Formula Vol. 1 Striking out on his own after a long run with Bronx-bred bachata kings Aventura, Santos generally sticks to the successful blueprint advertised by Fórmula, Vol.… Formula Vol. 1 Striking out on his own after a long run with Bronx-bred bachata kings Aventura, Santos generally sticks to the successful blueprint advertised by Fórmula, Vol.… 2011-11-08 Romeo Santos
Music Review

Fórmula, Vol. 1 (2011)

WHEREFORE ART THOU? Bachata vet Santos segues to the mainstream in collabs with Usher and Lil Wayne
WHEREFORE ART THOU? Bachata vet Santos segues to the mainstream in collabs with Usher and Lil Wayne
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 08, 2011; Lead Performance: Romeo Santos

Striking out on his own after a long run with Bronx-bred bachata kings Aventura, Santos generally sticks to the successful blueprint advertised by Fórmula, Vol. 1's title. But beyond the high, sweet vocals and syncopated guitars Aventura fans know and love, Santos proffers evidence that his solo aspirations include ­cracking the R&B mainstream: He gets a breathy assist from Usher on the fluttering ''Promise,'' while Lil Wayne offers a ride on his train on ''All Aboard.'' B

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Originally posted Nov 02, 2011 Published in issue #1180 Nov 11, 2011 Order article reprints
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