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A quick Review

1. Intro f Arcangel
I’m bored already. I get it, I get it. The world is ending yada yada, armies of cyborgs roam the steets in military formations, you’ve seen a sci fi movie blah blah, you’re a gargoyle blahblahblah. However, I still love Arcangel, though he doesnt sound good live (since I never see him live – NONISSUE), his flow is as sexy as ever. The song is dark and plodding and generally lacking exuberance or vibrance.

2. Randy- Terminamos Agresivo
Kinda bouncy and ok, I’d dance to it, but I wouldn’t rush to the floor or anything. But the beat is decent.

3. Arcangel and De La Ghetto- Te Estoy Buscando
Too spacy at the beginning and the breathy vocals just arent getting it, A sounds like he has been gargling with Drano.Its BORING.

4. Cosculluela y Jomar- No Le Temo a Los Nombres
Ah, nothing like a song that begins with the sounds of urban warfare and some Don Omarish mournful singing. I dont like funeral dirges. I dont like this. Its slow and the vocals lack the required urgency and bite to cut through the music. Ok, if they sharpened the gunfire, upped the tempo a tiny bit and made the bass go BOOM, i would like it a little.

5.Magnate and Valentino F Arcangel Morir de Amor
Well, what a surprise. Burbling electrohappy sounds and then, what? Is this CHEERFUL? Well, its pop-py but well, think I may enjoy it. Is that the trick, place a mediocre cheerful track after a few slow dull dreary ones so it POPS in comparioson and you LOVE it?
I dont do music, but it sounds muddy and needs to be a lil clearer to sound as happy as it needs to.

6. Khriz y Angel – Seras Mia
Blurble blurbrle, you know, I sort of like this. Its high energy and I dont listen to reggaeton to depress me, so Im game.

7.Joel- Se Fue
Do I hear rain? Is that rain? A genre blending plaintive ballad that would work much better if the singer could, you know, sing.Oooh, this is sneaky, my ears dont like it, but Im dancing in my chair because my body is conditioned to respond to the beat merengue invariably makes me feel joyful.

8. Lina G- The Party Getting Started
1. A chick is singing. 2. Its in English (partially). But Imma give it a chance, Im gonna try. Well, I cant listen to the whole thing, but if you like like Kat de Luna and Lisa Lisa and stuff, you should like this. It gets better in the middle, ok if it breaks down and gets super nasty then I can tolerate it, but its going to have to reach that part soon. It didnt.

9. Mario VI and La Sista- Dos Amigos Dos Amantes
I like Mario VI and La Sista doesnt count as a chick, because her voice doesnt make me cringe. This shit is the hottest on the cd thus far. Its about an 8/10 but I cant be too picky. I would add a TINY bit more intensity, ramp it up a little. This one will make it onto the iPod so I can irritate the good citizens of the city with my particular variant of noise pollution.

10. Nicky Jam- Dime Si Tu Quieres
Decent beat obscured by too much “i love you, i love you” and the sound of lil kids playing atari. I hate Nicky Jam.

11. Jowell- Hazte La Loca
Jowell “el mas suelto”. hazte la loca. Hey, I dont need to hear the song, this already sounds like my kind of party. You know, thats the problem, this cd never gets loose, never gets crazy.I want it to be a lil more acelerao.

12. Diel- Se Te Toco
Oh yeah, I’ve heard this, didnt Zion do this on Los Benjamins? A rather droning bachaton with some vocordery vocals. I would like it if I hadnt heard it 2 million times already. The pitch of the entire song seems off, it is very hard for me to listen to.

13 Fade- Dont Stop
Ok, fine, only 2 more songs to go, I will listen. Another Ziony song. If I were 25 I would love this.

14. Alex Killer- Deja Que TE Toquen
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its the LAST SONG!!! I like the beat, but it sounds really Los Benjaminesque and I dont want to hear it. Oh crap, but the beat does kinda grab me and beat wins over vocals every time.

What if the cd doesnt suck, what if my speakers are just all screwy? Nah, it sucks.

Final Analysis, not worth buying but a few tracks are danceworthy.

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Hmm, interesting article from the BIllboard en Espanol blogger Ian Malinaw..  I enjoy some of the more electronic/techno reggaeton. But so far, I dont like the new Daddy Yankee release, Talento de Barrio.

But what the hell is this guy talking about

So when reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee released earlier this summer “Pose,” his newest single from the soundtrack of the movie that he produced and starred, “Talento de Barrio” (due out this month), I was relieved because I know that he opened the doors for the genre’s evolution.
With the new cut – a spicy fusion of electro-dance-pop and hip hop – the self-proclaimed reggaeton king left ‘dembow’ behind and embraced a modern music blend that’s burning charts everywhere, taking the genre to new musical heights as he puts it on the world map.
The result: La crème de la crème of reggaeton – Wisin y Yandel, Don Omar, Hector “El Father,” to cite a few – are following in his footsteps and this in turn is creating a new, successful hybrid brew driven by electro-dance beats that is also drawing a broader audience.

Daddy Yankee opened the door for the evolution? Um, ok. This is not the first electrotechnodancedembow song ever and nor the first one in recent years.

Wisin and WHO are following in his footsteps? I think the author has his timeline all wrong.

As reggaeton’s top ambassador, though, the interpreter of the mega hit “Gasolina” carries the torch of the urban movement and is in charge of its future, making sure it remains up-to-date and relevant to a whole new generation of music fans.

Ya know what Im gonna say, go play Arcangel or someone. But really, DY??

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