Frankie J's third solo album may be the charm for this Mexican R&B crooner, thanks to the hit single "Obsession (No Es Amor)," featuring a rap by Baby Bash.

Frankie J's third solo album may be the charm for this Mexican R&B crooner, thanks to the hit single "Obsession (No Es Amor)," featuring a rap by Baby Bash. An English remake of the track originally recorded by bachata group Aventura, "Obsession" is sexy but not sexual—tailor-made ear candy. As enticing as it may be, the best tracks on this album are the simplest. "Story of My Life," set to guitar, finger snaps and wonderful choruses (all recorded by Frankie J), is mellow and gorgeous, as is "Without You." Both tracks highlight a versatile voice comfortable in multiple ranges. Save for a smattering of Spanish, Frankie J, who co-wrote most tracks, sounds more Detroit than Mexico, with his interpretation and use of grooves, chords and an unrelenting sense of melody that differentiates him from other R&B artists.—LC