Latin music has a funny history in America. Enough Spanish speaking people live in America to make Latin music popular enough to get sections in the CD stores, but few of them achieve any real success in America. Ricky Martin, Gloria Estafan, and Selena aside, most Latin music is ignored by the general public. It's with this knowledge that I say I feel that newcomer Kany Garcia has potential to become big in America. Kany was a winner in a Spanish version of "American Idol" and now has an album to show for it. From what my limited hearing can tell, she has a very powerful voice that can move mountains, and she USES it!
I say limited because despite my Latino heritage I can't be a word of Spanish. I have to judge the music based on the melody and whether the words SEEM to compliment the melody! From what I've heard, they do. Kany's album, titled "Cualquier Dia" (have no idea what this translates to) is an album consisting mostly of ballads. There is an upbeat song here and there, but the album as a whole feels like a Spanish Celine Dion album. Though I couldn't tell you what songs are about what, I'd say, based on melody alone, that "Amigo en el bano" is the best song on the CD.
People who can understand the lyrics are free to disagree with me if they so please. While there are no English songs on the album, this sounds like a strong debut from Kany Garcia, and I have this funny feeling we'll be hearing more from her in the future. And when I say more I mean much, MUCH more!
In my opinion, none of the songs on this CD really stand out apart from the others. The whole album sounds too much the same and there isn't really a uniqueness to the music that grabs your attention. I tried very hard to get into it by listening to it all the way through a few times... but in the end, it just wasn't my cup of tea. For her credit, she does have a nice singing voice but the songs just weren't that great or memorable. As far as albums go, it isn't terrible. I think the best words … more
Kevin T. Rodriguez is an aspiring film journalist. He's more comfortable typing a review then doing an on-camera appearance, but he loves doing the occasional rant. Whether it be on movies, eBay, or comics, … more
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