Benny Ibarra – “Estoy” (2006) Live Album Review

  Benny Ibarra released his first live album in 2006 as a 2CD digipak in Mexico. Twenty-nine tracks make up the complete production. He recorded the album at the Auditorio Nacional in November of 2005. Benny’s live concert is fun listen. You can tell he is a well-trained singer and musician. He sounds just as good…

Benny Ibarra – “Asi” (2005) Album Review

Benny Ibarra releases a follow-up to his 2003 album Llueve Luz entitled Asi In 2005, Benny released the album, Asi, filled with lots of ballads and very few pop tracks. The album is created with a unique combination of songwriters and musicians on this album. It also marks the first collaboration between Timbiriche members, Benny…

Benny – “Grandes Exitos 1992-2002” (2002) Album Review

  Benny Ibarra didn’t go solo directly after he left Timbiriche in 1985. His first album wasn’t released until 1992. That is seven years to perfect his style, sound, and image. What fans got was a very tall and lanky, and a bit goofy, singer-songwriter-musician. Benny excelled at beautiful romantic ballads with songs like “Tonto…

Bajofondo – “Mar Dulce” (2008) Album Review

Bajofondo scores with Mar Dulce, and it’s duets with top-selling pop artists As I continue to reorganize my CD collection, I found that this album of Bajofondo was not ripped into MP3 for my iPod. I ran to my wife to tell her because she likes the group and now she will have “new” music…

Alexander Acha – “Voy” (2008) Album Review

Alexander Acha’s name seemed familiar over the years, so when I found his album on the discount rack of a Latin music store in Houston, I picked it up. I didn’t know what I would get into when I purchased it. I added all the new music to my iPod, but this album rarely pops…

MDO – “Sabe A Ti” (2008) Album Review

This wasn’t an MDO line-up that I followed while they were active. I had a few songs on my playlist, but for the most part, these guys are pretty unfamiliar. In 2002, the MDO that I knew decided to break-up; but then in 2005, the group returned with all new members. In 2005, three of…

Paulina Rubio – “Gran City Pop” (2009) Album Review

Depending on who you ask, Paulina Rubio could be considered the queen of Latin pop. Over the years, Paulina has taken the crown from a couple of contenders, but it changes hands so rapidly. In 2009, Paulina Rubio released her album Gran Pop City. The first single, “Causa Y Efecto” was an instant hit with a…

Calo – “La Leyenda” (2007) Album Review

In 2007, Calo reunited for urban flared album, La Leyenda After a successful run as Mexico’s “it” rap group, Calo disbanded in 1999 but returned in 2007 with the album, La Leyenda. With the album, the group focused on an urban rap. Sadly, it wasn’t accepted as well as the group’s previous album. La Leyenda featured…

Zayra Alvarez – “Ruleta” (2004-2006) Album Review

  Zayra Alvarez was the whole reason I wanted “Rockstar: Supernova” in 2006 which was a “Making The Band” for the US rock group, INXS. We had the original 2004 edition of the album before it was reissued in 2006 after her participation in the television show which was having people audition to be the…