Still in her teens, Spanish pop sensation Tamara has been blessed with one of those truly extraordinary voices, strong and supple and at ease in multiple ranges.

Still in her teens, Spanish pop sensation Tamara has been blessed with one of those truly extraordinary voices, strong and supple and at ease in multiple ranges. Tamara is also emotive. Without knowledge of her age, listeners would be hard pressed to figure out that the woman behind the pathos in the heart-breaking and -aching songs probably hasn't lived any of the stories. Of course, this can work both ways. For those looking for a solid female pop album in the grand tradition of the likes of Rocío Durcal, Siempre fits the bill. Fine songs, anchored by Bebu Silvetti's trademark symphonic strings, are classic in sound and perfect for U.S. Latin radio. On the other hand, this listener wishes Tamara's material—in content, at the very least—more adequately reflected her age. When it does, as on "No Es un Capricho," the results are thoroughly winning. Otherwise, Tamara can't help but sound good. But given the many years she still has to grow up, it'd be refreshing if she sounded her age—while she can.—LC