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Kiko Rodriguez- Vete y Vuelve Otra Vez

Review

1. Bandida- I like this one, its pleasantly melodic and not too twangy. Despite the nature of the lyrics, typically mournful bachata lyrics, it’s a fun song to sing along to. Its also very danceable. 8

2. 10 de Deceimbre- Well, this is my birthday so I have a special fondness for the song. The guitar is really expressive in this one.The lyrics are farily plaintive but not quite misry inducing. Kiko has a smooth voice that doesn’t really get too raw and ragged, but does manage to convey emotion quite well.This is a really good song for dancing; it isn’t too fast or slow and has just the right amount of swing to it. 8

3. hasta Cuando Senor- This starts out so slowly that you know its going to suddenly burst into action,and sure enough it perks up into a brighy quick little bachata.It gets a little weird in the middle, it makes you want to say “um and what was that all about”. I give it a 5 its perfectly pleasant to both listen to and dance to, but also perfectly forgettable.

4. Un Beso When I hear the intro I think, “I’ve heard this a million times already”.The singing is a bit more “reaching” than in the past few songs and its romantic in that Monchy and Alexandra way, so it’s a very pleasant song for some nice romantic dancing. Long deep steps and floating, not quick jerky popping steps. If you dance bachata you know what I mean. 8

5. Mi Odio This sounds like Charlie Zaa, ah yes I know this song. It manages like most good bachatas, to be both fun and sad at the same time.Relatively uptempo and with enough oomph to dance well to it. 8.5

6.No Me Olvide de Tu Amor I think this may be one of my favorite bachatas ever. Its just miserable. When you are heartbroken, sitting at the bar staring blankly at the couples dancing, idly tapping your finger against a beer bottle. When the hot guy comes to the bar, you turn your head so as not to blow smoke into his face and he and leads you to the floor.You throw your arms over his shoulders and lean into him with a sigh, one hand holding your cigarette and the other your beer. And torso to torso, your legs and his entwined you rock , feeling his hot breath on the back of your neck as you both think of loves lost. You dance this way for a while before making eye contact and an unspoken promise to drown your sorrows in one another later that night. Well, this is the song that yall dance to. The singing is good, lyrics good but it’s the guitar that tells this story. 10

7. Vete y Vuelve Otra Vez- This is a little more uptempo and energetic.His voice is quite pleasant and expressive, too pleasant. I don’t want pop, I want writhing in agony singing, shit that has been wrenched from the soul. Still this is a pretty good little song for dancing and singable as well. 7.5

8. Homenaje al Jibarito- This combines the good bolero-iffficness of the bolero with the bachatativity of bachata. THIS is what Charlie Zaa attempted and failed to do with his Bachata CD. Hmm, I like this and he is almost almost reaching down enough inside to get it, but now that I think about it I would rather hear Luis Vargas or Anthony Santos singing. Still, let me not be so picky,I really like this and give it a 9.

9. No Soy Bandolero- A very sweetly sung bright little bachata that is good to close out a night of dancing.It feels like the last song of the night, whatever that means.6

10. Toma Mambo Well, how tipico. A pretty lightweight piece of tipico mambo fluff.I would halfheartedly dance too this while waiting for a good song to come on or with girl or my kids or something. It has a kinda polka sound to it that makes you want to get silly.7

Let me see, my cut?

Bandida, 10 de Deciembre, Un Beso, No Me Olvides de Tu Amor, Homenaje al Jibarito and Toma Mambo

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Kiko Rodriguez- kiko

Review

1. Bandida- I like this one, its pleasantly melodic and not too twangy. Despite the nature of the lyrics, typically mournful bachata lyrics, it’s a fun song to sing along to. Its also very danceable. 8

2. 10 de Deciembre- Well, this is my birthday so I have a special fondness for the song. The guitar is really expressive in this one.The lyrics are farily plaintive but not quite misry inducing. Kiko has a smooth voice that doesn’t really get too raw and ragged, but does manage to convey emotion quite well.This is a really good song for dancing; it isn’t too fast or slow and has just the right amount of swing to it. 8

3. hasta Cuando Senor- This starts out so slowly that you know its going to suddenly burst into action,and sure enough it perks up into a brighy quick little bachata.It gets a little weird in the middle, it makes you want to say “um and what was that all about”. I give it a 5 its perfectly pleasant to both listen to and dance to, but also perfectly forgettable.

4. Un Beso When I hear the intro I think, “I’ve heard this a million times already”.The singing is a bit more “reaching” than in the past few songs and its romantic in that Monchy and Alexandra way, so it’s a very pleasant song for some nice romantic dancing. Long deep steps and floating, not quick jerky popping steps. If you dance bachata you know what I mean. 8

5. Mi Odio This sounds like Charlie Zaa, ah yes I know this song. It manages like most good bachatas, to be both fun and sad at the same time.Relatively uptempo and with enough oomph to dance well to it. 8.5

6.No Me Olvide de Tu Amor I think this may be one of my favorite bachatas ever. Its just miserable. When you are heartbroken, sitting at the bar staring blankly at the couples dancing, idly tapping your finger against a beer bottle. When the hot guy comes to the bar, you turn your head so as not to blow smoke into his face and he and leads you to the floor.You throw your arms over his shoulders and lean into him with a sigh, one hand holding your cigarette and the other your beer. And torso to torso, your legs and his entwined you rock , feeling his hot breath on the back of your neck as you both think of loves lost. You dance this way for a while before making eye contact and an unspoken promise to drown your sorrows in one another later that night. Well, this is the song that yall dance to. The singing is good, lyrics good but it’s the guitar that tells this story. 10

7. Vete y Vuelve Otra Vez- This is a little more uptempo and energetic.His voice is quite pleasant and expressive, too pleasant. I don’t want pop, I want writhing in agony singing, shit that has been wrenched from the soul. Still this is a pretty good little song for dancing and singable as well. 7.5

8. Homenaje al Jibarito- This combines the good bolero-iffficness of the bolero with the bachatativity of bachata. THIS is what Charlie Zaa attempted and failed to do with his Bachata CD. Hmm, I like this and he is almost almost reaching down enough inside to get it, but now that I think about it I would rather hear Luis Vargas or Anthony Santos singing. Still, let me not be so picky,I really like this and give it a 9.

9. No Soy Bandolero- A very sweetly sung bright little bachata that is good to close out a night of dancing.It feels like the last song of the night, whatever that means.6

10. Toma Mambo Well, how tipico. A pretty lightweight piece of tipico mambo fluff.I would halfheartedly dance too this while waiting for a good song to come on or with girl or my kids or something. It has a kinda polka sound to it that makes you want to get silly.7

Let me see, my cut?

Bandida, 10 de Deciembre, Un Beso, No Me Olvides de Tu Amor, Homenaje al Jibarito and Toma Mambo

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