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Classic Album Review: Enrique Iglesias | Escape

The second English-language release from Julio's son is a cut above the rest.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


“You can run, you can hide / But you can’t escape my love,” vows Enrique Iglesias on the look-who’s-stalking title track of his new disc Escape.

A couple of years ago during the Latin-pop explosion, Enrique was equally unavoidable. Now that Ricky Martin has shaken his last bon-bon, we’ll have to see how Julio’s son fares on this second English-language album. In all honesty, Escape is, for the most part, a cut above the rest — Iglesias is a superior vocalist to begin with, and most of these cuts boast solid, mature songcraft that doesn’t resort to the novelties or cliches we’ve all come to expect from Latin pop. A little less smouldering balladry, a few less flamenco guitars and a few more rock numbers next time and Enrique might just escape the Latin-pop crash.