Welcome to Livin` La Vida Loca- Part II! Infectious rhythm, catchy beats, groovy lead singer; I`m ready to hit the dance floor....
`Sound Loaded` by Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin`s sophomoric effort in English `Sound Loaded` is a fitting sequel to his eponymous debut album. With producer Emilio Estevez on hand to bring out the best in the Latin sensation, there`s nothing but a non-stop party going on, Ricky Martin style. If you haven`t already heard the sexually charged lyrics and seen the steamy video for the title song, `She Bangs`, you`re completely out of the loop, mate!
`Sound Loaded` is a worthy follow up to Martin`s chart busting debut crossover album. There`s something about the conga and the Latin flavour that adds an extra fillip to a song! Infectious rhythms, raunchy lyrics and Martins trademark hip swivel define this album. Check out the saucy `Loaded` and the racy, `Jezebel`. `Amour` and `Jezebel` have a nice salsa beat to them while `St. Tropez` has a 60`s throwback feel to it- suave, sexy and so totally cool! `Come to Me` a soft ballad duet with Meja, balances out the furious energy of the rest of the album. Unfortunately, there`s not too much to choose from since the three tracks on side A are covered as Latino tracks on Side B.
Rating: Throw a dance party. But first make sure you have `Sound Loaded` on your music system!
* `Sound Loaded` by Ricky Martin. Sony. Available on cassettes and CD`s.