Mi Reflejo

Mi Reflejo

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by Christina Aguilera
     
 
Teen pop genie Christina Aguilera proves there's no limit to her magic on Mi Reflejo, acknowledging her Latin roots with her first album sung entirely in Spanish. All of her biggest English-language hits are here, plus several new tunes, rendered in a flawless castellano that would surely do her grandmother proud - especially since, by her own admission

Overview

Teen pop genie Christina Aguilera proves there's no limit to her magic on Mi Reflejo, acknowledging her Latin roots with her first album sung entirely in Spanish. All of her biggest English-language hits are here, plus several new tunes, rendered in a flawless castellano that would surely do her grandmother proud - especially since, by her own admission, Aguilera doesn't speak Spanish fluently. But whether she's jumping on the bandwagon or just trying to make her abuelos happy, there's no denying her vocal talent, which lends each cut a substance lacking in most of her fellow teen queens' productions. By the same token, her influences are readily apparent, from the ardent crooning of Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey to La India's feisty salsa-soul growl. Producer Rudy Pérez, known for his first-rate work with Latina lovelies Jaci Velásquez and Millie, adds his Midas touch throughout. Highlights include the merry romp of "Ven Conmigo," ("Come On Over") the funky grind-and-burn of "Una Mujer" ("What a Girl Wants"), and the salsafied flutter of the freshly-baked "Cuando No Es Contigo." Christina's got a sweet way with slower fare too, from the tender balladry of "Pero Me Acuerdo de Tí" to her soaring new duet with Puerto Rican heartthrob Luis Fonsi on "Si No Te Hubiera Conocido" ("If We Had Never Met"). In short, this is irresistible pop that transcends all language barriers.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Christina Aguilera's eponymous debut reached multi-platinum status in the summer of 1999, the charts were also ruled by the Latin pop explosion, headed by Ricky Martin. Since Aguilera had Ecuadoran heritage, recording a Latin pop album was appropriate, even if she didn't know how to speak the language. Besides, a Latin album was an easy way to buy time for an artist waiting to produce an eagerly awaited sequel to a blockbuster album. So, she knocked out the record that became Mi Reflejo in 1999 and 2000, between tours and video shoots. She learned the words phonetically, but she already knew most of the melodies, since the bulk of the album was Spanish-language versions of songs on the debut album. In other words, it was a mirror image of the debut -- her Spanish reflection, as it were. This results in an album that is just a little too familiar, even if it's classy and well-produced and spiked with a couple of new tunes that hold their own with the holdovers. Even so, it's hard to view Mi Reflejo as anything other than a bit of a pleasant holding pattern; it's enjoyable as it spins, but it doesn't add anything new to her music, since it's just the old music in new clothing.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0078636932323
catalogNumber:
09060
Rank:
33474

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christina Aguilera   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jerry Goldsmith   Conductor
Steve Kipner   Drums,Keyboards
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Agustin Pantoja   Palmadas
Ed Calle   Saxophone
Tony Concepcion   Trumpet
David Frank   Drums,Keyboards
John Goux   Guitar
Julio Hernandez   Bass
Lee Levin   Drums
Manny López   Acoustic Guitar
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Wendy Pederson   Vocals
Rudy Pérez   Keyboards,spanish guitar
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Dana Teboe   Trombone
Matt Laug   Tambourine
Raul Midón   Background Vocals
Dan Warner   Guitar
Paquito Hechavarria   Piano
Geannie Cruz   Background Vocals
Richard Bravo   Percussion
Michael C. Ross   Keyboards
Rubén Rodríguez   Electric Bass
Luis Fonsi   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Matthew Wilder   Composer,Orchestration
Mike Greene   Engineer
Steve Kipner   Composer
Tom Snow   Composer
Franne Golde   Composer
Paul Arnold   Engineer
Bob Brockman   Engineer
Ed Calle   Arranger
Mario DeJesús   Engineer
Ron Fair   Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
David Frank   Arranger,Composer
Ron Harris   Arranger
Gary Lindsay   String Arrangements
Mario Lucy   Engineer
Rudy Pérez   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Guy Roche   Programming
Diane Warren   Composer,Executive Producer
Bruce Weeden   Engineer
Aaron Zigman   Orchestration
David Zippel   Composer
Sergio George   Arranger,Producer
Joel Numa   Engineer
Manuel Lopez   Composer
Jorge Luis Piloto   Composer
Michael C. Ross   Programming,Engineer
Pamela Sheyne   Composer
Johan Åberg   Composer
Paul Rein   Composer,Engineer
Cesar Portillo de la Luz   Composer

