Picks and Pans Review: Destiny's Gate

updated 07/11/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/11/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Tish Hinojosa

With simple gentility at such a premium in today's pop, it's hard to resist the soft elegance of Texas singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa. On Destiny's Gate she nimbly combines elements of country, folk, rock and Mexican music into one diverse, intelligent package. From the mariachi-flavored "Espérate (Wait for Me)" to the rockabilly-laced "I'm Not Through Lovin' You Yet" to the haunting "Noche Sin Estrellas (Night Without Stars)," the bilingual Hinojosa knows how to break down cultural barriers—and melt hearts to boot. (Warner Bros.)

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