La Misma Gran Señora
Sello: Jenni Rivera Enterprises LLC
What a perfect title for this best-of from the hard-talking, high-diva, totally earthy queen of narcos, banda and pretty much everything. Eschewing her poppier fare, La Gran Señora sticks to her bad-ass, big-drama regional fare, her commanding voice soaring and scratching over swollen horns and skipping accordions on classic barroom telenovelas like "Besos y Copas" and "Ovarios," plus the occasional mariachi sob-fest. Not many singers can pull off a spoken, staged breakdown wherein the diva sobs that "this is the diva's time." When Jenni does it, it's awesome. The bright title track is new.