|All Artists: Reik|
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
Release Date: 5/24/2005
Genres: Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Latin Pop, Latin Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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Great first effort
Doug!as | Utopia, Utah USA | 10/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There is a lot of hate in this forum over what people think these guys are, but not a lot of appreciation for their talents - similar to the male backlash to the popularity of American bands like N*sync. If you enjoy gangsta rap or other harsher or political music you are not going to be vibin' with Reik. But if you enjoy music with a high degree of romance and sentimentality, or if you enjoy beautiful guitar arrangements, sweet melodies and nice vocal harmonies then you should give this band your ear for a while.
There are several standout tracks on the album, notably Como Me Duele, Amor Primero, Que Vida la Mia, and Me Cansé De Ti. These songs have great hooks and harmonies. If only all pop was this good. There are a few underperforming tracks where the vocals are not up to the same standard as the others and come across as sour. Fortunately, the arrangements are tight and hold even the few weaker songs together.
Like N*Sync, Reik is heavily produced and promoted - very corporate and mainstream. Some people will be turned off by what they perceive as canned music. However, these people will also miss out on the talent a band like Reik brings to the mic. My wife and daughters love this band, and there is Reik's target demographic. I don't think much of their looks (and the one video of theirs I saw had me more interested in the girl than the group... LOL), but then they're not appealing to me. Some of you guys need to relax a little and think about the impression you'll make with this album playing in the background during a dinner by candlelight for two."
Excellente Producción y talento
Abner Garcia | Puerto Rico | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Soy un profesional de la Industria de la musica y el cine y realmente esta produccion esta muy bien hecha, se nota que se dedicaron seriamente para realizarla. Mis felicitaciones a los muchachos, sigan adelante hagan buena musica como lo han hecho hasta ahora. Al vocalista, tienes una voz privilegiada muy comercial, sigue desarrollandola y que Dios los bendiga hoy y siempre. No se averguenzen de cantarle al amor, ciertamente eso es lo que este mundo necesita para vivir mejor y sin duda alguna a nuestro creador, Dios."
Great Band, with fresh style...
Kalipsso | KZ | 07/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, lots of negative comments have appeared saying that this group is "the same" as other bands like Sin Bandera, but Reik is much more than a romantic duet.First of all, they have new fusions, an innovative singing style, theyr own personality and after all have great and pretty songs and melodies. Another rock-pop band, but with talent and awesome lyrics written by themselves. They definitely have much to offer, as examples the first singles show a new cool vibe among the fake rock or the cheesy pop that surrond.Therefore to listen the cd is a blast, not another teeny booper band!"