Wisin’s “El Regreso del Sobreviviente” Album Review
Hey, guys! As some of you might know, Wisin’s new solo album drops next week (March 18) and for this post I decided to review his album. I had a chance to listen to the Deluxe Edition in its entirety and wanted to give my opinion on it. I must admit, I had to listen to it a few times before I knew how I felt about each and every song. Please take into consideration that I am not a “professional reviewer” so I will not get all technical with the review. I must also remind you that this is MY personal opinion/review of the album so not everyone will agree. You can make your own conclusion once it’s released. For now, here is mine…
1. Intro (Wisin and 50 Cent): I see no point at all in having 50 Cent in this intro. Seeing as this is Wisin’s solo album, having him, by himself in the intro would’ve made more sense. 50 Cent isn’t featured in any other song in this album, only here.
2. Mucho Bajo (Wisin): Good reggaeton beat which makes for a pretty good song.
3. Adrenalina (Wisin, JLO and Ricky Martin): I’m really starting to love this song. It has a good beat and great rhythm. However, I feel Ricky wasn’t used to his full potential in this song because he mostly sings the chorus. You can also tell JLO is struggling to reach some of the “high” notes. Good song.
4. Adicto (Wisin): Still has the reggaeton beat, but slightly slower. It’s an okay song; not really feeling it.
5. Heavy Heavy (Wisin and Tempo): Now, THIS is a really good song! It has a really good reggaeton beat. Don’t know if it’s the song or a combination of the song and Wisin and Tempo’s voice, but it’s one of my favorites in this album.
6. Candente (Wisin): Didn’t like this one. Music wasn’t that great, next!
7. Control (Wisin, Chris Brown and Pitbull): Didn’t like it at all. I like Pitbull and Wisin very much but this song was just not cutting it for me. The part that each one of them sings just don’t go together; like they don’t mix well. It’s like they’re all going in different directions singing different songs. I expected a hit, but this wasn’t it.
8. Amor Amor (Wisin): Didn’t like this one that much either. Some of the words don’t fit into the music and it’s like he has to change the pronunciation in order for them to fit in and sound right.
9. Baby Danger (Wisin and Sean Paul): Good song with some Indian musical beat to it, but Sean Paul is a total waste in this song because he only sings the chorus. Bringing him onboard and using him only for the chorus is a waste. The song is pretty good.
10. Que Viva La Vida (Wisin): I prefer this version over the version with Michel Telo. I especially like the beat and rhythm of it.
11. Te Extraño (Wisin and Franco de Vita): This song I had to listen to about 4 times before I actually liked it. It’s a nice romantic song.
12. Tu Cuerpo Pide Sexo (Wisin and Zion): This one is pretty good; I like it.
13. Que Viva La Vida (Wisin and Michel Telo): I prefer the original version.
14. Piel Con Piel (Wisin): More along the line of the songs he used to sing with Yandel; it’s okay.
15. Presion (Wisin and Cosculluela): This one I really like! Cosculluela makes for a good collaboration.
16. Control (Wisin): This song is okay. I prefer this one over the one with Pitbull and Chris Brown.
17. Claro (Wisin and Jory): This one I love! Good reggaeton beat.
18. Si Te Vas (Wisin and Gocho): This song I really like. I really like the way Gocho sings and he makes this song a great one.
19. Baby Danger (Wisin): I prefer this version over the version with Sean Paul.
20. Heavy Heavy (Wisin): I prefer the version with Tempo.
The album is good overall. For the most part, Wisin stayed in the same musical line of the songs that he sang with Yandel during these last few years although he did go more with the underground reggaeton beat for some of them, and then for others went totally different and experimented a little (such as “Que Viva La Vida”). However, I do feel that in some songs, he featured some artists, just to feature them; they didn’t feel part of the song. I also think there are too many versions of some of the songs. For example, there are four songs he sings alone and then remixes them with different artists; overload! There were a few I didn’t like, but overall, I liked it. The album pleasantly surprised me. I give it a 7 out of 10.