Juanes – La vida es un ratico

{mosimage}Juanes’ follow up album to the great success that he achieved with the previous Mi Sangre and his hit La Camisa Negra.


T
he Colombian artists comes back with new look, but the same good
quality and catchy rhythms of the previous album. Teaming up again with
famous producer Gustavo Santaolalla, Juanes shows a great maturity and
a global vision of the problems of the world. Without the God status by
other American stars, but just step by step, he has been able to pour
some good songs in the ears of an increasing worldwide audience.

Juanes
can be very intimate in No creo en el Jamas or Me Enamora, but it also
shows the side of a person down to earth with his particular relaxed
view of life in La vida…es un ratico. The artist can be also committed
with the problems of the world  like in Bandera de Manos, sung in two
versions, alone and with Campino, the leader of the German band Die Toten
Hosen
. A duet that is, in my opinion, the best track of the album. But
Juanes really knows how to show some class when choosing the
collaborators, since he also features Andrés Calamaro, the ex member of
the legendary band Los Rodriguez in the song Minas Piedras.

Detail
after detail, from the people surrounding him to the lovely design of
the dove that decorates the compact disc, Juanes makes the difference
to be at the top of the Latin music once more.

Rating 4/5