Alejandro Sanz has sold 20 million albums worldwide and won 15 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards. But the Spanish singer/songwriter still seems an unlikely pop star. His raspy, flamenco-inflected vocals sound like he just stepped out of a smoke-filled Madrid club at daylight; his swarthy, disheveled look signals he'd rather be at the beach than promoting his albums. On La Música No Se Toca, Sanz retains his Latin charts anti-hero status with another intense set of ballads spotlighting that unmistakable bedroom voice and rebel vibe. The inspiring title track strays from his habitual romantic territory with lyrics honoring music's transcendent power beyond commercial confines. Elsewhere, the album makes a token play for the EDM trend ("Camino de Rosas"), but Sanz is better without the blips and busyness. On more spare, emotionally wrought songs like "No Me Compares," the first single, it's clear that fans singing along will supply all the background noise he needs.
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