El Primer Ministro (Deluxe Edition)
Released: Sep 2012
Label: Sony Music Latin
Gerardo Ortiz sounds positively peppy on album three. Fairly cocky title aside, El Primer Ministro finds the narco singer moving past the 2011 attack on his entourage and perhaps past the tough stance he took in response on Entre Dios -- at least musically speaking. Things get plenty rollicking, even swaggalicious, on cuts like "Soy Caro." But with the exception of "La Moneda," they stay jaunty, almost sunny, without ever really taking that ominous musical tone. In fact, at times, Ortiz gets downright sweet, crooning his dulcet tenor across sentiment-drenched horn-fests like "Sueño De Amor."