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Mi Reflejo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this album. I was taking Spanish classes at the time, it helped me a lot at the time. She is one of my favorite singers. I love her voice and I love her English albums as well. But she did a lot of the producing and song writing. I hope she comes out with a 2nd Spanish album. Yes, many of the songs are from her first album in US Release, "Just Be Free" and "Christina Aguilera". But she is a talent for the ages like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, and Pink. She is an amazing singer, even can out sing Beyonce' on her own songs. But the songs, Cuando No Es Contigo and Falsas Esperanzas were all meant to be in Spanish and are just amazing. Yes, she does the scaling technique a lot on her first albums up to "Stripped". But she wrote those two songs and started to show the world what she could do at belting and even writing songs on piano. It helped me with learning Spanish greatly in middle school and high school. The videos on the CD/Computer DVD rock! Worth the watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina Aguilera. Boy is she on her way to be the diva queen of the 2000-2010 decade! Watch out Brittney! It wasn't enough for her to just create an incredible album featuring top tens such as ''Genie In Bottle'' and ''What A Girl Wants.'' She also had to create an incredible album for the Spanish speaking world. And boy are they are celebrating! But then again, who wouldn't love Christina? Now here's the problem. Who can decide which album is better? The one in English or the incredible one in Spanish? Both have incredible passion and show that she is a professional. She has mastered the Spanish language for her songs. That shows an incredible talent and level of professionalism. She cares about her fans. Christina won't offend them by pronouncing something wrong. ''I Turn To You'' is even a bit prettier in Spanish. What a song. What a girl! What we want! This girl is going to be a legend. Way to go Christina!
Guest More than 1 year ago
well once again ms. aguilera has proven herself worthy of attention. this latest collection of spanish ballads and up-tempo latin grooves shows her amazing versatility and not to mention her incredible vocal range. almost mariah! if you are into the latin explosion or if you love spanish music this ones a MUST!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This girl has it all the moves,looks, and now her brand new spanish album. I t is increbile, it has both sad love songs, and up beat pop songs that have made here famous in both Latin America and U.S.A., Now in case you dont understrand the titles, for those of you how don't speak spanish here are they are in Engilsh: 1.Genie In A Bottle 2. False Hopes 3.The Final Kiss 4.But I Remember You 5.Come On Over Baby(All I want Is You) 6.If I Never Meet You 7.With You In the Distance 8.If It's Not With You 9.I Turn To You 10.What A Girl Wants 11.Reflection
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina's new Spanish album is the best. Many are discouraged from buying it b/c they don't know Spanish, but even if you don't know Spanish, you can feel the emotion in each of her songs. It's a great album, and everyone should add it to their collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has been the best and ever yet greatest of Christina Aguilera.Her Spanish sounds great for her lyrics and she can really sing her lungs out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this album has reflected Christina's most talented spot's. Her hopeful lyrics are even more excellent than the last.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS FANTASTIC GIRL HAS IT ALL THE MOVES, LOOKS, AND NOW HER BRAND NEW SPANISH ALBUM. AND THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST AND EVER YET GREATES OF CRISTINA AGUILERA.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was reluctant to buy Mi Reflejo because I was not sure if I would like it, but I bought it anyway. I found it more beautiful than the english album. Christina has a beautiful voice and if she continues to sing like this then she has a very promising future ahead of her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I REALLY DO LOVE HER NEW SPANISH ALBUM. IT NOT ONLY BRINGS OUT HER AMAZING VOCAL ABILITIES BUT HER SPANISH ROOTS AS WELL. SHE IS ON HER WAY TO THE TOP. THIS ALBUM, WHICH FEATURES SONGS LIKE ''GENIO ATRAPADO'' WHICH IS ''GEANIE IN A BOTTLE, AND ''MI REFLEJO'', ''I TURN TO YOU'',AND MANY MORE WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES BY CHRISTINA, IS AMAZING. NEED I SAY MORE. THIS IS AN ASOLUTELY GREAT ALBUM THAT IS TEARING UP ALL HER COMPETITION. SHE IS CONFIDENT AND DOESN'T SHOW ANY SIGN OF BEING NERVOUS OR SCARED BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T SPEAK SPANISH ALL THAT GOOD. SHE SINGS HER SONGS WELL AND SHE REPRESENTS THE LATIN COMUNITY. ALL MY RESPECT GOES OUT TO HER!