After a string of singles released over the last couple of years, I was initially disappointed when the tracklisting for Sex + Love was announced. However, I discovered this to be the U.S. tracklisting, and for once, us Brits have been given the best possible tracklisting of them all: All of the singles, all of the English-language tracks (including those exclusive to certain retailers in the US), and the best of the Spanish-language tracks. Someone at the record company had the right idea this time after the tracklisting disaster of Euphoria, which resulted in us getting the least amount of tracks of all.
And there is not one song on Sex + Love which disappoints. I've always said that Enrique and Pitbull go together like cheese & onion, they were always meant to be together and the results are spectacular. "I'm a Freak" has proved to be Enrique's most successful chart single worldwide in some years, while "Let Me Be Your Lover" is synth-pop at it's finest with a catchy hook and a perfect breakdown from Pit. "I Like How it Feels" has to be one of the most under-rated Enrique songs ever, the unforgettable riff that keeps you humming it all day in your head has that essence of pure Enrique magic that is uniquely identifiable.
The Flo-Rida "There Goes My Baby" is surprisingly sophisticated for a track that is a Flo-Rida collaboration. Enrique has gone for sultry, dark sweet tones across a simplistic yet effective beat. The out of this world collaboration with Kylie "Beautiful" has number-one record written all over it and a duet video would bring this audio delight to a visual audience. The Cataracs continue to work magic as their partnership with Enrique continues, again a partnership which seems to be the works of perfection. "You and I", "Still Your King", "Heart Attack" and "Turn the Night Up" take Enrique's vocal abilities to a whole new level. Heart Attack is the perfect rock/synthpop mash-up which sadly wasn't given more radio exposure when it was released as a single.
"Bailando" is a surprisingly laid-back jam which sees Enrique teaming up with Gente De Zona and Bueno, this reminds me of something which would appear on a Shaggy album rather than an Enrique album, but suits Enrique's style surprisingly well. "Physical" featuring Jennifer Lopez is another track which should definitely have the chance at being a single, it would be perfect for radio. The ballads of the album, "Only a Woman", "Loco" and "El Perdedor" are classic Enrique territory, looking back to the days of his Spanish debut and later his smash hit "Hero". "El Perdedor" is the perfect way to round off the album and a fantastic duet between two beautiful vocalists.
So all in all, "Sex and Love" is one you do not want to miss. Buy it Now.
It has been a few years since Enrique Iglesias released his last album. He has a lot of amazing people joining him on this CD and they add to the brilliance of the recordings on this CD.
I love the ballad with Kylie Minogue, called 'Beautiful'. Really lovely and unusual for Kylie too as she is more dance orientated. Only A Woman - what can I say - it is stunning and probably the best track on the album - beautiful.
This album feels, more than any of his previous, that it will be liked by everyone. Its spread and variation of music is excellent and both my partner and I like it.
I have streamed the entire album online only the once, and to be honest I haven't found any specific flaws with it. However, saying that, it's pretty clear there is no longer that Enrique we all knew about from 2001, that era has gone and now we are in a new age of endless Pitbull & RedOne collaberations, numerous (but infectious) dance melodies and at sometimes rather cringey innuendo lyrics. All those however, seem to weave this album together and there's no complaining for me. The singles are definitely representative of the LP on a whole so you can easily pre-judge this without actually hearing it in whole beforehand.
'I'm A Freak' is one of my favourite Enrique song of all time, so it is that song that has encouraged me to pick this up.
When I first heard this album, I thought it was a bit too modern and "electronic" for me. However, like so many EI tracks, they get under your skin and you can't stop singing along to them. There are some very modern, "club", dance type songs ( I love You and I), and there's the absolutely fabulous, (Enrique at his best), slow ones like El Perdedor which is my favourite. While I prefer classic Enrique songs, I think this is an album which has something for everyone, and EI's creativity and collaborations should definitely bring him some new fans and there's just about enough classic Enrique to satisfy his old ones . I do hope that EI doesn't leave his routes too far behind as his voice has such passion and feeling, it has to be shown to its best. I was a bit surprised at a "Chipmunks" like rendition in "Still your King" but now happily sing along to it. There's probably only one track that I can't get into, and that's "Physical" with Jennifer Lopez, sorry, I know there are many that love it. All in all, a great album and well worth the purchase.
WHOW is all I can say about this amazing collection of songs. The albums has the best of everything, slow songs so beautiful, modern songs that just make you wanna dance and ding. The duets are just brilliant with PitBall, Kyle, FloRida and two brilliant Spanish duets. I play the album every day beginning to end,over and over. Enrique is an amazing artist and this just shows how talented he is. I gave every one of his albums .The delux album is worth the extra money. Every song on this is fantastic and unlike a lot of albums you don't have to skip a single track.