12 Historias (With Digital Booklet)
Label: WEA Latina
When you open with a swoon-worthy quartet swaggering across a sweeping country-rock landscape like a troupe of sensitive singing cowboys, it's hard to compete -- even on your own album. But Tommy Torres holds his own in the company of Juanes, Ricky Martin and Alejandro Sanz (did we mention swoon?). In fact, he seems to sing best when he's part of some sort of dialogue, as on the lovely duets with Nelly Furtado and Ricardo Arjona or "Querido Tommy," an intimate "chat" with a fan. If his voice thins a bit elsewhere, it's bolstered by the homey, sundown twang that warms almost every track.