As if to shed a bit of its image as a feel-good party band, La Mosca's follow-up to its breakthrough Vísperas de Carnaval kicks off with more introspective material.

As if to shed a bit of its image as a feel-good party band, La Mosca's follow-up to its breakthrough Vísperas de Carnaval kicks off with more introspective material. The opening tracks "Todos Tenemos un Amor" and "No Me Rompas la Cabeza" are pleasing, melodic, upbeat tracks that deal with problematic loves but in a less devil-may-care attitude than La Mosca's hit track "Para no Verte Más." That vibe, which had a ska/horn base, returns with "Hoy Estoy Peor que Ayer," a negligible dance track. But a happy medium is achieved on the first single, the catchy, upbeat "Te Quiero Comer la Boca." Still, it's clear La Mosca can expand on its original sound. Witness "Para Ellas," which is accompanied by an elaborate, and admirable, classic string quartet. In its beginnings, La Mosca may have appeared to be a novelty act, but it sure hasn't remained one.—LC

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