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On her major-label debut, Jenni Rivera (Lupillo's sister) takes her brother's route and sings with banda, adapting rancheras and corridos to the format.

On her major-label debut, Jenni Rivera (Lupillo's sister) takes her brother's route and sings with banda, adapting rancheras and corridos to the format. Rivera's powerful yet subtle voice provides a good balance for the rough banda accompaniment, even on such tunes as "Agente de Ventas," a corrido about drug dealers penned by Lupillo. At the same time, Rivera has the spirit and personality to bring alive such tunes as "Querida Socia," a letter from a gloating mistress to a wife, and the versatility to carry off Freddie Fender's "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" in English.—LC