Piedra De Afilar 0805


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Review Text Amanda Miguel's pleasant Piedra de Afilar plays like an '80s CD, but not in the way most backward-looking discs do. Instead of coming off as a throwback, it sounds genuinely derived from the era: synthesizers swirl, twinkly chimes signal the onset of quiet singing on its way to turning fierce, and a syrupy duet -- "Siempre Fuimos Dos" -- sounds like something Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb might have made a stab at had they sung in Spanish. Anachronistic leanings aside, what Miguel again demonstrates here is that hers are the pipes of a purebred diva. She channels the effusive outpourings of Irene Cara at her best on "Es un Loco Amor," leans in a Toni Braxton-inspired R&B direction on "Retrasando el Adios," and seems to be holed up with Celine Dion somewhere in Vegas for the vocal-chord snapper that is "Se Paro." Overall, a striking if overly sentimental effort -- should Miguel one day decide to drop the gooey stuff in favor of more interesting fare, her full-throttle delivery could secure her Shakira-caliber fame among adult English-speaking listeners. ~ Tammy La Gorce

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Piedra de Afilar - 4:03
  2. 2. No Me Vas a Olvidar - 4:41
  3. 3. Samba Para Que Te Quiera - 5:14
  4. 4. Siempre Fuimos Dos - 5:30
  5. 5. Retrasando el Adiós - 4:55
  6. 6. Se Paró - 4:53
  7. 7. Es un Loco Amor - 4:58
  8. 8. Tierra de Nadie - 5:40
  9. 9. Hoy Por Hoy - 5:38
  10. 10. No Hizo Falta Mas - 4:48
  11. 11. Nebulosa - 4:55

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