After the commercial and artistic failure of Vida Cruel, Calamaro hit the scene with an album that was clearly his best up to that point. In Por Mirarte, the guitars replace the keyboard preeminence of previous albums, while Calamaro's songwriting starts to lose some of its pretension, yet becomes more effective. Hits like "Cartas Sin Marcar," "Loco Por Tí," and the ballad "Por Mirarte" helped the album's popularity. Songs such as "Con Los Dientes Apretados" and "Me Olvidé De Los Demás," sung with the folk-rock singer León Gieco, are among Calamaro's bests. The release also contains a Spanish version of Chuck Berry's classic "Johnny B. Goode."
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AllMusic Review by Iván Adaime