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Ni Es Lo Mismo Ni Es Igual

Blondie, Juan Luis GuerraAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (December 15, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: December 15, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Karen
  • ASIN: B00000GBYS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,286 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mi PC
2. Vale La Pena
3. La Hormiguita
4. Quisiera
5. El Niagara En Bicicleta
6. Palomita Blanca
7. Testimonio
8. Amapola
9. El Primo
10. Sobremesa
11. Amor De Concuco

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Beginning in 1989 with his breakthrough album Ojala Que Llueva Café, Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra shook the Latin pop world by writing music that was successful both artistically and commercially. Without losing sight of the dancers on the dance floor or of hook-driven radio, Guerra reworked Dominican merengue, and later the romantic, bolero-like bachata, with sophisticated jazz harmonies, poetic lyrics, and top-shelf pop-style production. He even made some astute connections between modern Caribbean and West African pop. But in 1994 he disappeared from view. Ni Es lo Mismo ni Es Igual shows an artist finding his way back, looking for the markers he left behind but not wanting to simply re-create the past. He has a couple of potential hits in "Mi PC," a catchy merengue in which Guerra romances using the imagery and language of our computer world, and "El Primo," a witty, crisp merengue about a cousin who "knows Michael Jordan and is an actor / Breathes underwater and is a painter / Is a sociologist and pilot planes...." The highlight of the disc is "El Niagara en Bicicleta," a merengue-rap that deals with the tragicomic miseries of health care in the contemporary Dominican Republic and shows Guerra at his very best: a devastating social critic with a fine-tuned pop sensibility. No Es lo Mismo is solid rather than impressive. But still, solid, for Guerra, is already better than most anything else on the Latin music charts. --Fernando Gonzalez

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars clasico de la musica danzable latina.. October 25, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
En un tiempo en que la musica latina ha caido en su momento de mayor inercia...albumes como el de Juan Luis son un oasis en medio de la aridez creativa de los artistas hispanos. "Ni es lo mismo ni es igual" es excelente en todos los aspectos: exquisitez y originalida en las letras, sofisticados arreglos que nunca caen en la repeticion y la sordidez, sonido de primera y concepto general del album con una secuencia logica. El problema de los cantantes latinos es que en su mayoria son solo interpretes y carecen de una vision musical solida. Juan Luis es un musico, pero de los buenos, quien nunca compromete la calidad y la honestidad artistica en aras de ser popularizado despiadadamente o buscando ser articulo de consumo que se venda por unas treinta monedas de plata...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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After quite a while of being away from the recording studio, Juan Luis, the best Merengue composer of the world, came back to deliver, once again, an outstanding piece of poetry combined with moving dance music.
He just doesn't seem to be able to put out a record with material that's not going to make it. This one is no exception. You'll love it, just as much as any other Juan Luis Guerra algum you might already have. If you don't have any other albums by him, it can be an excellent album to start collecting his music.
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Despues de un tiempo de estar alejado del estudio de grabacion, Juan Luis Guerra, el mejor compositor de merengue del mundo, regreso con una grabacion fabulosa, que reune nuevamente su poesia y su sabor.
Pareciera no saber lanzar al mercado albumes que no sean perfectos. Este no es la excepcion. Te encantara tanto como cualquier otro album que tengas de el. Si no tienes ninguno, este puede ser un muy buen album para empezar tu coleccion de Juan Luis Guerra.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars O melhor álbum de JLG! February 21, 2005
Format:Audio CD
"Ni es lo Mismo, Ni es Igual" é, sem dúvida, o melhor álbum de Juan Luis Guerra. Cada uma das 11 faixas do CD prova o seu perfeccionismo quando ele faz música.
Os 4 merengues (1, 2, 5 e 9) são dos melhores que já compôs (destaque para "El Niágara en bicicleta"). A salsa "Quisiera" (faixa 4) é deliciosa (veja também a versão balada dela em "Colección Romantica" de 2001).
As bachatas aqui ("La hormiguita" e "Palomita blanca") são as melhores e mais românticas dele. Falando em romantismo, completam o CD as lindas faixas 7, 8 e 10 ("Testimonio", "Amapola" e "Sobremesa", respectivamente) e a última música, uma versão de "Amor de conuco", apenas violão e voz, ótima!
Juan Luis Guerra é um músico de primeira qualidade. Suas composições são harmoniosas, perfeitas e toca nossos corações profundamente - seja com merengues, bachatas, salsas, baladas... Não deixe de apreciar seus outros trabalhos ("Para Ti" de 2004, por exemplo, tem ótimos merengues), nos quais NÃO vejo músicas que pudesse descartar, jogar fora, ou seja, não tem música-lixo (e tem muuuuita música assim em nossos dias... em espanhol, português, inglês... arghh!).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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It is true that in the JLG's discography there have been better works, but still this record is a masterpiece. The lyrics are superb, with lots of beutiful poetry and metaphores that really get to one's heart. Music is also great, specially the agressive merengue songs like "El Niagara en Bicicleta", "Mi PC", " Vale la Pena ", "El primo" that mix along with the beautiful Bachatas, which the best are "Palomita Blanca" and "La hormiguita". From a great artist, a great album, definitely.
Es cierto que no es el mejor trabajo de Juan Luis Guerra, pero es una obra de arte. La letra de las canciones conserva la poesía metafórica que lo caracteriza, y que llega al corazón definitivamente. De la música, el merengue de Guerra sigue siendo agresivo y marcado, y los mejores temas son "El Niagara en Bicicleta", "Mi PC", " Vale la Pena " y "El Primo". Las bachatas no se quedan atrás, y cabe destacar "Palomita Blanca" y "La hormiguita". Aunque es cierto que la versión original de "Amor de Conuco" es superior, esta nueva versión le imprime un toque diferente.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Es arte, y como cuesta encontrarlo ahora... September 30, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Juan Luis Guerra nos vuelve a dar un respiro dentro de tanta basura comercial. Por suerte sale al mercado al mismo tiempo que Ricky Martin y otras imagenes para contrabalancear y dejar claro que la belleza en la musica latina todavia se puede rescatar, aun dentro de la avalancha de productos populares.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Juan Luis Guerra is a wonderful performer! July 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I waited weeks for this album to come in from the library and it was well worth the wait. Juan Luis Guerra is truly in a class by himself. He has a clean and beautiful style. It is a great combination of clean percussion and a beautiful, romantic voice. Mr. Guerra also has a great sense of humor and a beautiful poetic style as a songwriter.

