by Fonseca
Corazon by Fonseca
Released: Feb 2006
Label: Capitol Latin
This Colombian's second release broke him internationally, thanks to the success of the Vallenato-lite (and very enjoyable) single "Te Mando Flores." The album's a fairly cohesive affair, with a meter set to swing somewhere between Carlos Vives at his most folkloric and Juanes at his poppiest. Still, for all the obvious influences, Fonseca carves out his own identity, exploring a sort of jazzy international balladry on songs like "Hace Tiempo" and "Sigo Aqui Cantando." But his most folkloric songs, "Mercedes" among them, stand out for their sheer, unadulterated joy.
Sarah Bardeen
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