Gloria! Not since 1987 has Cuba's crossover queen made an album so unrelenting in its fusion of disco with salsa. Despite its laudable lack of ballads,… Gloria! Not since 1987 has Cuba's crossover queen made an album so unrelenting in its fusion of disco with salsa. Despite its laudable lack of ballads,… Gloria Estefan World
Music Review

Gloria! (1998)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Gloria Estefan; Genre: World

Not since 1987 has Cuba's crossover queen made an album so unrelenting in its fusion of disco with salsa. Despite its laudable lack of ballads, Gloria! never quite matches the Copacabana catchiness of Miami Sound Machine's bubbliest old hits. But tracks like ''Lucky Girl'' and the ominously undulating ''Cuba Libre'' reach for the skies like a missile-crisis fiesta thrown by Donna Summer. B

Originally posted Jun 05, 1998 Published in issue #435 Jun 05, 1998 Order article reprints