Ricky Martin
Credit: Ricky Martin: Sara De Boer / Retna

Life (Music - Ricky Martin)

Six years after becoming the Latin explosion’s premier cash cow, Ricky Martin has abandoned cheesy bon-bon-shaking jams for cheesy Usher-lite pop. Some tracks from Life, like the Scott Storch-produced first single ”I Don’t Care” and the reggaeton foray ”Drop It on Me,” are not without their glossy charms, but Martin’s demo-singer schmaltz consistently clashes with his shoulder-tattoo-and-edgy-haircut persona on the CD’s cover: He’s way too square to be hip.

Life (Music - Ricky Martin)
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