Picks and Pans Review: Tercera Dimension
Apparently Enrique Iglesias wasn't the only son to inherit some musical talent from dad Julio. Enrique's older brother Julio Jr., 30, shows that he too has a knack for making catchy but cheesy pop on his credible Spanish-language debut (which follows an English-language effort, 1999's Under My Eyes, that was released only overseas). While Enrique favors dance numbers, Julio, who goes by just his first name for this CD, brings more of a rock edge to Tercera Dimension (translation: Third Dimension). The disc's opening track, "Dicen Que Hoy," has an almost metallic bluster that is unusual for Latin pop. In fact, guitars, both electric and acoustic, permeate these 10 cuts to a surprising extent. Iglesias, who coproduced the album and cowrote all but one tune, has a good ear for melody and an appealing though somewhat thin voice that is at least as good as his little brother's.
BOTTOM LINE: Respectable if unremarkable