Various Artists

Mundo Tropical: Bachata

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Despite its promising cover, which advertises songs from Alex Bueno and Zacarías Ferreíra, Union's Mundo Tropical: Bachata, like the rest of the series, is a slightly misleading compilation. Not that Bueno and Ferreíra don't have tracks included here; they do ("La Prisa" and "Mañana en Tu Olvido," respectively), but the rest of the album is comprised of the unknown tracks from Madelín González and Daniel Martinez Izquierdo. And since no Union Latin comp would be complete without something from the Cuban-born, Italian-based tropical band Havana Mambo, "Silencio Enamorado" (actually a pretty decent song) comes in at number 11. Compilation albums can be a great way to learn about a new style, but such is unfortunately not the case with Mundo Tropical: Bachata.

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