Teenage rocker JD Natasha's "Imperfecta/ Imperfect" is a strong debut that brings to mind Shakira's breaking album, "Pies Descalzos." But unlike so many other young female Latin singers, Natasha does

Teenage rocker JD Natasha's "Imperfecta/ Imperfect" is a strong debut that brings to mind Shakira's breaking album, "Pies Descalzos." But unlike so many other young female Latin singers, Natasha doesn't try to emulate Shakira. Instead, she prefers to deliver her vocals with a harsh, raw and genuine edge that's more rock than pop. But Natasha's strong melodies (she writes her own material) should appeal to a pop audience. Tracks like "Plástico," with the line "I don't want to be a Barbie," are sure to resonate with young girls who haven't seen themselves reflected in the Latin pop arena in quite some time. "Imperfecta/Imperfect" includes two English-language tracks plus songs recorded during the artist's Sesiones@AOL segment. It's in the bare-bones acoustic version of "Lágrimas" that Natasha establishes her full worth, as a singer and songwriter.—LC

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