Ximena is a huge star in Mexico thanks to a whole host of successful film roles and she released a very well received debut album entitled “Mediocre” a few years ago. Her style is tough to pinpoint, but musically she almost reminds me of Lilly Allen; which makes sense considering Greg Kurstin produced a few tracks on Ximena’s self-titled 2nd album (1st in English).
The new album was recently ranked as one of the top 25 or so albums so far in 2011 by Spin Magazine (who, oddly enough, I generally tend to agree with). There’s not a bad track out of the 11 on the record, but some of my favorites include The Bid, Echo Park, Tomorrow, Wrong Miracle and (lead single) Different. It’s fun, chirpy and lots of fun to listen to while walking around the park. Fans of Imani Coppola, Lily Allen, The Bird and The Bee, etc should be all over it.
Check out the video for “Different” below.
*Ximena Sariñana’s self-titled debut album is out now via Warner Bros.
Ximena Sariñana “Different”