Label: Sony Music Latin
Pop storyteller Ricardo Montaner's songs are about two things: love, and suffering caused by love. There are emotional ups and downs galore on Agradecido, beautifully framed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra with unexpectedly restrained arrangements. Montaner's voice is center stage, and he keeps up his romantic message without overdoing the drama. The energy picks up at the end with generic dance-pop track "Lo Mejor Esta Por Venir," which abruptly breaks the easy-listening mood of Montaner's sensitive ballads. "Donde Estara" is a highlight.