Tu Amor Primero
Vicente Fernandez keeps almost retiring on us -- and then coming back with yet another project that reestablishes the icon's staying power. Hoy is Vicente at his most high-drama magnificent, crooning his way across swelling strings, sobbing horns and spirited accordions like a man who has seriously earned titles like "El Maestro" and "Titan." His vibrato is commanding and his thick, rich baritone is as clear as it was decades ago on tracks like the spry "Indomable" and the decadently dramatic single "La Vida es Una Copa de Licor" (that male chorus! Swoon!).