Agot Isidro

The Best of Agot Isidro

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In 1996, Philippine female singer Agot Isidro released, The Best of Agot Isidro. Isodro has a pleasant, tuneful voice, and is more talented than many female singers who release albums here. Still, her voice isn't always technically proficient, and sounds a bit weak at times.

The material consists of the passionate, easy-listening love song so popular in the Philippines, though some songs, including, "Wishin' Too Hard" and "Sandali Na Lang" (trans: Just for a Moment), are substantive enough to be considered middle-of-the-road. In addition, Isidro instills enough appeal and charm to give some songs more life than they deserve, including, "Everyday" and "Loving You."

She has her weaknesses, however, however, and she falls a bit short on parts of "Beginning Today" and "Love You Honey," where she loses her poise and teeters close to being offkey. Yet, she never falls over the brink, and still manages to instill some charm.

The instrumentation is pleasurable, particularly the lithesome acoustic guitar that graces many of the songs, including "Love You Honey," "Everyday" and "Beginning Today," among others. The synergy between voice and guitar is especially apparent in "Loving You."

Most songs on The Best of Agot Isidro are slow-paced, but Isidro shows spunk on the spirited middle-of-the-road tune, "Bakit Kung Sinu-Sino" (trans: Why Is There So Many), and she could probably handle even more adventurous material; at any rate, one guesses Isidro would enjoy the challenge.

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