by Ricky Martin
- Record Label: Columbia
- Release Date: Nov 14, 2000
- Record Label: Columbia
- Genre(s): Pop
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|Talk to me, tell me your name You blow me off like it's all the same You lit a fuse, and now I'm ticking away Like a bomb, yeah baby Talk to me,...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 4 out of 6
Mixed: 2 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
"Sound Loaded" shows Martin walking the tightrope between requisite familiarity and fresh musical ground with remarkable ease.
And while there's a temptation to write this -- and Martin -- off as just another pop-tart confection reprising a proven sonic formula, the fact remains that the singer and his cohorts craft music that's undeniably engaging, tuneful, and, quite often, lots of fun.
The relentlessly likable and danceable Sound Loaded plunges listeners once again into Ricky's hothouse world, with its lush evocations of exotic climes ("St. Tropez"), Spanglish salsa-club blowouts (the irresistible "Amor") and voodoo hussies (oh, pick one -- "Jezebel"). The singing sounds a little tired, but the monstrously effective production is firmly in place, with arena-size swells swamping the ballads ("Come to Me" eventually drowns) and Latinate curlicues (like the arabesque-ing guitar that redeems "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely") peeping from the corners.
Less than two years after the crossover phenomenon erupted in earnest, this kitchen sink approach to Latin American pop already sounds incredibly formulaic -- albeit a formula that still has some life in it.
The trio of Spanish songs are no fun at all and ballads such as Come To Me are more Michael Bolton than Michael Jackson, but - and let's not be coy about this - when he does Livin' La Vida Loca again, he's fantastic.
Fizzy but numbingly predictable.... The delightful element of surprise occasioned by Martin's breakthrough English-language debut has been replaced by a formula-milking attempt to replicate its track record. This is particularly disappointing, since in concert Martin stirs things up by doing more than nodding to his roots.
Positive: 7 out of 9
Mixed: 0 out of 9
Negative: 2 out of 9
AngelinaR.Sep 12, 2002It's simply amazing! I listen it diary from two years now and I can tell that I love it!
HollyM.Jul 16, 2001I love this cd but it just one his bast I got this cd the day it came out becase I got all his cd's and I knew it was wonderful becase I I love this cd but it just one his bast I got this cd the day it came out becase I got all his cd's and I knew it was wonderful becase I love ricky's muisc and hay if you ask me I say bay this cd and promise you will be a ricky martin fan for live!… Expand
Apr 23, 2020Perfect as always. Both English & Spanich versions of songs are masterpieces.
MarwanJAug 14, 2004Excellent- She Bangs the 1st single was heart thrombing, ass shaking awesome song, and other songs like Jezabel and St Tropez remind me of Excellent- She Bangs the 1st single was heart thrombing, ass shaking awesome song, and other songs like Jezabel and St Tropez remind me of the good times. I love you Ricky Martin!… Expand
JennyTMar 24, 2007It is a wonderful album, my favourite song is "Cambia la piel", ricky is perfect und all fans love him.
Dec 12, 2019One of the best English Albums ever. All of its tracks are masterpeice and great.
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