Rocío Dúrcal

Si Te Pudiera Mentir

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Arguably a female counterpart to Julio Iglesias or Jose Jose, Rocio Durcal has focused on adult-oriented Latin pop and is highly regarded for her first-rate ballad singing. Like those artists, Durcal can be overly slick, but there's no question that she has an excellent voice and brings a great deal of feeling to the material she's given. The pop star entered the 1990s with Si Te Pudiera Mentir, one of the many albums that was a major hit for her in the Latin market. Typical of her output, romantic selections like "Falso," "Me Duele Que Asi Te Vayas" and "La Balanza" illustrate the fact that in the 1990s, few Latin singers put more emotion into ballads and romantic material than Durcal. For all its glossiness and slickness, this CD has a lot of heart.

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