By Chuck Arnold Gillian Telling
March 31, 2014 12:00 PM


Spring Break 6 … Like We Ain’t Ever |


“I just lost the sand I brought to the beach/ I guess she didn’t like the Spring Break side of me,” slyly sings Luke Bryan on “The Sand I Brought to the Beach,” an ocean-breezy highlight of the sixth in his Spring Break series (which, aside from last year’s Here to Party compilation, has consisted of EPs). Coming just seven months after his hit Crash My Party, this six-pack of new tunes, all cowritten by Bryan, gets you buzzed even if some songs fit the concept more than others. There’s even a ballad, “Night One,” to spike the revelry with romance.


Sex and Love |


Enrique Iglesias splits his new album between English and Spanish-language songs. It’s a smart move both from a marketing perspective and an artistic one: He can satisfy more of his international fans this way, plus he can shift styles to lessen the repetitiousness that can make his music better to take in smaller doses. Cuts like the hip-thrusting “Bailando” and “El Perdedor,” his No. 1 Latin hit with Marco Antonio Solís, show that the Spanish-born star is still a better, more natural singer in his native tongue, while one of the best English tracks, the Kylie Minogue duet “Beautiful,” only pretties up the deluxe edition.