Ladrón

Culpable de Tu Amor

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Lead singer and composer Sergio Villarreal experiments with mariachi on two tracks, which are among the album's best. While Villarreal's wispy voice isn't the typical mouthpiece for Mexico's signature genre, his original melodies and lyrics breathe new life into the format. The balance of the album continues in Ladrón's soft Cumbia/ballad vein. Apparently still upset about his girlfriend's absence from his birthday party (described in "Tú Me Quieres Lastimar" from No Tengo Lágrimas), he finds out she's sorry in the lovely ballad "Sola" (Alone). However, the song also illustrates Villarreal's Achilles' heel as a composer -- he relies on spoken dialogue to advance the song's story line instead of telling it through his lyrics.

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