I love "Mi PC" (a song that juxtaposes computer lingo with a man's love for his lover), "Hormiguita" (a beautiful ballad), "Niagara en Bicicleta" (a merengue rap that takes a humourous and tongue-in-cheek look at the health care system of the Dominican Republic), the romantic "Testimonio", "Sobremesa", "Amor de Conuco" and the lively and humour "Primo."

If you are tired of all of the techno-based merengue and want to hear lyrics from a sincere and beautiful poet and melodies that compliment them oh so well this is definitely an album for you! What a great introduction to the music of the Dominican Republic. (This is only the tip of the iceberg, of course!)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Muy buen disco!
Muy buen disco de JLG lanzado en 1998, grandes canciones, este disco es inconseguible acá en Argentina desde hace años! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Nico
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente!!! Dios te ha premiado con un don, Juan Luis
Es un gran Disco, Juan Luis Guerra es un genio para componer canciones, sus melodías son hermosas, sus letras te llegan al corazón. Read more
Published on April 30, 2008 by edu
5.0 out of 5 stars pura alegría
Somewhere along the musical pathway that leads up to a splendid, blue-skied Autumn day in America's midwest, I may have stumbled upon an album that contained more pure joy than... Read more
Published on November 3, 2007 by David A. Baer
5.0 out of 5 stars No es lo mismo ni es igual
The item was received fast and in good condition....Excellent buyer....(Import CD specialist) I recomend them for quick shipments.
Published on February 24, 2007 by Grace Y. Markland
5.0 out of 5 stars The best!
I totally love this guy's music. He can sing the national anthem and I will buy the cd. He is a poet. He says everything with very simple words but he gets to you, deep. Read more
Published on January 27, 2004 by Gabi Perez
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Startling Song Cycle from the Poet-Singer
The man can sing anything from power ballads to sizzling salsa, and this album once again proves why Juan Luis Guerra ranks as the best Latin artist of our time. Read more
Published on November 28, 2001 by Jose R. Perez
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
Great upbeat dance tunes. What really got me is I usually can't stand slow love songs. However, on this disk, even the slow tunes are moving and convincing... Read more
Published on June 28, 2001 by Todd S. Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied customer
Sweet melodies Sweet lyrics Sweet sound You will not be disapointed
Published on November 28, 2000 by Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars algo increible para la musica
Juan Luis Guerra es un tipo sencillamente increible; su musica es de una calidad extraordinaria desde todos los puntos de vista. Read more
Published on September 10, 2000 by ISAAC AIZENMAN
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