Written by Vixen Lazorra Wednesday, 12 August 2009 00:00
Paulina Rubio’s latest production has been on top of the charts and number one for several weeks on the Latin Pop Albums chart. Gran City Pop is Paulina’s ninth studio album and its eccentric, funky and very Miami. Here’s the album dissected:
- Causa y Efecto – It’s her first single and it’s the most excellent choice for what Paulina stands for. Everything has a cause an effect. It’s a perfection of what Spanish pop should like! Her vocals were made for this track.
- La Danza del Escorpion – Very guitar influenced. It’s that rebellious song that we all sing to that special “person” but in a bad way. I love the “No, No, No” in the track! There’s even a little high note! It’s at 2:40 minutes into the song.
- Enseñame – I dunno about this one. The beginning builds up too much. When you get to the chorus, you just wanna sing to it but when she goes into the second verse, it sounds more like she’s just talking/ whispering. This one we can skip.
- Melodia de Tu Alma – The ballad of the album! It’s beautiful. The piano in this is amazing. The arrangements, her vocals and drums blend in magnificently. It’s one of those Guns & Roses-type ballads.
- Mas Que Amigo – Mid tempo track. Highly guitar influenced. The chorus however is too repetitive. “ You quiero, mi vida ,refugiarme en ti”? This could definitely have been a b-side. It pauses too much in the chorus. You can skip this one too.
- Ni Rosas, Ni Jugetes – Love, Love, Love this track! It’s very Mexican influenced. At one point the track even sounds Hawaiian. Humph maybe she was inspired by Thalia’s “Lunada” album. Ha! This is Pau’s second single, it’s a mid-tempo track with great vocals and even a rap!
- Amaneci Sin Ti – Ballad # 2. Think of this track as the Spanish version of Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”. It’s Identical. So if you like Jason Mraz, you’ll love this mid-tempo ballad.
- Algo De Ti – This song has to be a single! This is the track that will put Pau back in the map. Are you listening Pau? It’s a sultry, sensous, track about that x-factor that all the men we love have. She sounds sexy, sincere and confident. Best track on the album hands down.
- A Contraluz – I don’t know what this track is about. Contraluz means backlighting. In this very poppy track she talks about searching for someone but doesn’t find them. The arrangements for this track are a little off. The song seems like it skips and it does not blend very well with the vocals. You can skip this one too.
- Escaleras De Arena – The lyrics are amazing! This upbeat rock track is perfect for driving down the expressway. Great way to close the álbum! “Ni te voy, ni me vas , me retiro, te voy a olvidar”! I love that line.