Lola

Erase una Vez

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Lola's Erase una Vez is the rollicking, popilicious soundtrack to the telenovela of the same name, which debuted on Televisa in February of 2007. The modern adaptation of the Cinderella story should clearly have a modern soundtrack, and so here it is. Lola (Eiza Gonzalez) does her best to balance a heavy workload as a servant in the Von Ferdinand household while pursuing her deepest desire on the side -- singing! She occasionally takes her charges along with her to performances who, liberated by the power of rock, decide to form their own musical group. With so much youth-powered bubblegum pop running around, this particular telenovela is clearly going to generate a sizable soundtrack. This two-disc set totaling 24 tracks offers more variety than one might originally think. There is as much stylistic variety as could be expected from a protagonist wearing a mini-skirt and leg warmers. Lola's brand of sugar pop takes on a variety of slants, a little hip-hop here, house there, punk or straight-up rock to round it out. Gonzalez does a better job with the vocal duties than the majority of telenovela star-gone-recording artists out there. The writing is both as banal and irresistible as might be expected. Gonzalez makes a great Cinderella (as long as neon's in fashion), and even a pretty fun listen. [A two-CD version was also released.]

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