Pecados Y Milagros
Lila Downs's finely tuned penchant for theatrics and her polyglot appreciation for Latin styles have always been both her greatest assets and her potential downfalls, her magnificent reach perpetually threatening to topple the whole experiment. But on this collection of classic ranchera covers and originals, she may have finally got it all balanced. You want telenovela-worthy drama? Check the sobbing hoots of "Tu Cárcel" or the circusy waltz of "Dios Nunca Muere." You want range? Ms. Downs offers pop, bachata, regional Mexican, folkloric, hip-hop, rock and even klezmer. It's all perfectly crafted and glued together with her warm, thick voice.