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Lo Mejor
Soledad Bravo
Lo Mejor
Genres: Folk, World Music, Rock, Latin Music
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Soledad Bravo
Title: Lo Mejor
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Last Call Records
Release Date: 7/8/2003
Genres: Folk, World Music, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Venezuela, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 614511719421

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Maravillosa Soledad
NFP | Tulsa, Oklahoma USA | 03/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Soledad Bravo es una de las mas grandes cantantes latinoamericanas de todos los tiempos y lo demuestra aquí con este doble cd que nos lleva a recorrer toda la diversidad discográfica durante la mayor parte de su vida artística...pasa de un joropo venezolano a la nueva trova cubana no sin antes recorrer las rancheras para luego ir a la salsa, boleros y hasta coquetea con un "Gottingen" en frances.... mantiene un estilo único...La sonoridad y sentimiento que pone en cada canción son maravillosos. Este es un CD de colección, de antología....hermoso..."
Great introduction to Soledad Bravo.....
D. Pawl | Seattle | 09/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I feel particularly close to Soledad Bravo, as an artist and a fellow Venezolana. She radiates warmth in her beautiful folkloric songs, featured in this dual CD collection of some of her greatest hits. CD #1 features "Pajarillo Verde" (Green Bird), perhaps one of her best-known folkloric songs. It combines tenderness with poetry. This is just one of many beautiful tunes. "Anda Jaleo," "Violin de Becho," and "Rota Oriental, Spain" follow a similar style. These songs combine acoustic-based rhythms and acompaniment with Soledad's magnificent voice. We also are introduced to llanera music (literally, "plains music"), in the form of "Alla Viene Corazon."

Unfortunately, this album falls short, for me, on the second CD. Soledad's once crystal clear vocals did not age well, and that is made apparent in her interpretation of dance music. She comes off as brittle, rough and even crass. There is an edge and unpolished quality that makes it sound as though she is (almost) choking on the melodies. Not so pleasant to the ear..... Most of the songs sound like fusions of salsa and traditional Venezuelan percussion (this isn't something I often find a need to criticize--ordinarily, that is something I enjoy, in fact). Unfortunately, in my opinion, Soledad's strong suit was more as balladeer and folksinger, in her younger years. Overall, this album is definitely worth listening to, though. My advice is that you stick to the first CD, though."
Lo Mejor? Well...maybe.
J. Miller | Orlando, Florida United States | 03/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's probably more appropriate to call the album "La Mejor", referring to the artist rather than the selections. Soledad Bravo is phenomenal! My Spanish is horrid, and I was raised on rock-n-roll (yes, the 'roll' was still there) and blues, yet Soledad me encanta! She is so incredibly versatile, and sings so many styles so very well. Musical tastes vary, and Soledad can sing anything; folk, classic, jazz, even Mariachi blues! Take it from this former disc jockey, Soledad Bravo is among the best of our time! Save time...order them all."