11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Déjame Entrar may have won a GRAMMYⓇ for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album, but there isn’t much that’s traditional about it. Carlos Vives’ 10th album found him experimenting freely with rock, funk, son, merengue, and a variety of Colombian folkloric elements. Rock meets hot Latin funk for “Papadió,” while “Quiero Verte Sonreir,” an irresistible ballad, has a laidback coastal feel. Vives is at his best, however, on openhearted pop-vallenato anthems like the title track and “Santa Elegia.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Déjame Entrar may have won a GRAMMYⓇ for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album, but there isn’t much that’s traditional about it. Carlos Vives’ 10th album found him experimenting freely with rock, funk, son, merengue, and a variety of Colombian folkloric elements. Rock meets hot Latin funk for “Papadió,” while “Quiero Verte Sonreir,” an irresistible ballad, has a laidback coastal feel. Vives is at his best, however, on openhearted pop-vallenato anthems like the title track and “Santa Elegia.”

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