Imagine opening a beautifully wrapped package to find an unattractive tie inside. That's how listening to this CD feels. Once you get past the 24-page booklet and the gorgeous song intros, the album rarely delivers memorable hooks. Gustavo Angel has retooled his voice in a more traditional ranchera music mold with hit-or-miss results, sometimes sounding more like Glenn Danzig than Vicente Fernandez on "Por Que Te Conoci" (Why Did I Get to Know You). The group, which rarely does covers, retools the late Cornelio Reyna's "Botella Envenenada" (Poisoned Bottle) in its signature pop-ranchera style.
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AllMusic Review by Douglas Shannon