Señoritas' Choice

Still, halfway through the album, you feel like shaking Marc out of his melancholy funk and asking him to speed things up. Which he finally does, in his top-three pop smash, "I Need to Know," an in-your-face number that took me a while to warm up to. By album's end, the sonero is delivering a treat for longtime fans who miss the kind of tunes that got us listening to him in the first place: "Da la Vuelta," a beautiful little letting-go number written by big shot Emilio Estefan Jr. and Colombian wordsmith Kike Santander. Too bad finicky Anglo fans couldn't have been introduced to Anthony and Iglesias (and Ricky Martin) in Spanish. They would've figured out what 30 million Latinos in the United States have known all along: We rock.

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS plays Z-100's Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden December 16.

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