Mi Vida: La Pelicula

Wisin & Yandel

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Mi Vida: La Pelicula Review

by Evan C. Gutierrez

Wisin & Yandel stay on the cutting edge of reggaeton with their 2005 release, Mi Vida: La Pelicula. Though not yet a huge chart success, the Puerto Rican power duo remains a crowd favorite just below the radar of reggaeton superstardom. The hook-writing is often quite tuneful and memorable, and the lyrics are consistently wry. Wisin & Yandel have made a name for themselves with their quick-witted wordplay, and they carry on that tradition with as they spit rhymes as fast as lightning, and just as bright. Though plenty funky, the production never really breaks past rockin' into innovation. There's plenty of swaggering reggaeton fun, but few truly new ideas. The scope of the album definitely suffers from many of the same pitfalls as the genre at large. From the first track to the last, there's virtually no variation in tempo or key. This is a fine point, but can wear on the listener after time, and is a sign that Lideres Records could have profited from a more mature ear in the booth. As this duo distills their potion, and the genre improves with age, it will be interesting to see what new flavors this pair can brew.

Track Listing - Disc 2

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