Entre Dios Y El Diablo
Label: Del records
On his first album since gunmen attacked his entourage in March 2011, Gerardo Ortiz understandably comes out swinging with tracks like "Ojo Por Ojo, Diente Por Diente," a taunting duet with his brother Kevin. What's surprising are all the other sides the young "narco" singer exposes here: "Pensando a Ti" is all pop-rock peppiness, "Amor Confuso" waltzes rather tenderly, and "Este Amor" covers Bob Marley! Lest fans worry he's strayed too far, though, he opens with "Aquiles Afirmo," a chaotic waltz of tuba, accordion, acoustic guitar and Ortiz's fierce, hoarse claims that "yo tengo resplado."