Rough Guide To The Music Of West Africa
Label: ROUGH GUIDE
This is a thorough, respectable and enjoyable compilation of electric bachata. Most bachata compilations are put out by artist labels, and so only have tracks by artists on the label roster, but Rough Guide to Bachata is independent and features a broader selection. The artists on this album are among bachata's best known - with the notable omission of Aventura. Although songs like Antony Santos' "Por mi timidez" and Frank Reyes' "Princesa" are true classics, one criticism of Rough Guide is that many of the tracks are not the best known ones by the particular artist.