Insomniac

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Enrique Iglesias' self-penned follow-up to 2003's Seven features the catchy single "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)" and a collaboration with rapper Lil' Wayne on "Push."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Insomniacs, of course, can't sleep, so they stay up all night -- and who better to provide a soundtrack to sleepless nights than Enrique Iglesias, the heir to the Latin loverman throne that his father Julio claimed in the '80s. Unlike his dad, Enrique became a global superstar at a relatively young age, and he also came of age in an era that's decidedly flashier than Julio's, so even if he shared a taste for corny romantic ballads with ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Enrique Iglesias' self-penned follow-up to 2003's Seven features the catchy single "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)" and a collaboration with rapper Lil' Wayne on "Push."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Insomniacs, of course, can't sleep, so they stay up all night -- and who better to provide a soundtrack to sleepless nights than Enrique Iglesias, the heir to the Latin loverman throne that his father Julio claimed in the '80s. Unlike his dad, Enrique became a global superstar at a relatively young age, and he also came of age in an era that's decidedly flashier than Julio's, so even if he shared a taste for corny romantic ballads with his father, he had a far hipper persona than his dad, and nowhere is that more evident than on 2007's Insomniac, his fourth English-language album and first to really be pushed to a younger audience. Sure, there's a surplus of slow-burning romantic ballads, but Insomniac also has a stylish shimmer designed for clubs and even those slow tunes can get down and dirty, as on "On Top of You," which is every bit the sub-R. Kelly bump-n-grind the title indicates. But Enrique is too much of a crossover guy to spend the entire album doing the nasty -- he's sharp enough to spend just enough time to give the impression that Insomniac leans toward that sleek, sexy club sound, but loads up the rest of the record with songs that can fit into smooth pop radio stations the world over. Sometimes, he pushes too hard in either direction -- complete with a Lil Wayne cameo, the dirty-dancing anthem "Push" as in "push push/back upon it/don't stop until the morning" tries way too hard and has the opposite effect as intended, while some ballads drown in syrup -- but sometimes Iglesias strikes the right balance between crossover pop and stylish retro-new wave production, as on "Stay in Tonight," a tune that's sleek and propulsive but not edgy, a tune that could have fit into adult contemporary pop radio at any time since the late '80s, and Sean Garrett's production on "Do You Know? The Ping Pong Song" is the inverse, sounding tailor-made for the moment of its release. Both are similar in one regard: they're the kind of song that works for Enrique because it glides by on its sound and doesn't rely on him to do the heavy lifting, either as a singer or a seducer. But what works on this slick, snazzy makeover is what always works for him: the ballads and the middle-of-the-road pop tunes. They may not be hip, but they're part of the family tradition, and when he sticks to them, he's as good as ever.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2007
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602517338449
  • Catalog Number: 000896402
  • Sales rank: 12,612

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ring My Bells (3:56)
  2. 2 Push - Lil Wayne (3:53)
  3. 3 Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song) (3:40)
  4. 4 Somebody's Me (4:00)
  5. 5 On Top of You (3:41)
  6. 6 Tired of Being Sorry (4:03)
  7. 7 Miss You (3:23)
  8. 8 Wish I Was Your Lover (3:25)
  9. 9 Little Girl (3:47)
  10. 10 Stay Here Tonight (4:15)
  11. 11 Sweet Isabel (3:15)
  12. 12 Don't You Forget About Me (3:12)
  13. 13 Dímelo (3:39)
  14. 14 Alguien Soy Yo (4:00)
  15. 15 Amigo Vulnerable (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Enrique Iglesias Primary Artist
Johnta Austin Vocals
Kristian Lundin Keyboards
Carlos Paucar Vocals
Anna Nordell Background Vocals
Tor Erik Hermanson Various
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Various
Technical Credits
Brian Gardner Mastering
Jimmy Iovine Executive Producer
Ren Swan Engineer
Mark Taylor Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Scott Thomas Producer
Enrique Iglesias Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Adaptation, Vocal Producer
John Shanks Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Luis Gómez Escolar Spanish Lyrics
Martin Kierszenbaum Executive Producer
Steve Morales Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Drew FitzGerald Art Direction
Lil Wayne Composer
Kristian Lundin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Carlos Paucar Producer, Vocal Producer
Rami Audio Production
Arnthor Audio Production
Paul Barry Composer
Javier Cofiño grooming
Tor Erik Hermanson Instrumentation
Arnthor Birgisson Composer, Producer
Brian Kidd Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Steeve Daviault grooming
Sean Garrett Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Alex E. Smith Engineer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Rami Yacoub Composer, Producer
Savan Kotecha Composer
Andy Ellis Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    get it.

    Its the best of the best. I really enjoy the songs as while as my mother and it shares how Enrique has become great not better over the years. So get it you'll enjoy it greatly. I can't say I have a favorite song because there all so great to listening to.

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