by: Carlos Reyes
Rockdrigo Gonzalez continues to be a popular underground folk artist, he was called “El Profeta del Nopal”, influenced by Bob Dylan and accompanied by artists such as El Haragan and El Tri. The tragic 1985
Two years ago the artist appeared in Gerardo Naranjo’s majestic film Drama/Mex, she grabbed some attention as a bully hooker, but her music become a phenomenon once everyone discovered El Metrosexual gathering immediate attention by distributing majors and ending up with Sony/BMG. The first single that works as a satire to both vanity and machismo. Amandititita is pop, it might be wearing a heavy cumbia costume but her music is so accessible because it carries the catchy chorus, humor and even some political undertones.
Not a released single yet, but already a youtube sensation is
The songs work individually, but there is very little room for variety among them. The album becomes way too repetitive, becoming less enchanting and well not as interesting, songs like
A flawed debut album, but worthy of listening as it is a fresh approach to Latin-American popular music.
Numeric Range: 64/100