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Ximena Sarinana: Mediocre

Her pop-soul tone has an indomitable spine.


Ximena Sarinana

Mediocre

Label: Warner Music Latin
US Release Date: 2008-07-15
UK Release Date: 2008-07-15
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People who comment on Mediocre online tend to be divided between those who love it and those who hate it, and those who hate it will sometimes point out that Ximena SariƱana's career, first as an actress, now as a singer, has received substantial help from her father, a director and producer of Mexican movies. Don't let that put you off. SariƱana's voice can't withstand the comparisons to classic black American singers that the Those Who Loves like to throw at it, but her pop-soul tone has an indomitable spine, and parts of "Un Error" prove that she can push toward Aretha Franklin territory if she wants to. Most of the time she doesn't. She likes contemporary ballads, touches of swing, and country, and jazz, and rock, and bits of urban urgency. Mediocre could be her Come Away with Me.

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