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Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas follows her award winning album Si with another upbeat pop CD that's full of tunes that are bound to become favorites at backyard sing-alongs. Cheery, sun filled pop that would be easy to dismiss, except that the songs are so likeable that you'll find yourself singing along to many of them for years to come.
- Pleasant, light, upbeat Latin pop
- Might be a little too light for some tastes
- 14 tracks of smooth Latin pop
- Audio and dual disc version available
- Released by Norte Records
Guide Review - CD Review: Julieta Venegas - Limon Y Sal
Julieta Venegas has gone from being the darling of the Latin alternative / rock en espagnol scene - writing songs where there was no such thing as a happy ending or a successful romance - to singing / composing sunny, upbeat pop tunes that are bubbly, hummable and deceptively simple.Why the change in sensibility? Apparently she woke up one day and decided that, barring any unforeseen tragedies, there was nothing wrong with being happy.
13 of the 14 tracks are composed or co-composed by Venegas. From the break out single "Me Voy", through the breezy tango rhythm of "De Que Me Sirve" to the folk sensibility of "No Sere" with its smooth accordion instrumental, this is not an album about driving rhythms and shaking your 'bon bon'. It is an album that tells simple stories accompanied by a nice beat and Venegas' pleasant alto voice.
Limon Y Sal reminds me of the first time I heard the Beatles sing "I Want To Hold Your Hand". Simple melody, silly lyrics. Yet it was difficult not to smile and sing along. I think you'll find yourself singing along to this CD.