||Almohada||Marc Anthony||4:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||El Triste||Marc Anthony||5:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Y Cómo Es El||Marc Anthony||4:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Abrázame Muy Fuerte||Marc Anthony||4:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Te Lo Pido por Favor||Marc Anthony||3:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Amada Amante||Marc Anthony||3:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Vída||Marc Anthony||4:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ya Lo Sé Que Tú Te Vas||Marc Anthony||4:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Quién Quiero Mentirle||Marc Anthony||4:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Maldita Sea Mi Suerte||Marc Anthony||4:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
On Iconos, his second album of cover material in a row, Marc Anthony revives a small selection of ballads by the likes of José José, Juan Gabriel, and José Luis Perales. It's a finely crafted album tailor-made for Latin pop airplay, but it's a rather frustrating release for those fans who wish he'd finally get around to recording some original material. Not since Amar sin Mentiras (2004) has Anthony released an album of originals. That Latin pop crossover album, which like Iconos was produced by Julio Reyes, was followed by Valió la Pena (2004), a Sergio George-produced salsa makeover of Amar sin Mentiras, Sigo Siendo Yo (2006), a greatest-hits album with a couple new songs, and El Cantante (2007), a collection of Héctor Lavoe covers that served as the soundtrack to the film of the same name. Like all of these follow-up releases, Iconos includes a bit of original material to tantalize fans who might otherwise wait for the day when Anthony gets around to recording a full-length album's worth of originals. In the case of Iconos, it closes with "A Quién Quiero Mentirle" and "Maldita Sea Mi Suerte," a couple originals written by Anthony in tandem with Reyes and Juan Pablo Vega. These two originals are in the same mold as the eight covers that precede them on this ten-song album, dramatically arranged with all-out orchestral accompaniment and showcasing the full range of Anthony's vocal ability. He gives it his all, and he's fairly impressive as a vocalist. His passion for this cover material is evident, particularly on the lead single "Y Cómo Es El." However, there's no doubt that Anthony is at his best as a salsero, which makes Iconos all the more frustrating for those fans who wish he'd get around making a proper album like in the old days. Granted, it's not fair to criticize him for being opportunist or for putting out cheap gap-fillers. Despite its brevity and reliance on cover material, Iconos is comprised of first-rate music, and El Cantante was downright superb. Anthony may not give fans what they want, but at least he gives them quality material.
I never thought I would ever say this...
How does someone who has demonstrated vocal excellence through out his career out do himself? It's an enigma but Marc found a way to do it. Consider yourself lucky to own such a production.
Alright Marc Anthony I am a devoted fan of yours and have been for the last 12 years. I own everything you have ever made, I respect and admire your craft and talent. I am supporting you through this album, I love these songs grew up with them, I understans you are honoring icons like Juan Gabriel, Roberto Carlos, Jose Jose, and many others, but I miss your salsa, El Cantante was a great movie(awesome performance by the way), and a great album. Come back Marc, do your thing with salsa, you are the king of salsa. I miss the music I fell in love with 12 years ago. Again, I don't mean no dispespect, I applaud you, just miss the salsa man.
Tu voz ilumina Los corazones de tus fans porque tu musica y la pasion con que la cantas nos hace vibrar junto a ti cuando interpretas tus canciones,te queremos Marc
Born: September 16, 1969 in New York, NY
Genre: Música tropical
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s