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Mended

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Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony: George Holz/Corbis Outline

Anthony hasn’t abandoned his salsa side on his second English-language set, Mended. Diehards may prefer the dancier, Latin-inflected tracks, while Anglos get straight pop, like the sticky-not-sweet ”Tragedy.” But who can stomach the blend of spice-meets-schmaltz (”I Need You” is a blatant bid to be the wedding song of 2002) that makes up the bulk of the disc?