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once more, her musical style is great, and her voice is FLAWLESS on this album. I love the Spanish versions of Genie in a Bottle and I Turn to You, but I think they're surpassed easily by El Beso del Final. I hope she does a lot more albums like this one!! (Also a great way to practice up on your Spanish... hehe)
Guest More than 1 year ago
When it had come to my attention that Christina Aguilera was comming out with a Spanish CD, I didn't exactly think that it was going to go over well. I mean, on her other cds, she didnt exactly have any latin beats or anything so I thought that it was going to be a complete failure on her part. But I was given the CD by my dad who knew that I liked Christina Aguilera, and I thought that I would give it a try. I was glad that I did. Not only does she have Genie in a bottle(Genio Atrapadio), Come on Over (Ven Conmigo), I turn to you (Por Siempre Tu), What a Girl wants (Mujer), and Reflection (Mi Reflejo), but she also has other great songs that aren't available in English. If you like Christina Aguilera, then your gonna love Mi Reflejo! Even if you don't know Spanish!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is, she has the most beautiful voice in the world!And very heart touching ballads, especially track 6 and 7! I bet Britney can't sing like that!
Guest More than 1 year ago
To say that I'm usually not a fan of teen pop is an understatement. I generally detest the stuff, and feel that I was born into the wrong decade (my musical tastes belong to the 1960s.) But this album is much superior to many that have come out recently, simply due to the fact that Aguilera in this CD retains her incredibly good voice and has an actual sense of melody and a surprisingly accurate Spanish accent. The ballads on this can be sometimes weak, but she does them justice, and two of her new songs, Cuando No Es Contigo and Falsas Esperanzas, have a punch to them you just don't see in her English language releases. So I would certainly reccomend this to any fan of Christina Aguilera. And to those who hate teen pop... it's okay. It's not the best thing I've ever heard, but it's okay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the cd because I love Christina and I can speak spanish
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christinia inspired my to start doing music. and Brittney didn't.....i don't like her.But Christinia has great looks and personality in 20 years we'll say to our grandkids I can't belive she's still singing!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Christina Aguilera's first Spanish album, one can see that she has even a better voice than on her debut album. It is flattering that she would sing in spanish, as she is a gringo, (despite having ecuadorian decent) but she does have an accent-an american one. But do not let this ruin the album for those hispanicos, as her accent isnt that big, and the new tracks are awesome. Despite that the translation for ''una mujer'' is quite strange, and the ''Por siempre tu'' translation includes ''of all you are my best option'', Christina still shines through. You can hear her talented voice throughout the tracks, and it flows well. From a few soulful ballads, to poppy tunes, Christina did well on her first Latin release, showcasing her beautiful voice, and her ''Latin'' side.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off, the original tracks in English are more natural sounding because they were originally conceived that way, NOT in Spanish. This makes for some odd-sounding phrases (''Ven conmigo, ven conmigo BAY-beh...''). Second, the songs written specifically for this CD are OK for the first few listens, but then they sounded pretty routine after that, didn't stand up well to repeated playings. And lastly, despite all the praise of how she's a great singer, I have yet to hear what all the fuss is about... she likes to go through scales which is good technique, but it doesn't automatically make someone a great singer. And I got tired of hearing her sing every phrase the same way.. that is with an annoying wavering drawl (''Por siempre tuuuuaaahhhhooHHhhhhoooahhh''). That's just overusing a certain effect, not great singing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago