Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Thalia- Rosalinda

Rosalinda is taking a powder.

Mexican pop star and actress Thalia's roots move, Con Banda: Grandes Exitos, is compellingly weird. The concept was to recast her greatest hits in the banda format. The album cover of the 2001 release hints at the difficulty of reconciling the heartfelt tuba-driven music with a glossy, image-based sheen. "Rosalinda," the theme to a telanovela in which Thalia starred, is a representative of the odd result. I like it in the same way I'd like to hear Shania Twain's interpretation of bluegrass.

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