BONUS TRACK - GLORIA ESTEFAN's TOP ALBUMS
15. The Standards
(2013) - My rating: 65.0
I found all this songs underperforming. I always think that at one point of an artist's career it is fine to do this type of album. But her rendition of the songs are just plain. No texture in her voice. Even when The Day That You Loved Me is a song I love in spanish (El Día Que Me Quieras, a song original recorded by argentinian Carlos Gardel).
14. Into The Light
(1991) - My rating: 66.2
The comeback ablum fter the nearly fatal bus accident she was involved in. I think she lacked depth in such an inspirational album.
13. Eyes Of Innocence
(1984) - My rating: 66.3
First english album by Gloria & Miami Sound Machine. Dr Beat is a highlight on this bland album.
12. 90 Millas
(2007) - My rating: 66.8
Fourth spanish album since Mi Tierra, it lacks the strength of previous efforts.
11. Let It Loose
(1987) - My rating: 68.3
Last album in which she shares credits with Miami Sound Machine.
10. Alma Caribeña
(2000) - My rating: 68.3
Third spanish album, she has some high points here but also she repeats herself with a formula that cannot survive 3 albums.
9. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(1994) - My rating: 68.5
I think it was too early in her career to release this type of album, but she has two big hits in here. Anyway, tha versions lack originality in general.
(2003) - My rating: 68.8
English language album in which the best songs are the ones in spanish
7. Primitive Love
(1985) - My rating: 69.0
Conga and Bad Boy rescues this album from oblivion.
(1998) - My rating: 70.0
Disco album that surprised me with some good and consistent tunes.
5. Abriendo Puertas
(1995) - My rating: 71.8
Second album in spanish, it is a New Year's Eve conceptual album. Has some very beautiful songs.
4. Miss Little Havana
(2011) - My rating: 72.9
I was surprised when I saw this album so high. But the truth is that she shared the studio with great producers (Pharrell Williams for example) and many songs are really interesting choices.3. Destiny (1996) - My rating: 73.0
Another album that surprisingly ranked very high. Reach was a great olympic tune, one of the best.2. Cuts Both Ways (1989) - My rating: 75.3
This album is great, with MANY classics in it.1. Mi Tierra (1993) - My rating: 78.1
Seeing my top 30 it was kind of obvious that this album would rank #1. I think it is great with many songs trascending the barriers of time.How I Met... Gloria Estefan
Impossible not to know her. I think the first memory is in a new Year's Eve in Montenvideo. I was 7 or 8 years old, and everybody was nuts about her Mi Tierra album.
Years later, that was the first album I bought from her and I think it is a great one.