Paloma

Paloma

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Thematic given the fact the information and cover painting resemble a Latin jazz or salsa dance-oriented album within, the album throws a slight curve with more dance and techno-oriented on the opening "Cancion De La Paloma." Singer Coco Love Alcorn leads the way on "Chocolate Cake," a trip-hop and soulful melding with somewhat satisfactory sounds and results. Despite the various layers and arrangements, the lyrics, like most danceable albums, are inherently weak and quite artificial. Too often the delivery and general performance isn't as crisp as it should be, often sounding lackadaisical and ineffective. Thankfully, the malaise is broken with some percussion and Latin beats during If I Had a Reason, slightly more upbeat than the preceding tracks. A funky Doughnut Shop continues the rhythm, but such tunes should be interspersed through the album, not saved for the end. An average effort that could has the potential to be better.

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