Chuck Arnold, Ralph Novak, and Monique Jessen
November 20, 2006 12:00 PM

El Tren de los Momentos
LATIN

Last year Spain’s Alejandro Sanz posted a history-making run at the top of Billboard’s Latin singles chart with “La Tortura,” his smoldering duet with Shakira that spent a total of 25 weeks at No. 1. The two stars again bring the tropical heat on “Te Lo Agradezco Pero No” (translation: I Thank You, But No), one of the highlights of Sanz’s new CD. While one can only hope that one day Sanz and Shakira will do an entire disc together, there is plenty to enjoy in the meantime on El Tren de los Momentos (The Train of Moments). The singer-guitarist inhabits these tunes with such soulful passion that you can feel his every emotion whether or not you can understand the words. Defying genres as well as language barriers, Sanz seamlessly weaves hip-hop, funk, rock and jazz, coming off more like the Latin Sting than the male Shakira.

DOWNLOAD THIS: “Te Lo Agradezco Pero No”

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