Label: WMI Italy
The kind of music Pausini makes -- climactic, heart-on-her-sleeve pop-rock -- is the kind of music people usually either love or hate. Except when she makes it: It's so well-crafted and impeccably sung, you can't help but fall hard. Charming details dance about: a flute on "Jamás abandoné," the country-ish slide guitar on "Lo que tú me das." But the most important detail is Pausini's voice, which shimmers, soars, belts and holds her own in duets (even with herself). As has become her habit, she's recorded Inedito in Italian and Spanish, but there's plenty to grab onto, whatever your language.