Un Verano Sin Ti| Bad Bunny
Un Verano Sin Ti
Un Verano Sin Ti (transl. "A Summer Without You") is the fourth solo studio album, and fifth overall, by Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny.It was released on May 6, 2022, by Rimas Entertainment following the release of his previous record El Último Tour Del Mundo (2020). Comprising twenty-three tracks, the album is primarily a reggaeton, cumbia and indie pop record, and contains guest appearances from Chencho Corleone, Jhay Cortez, Tony Dize, Rauw Alejandro, Bomba Estéreo, The Marías and Buscabulla -Wikipedia
Un Verano Sin Ti is a vehicle for longing in every sense — full of musical movements that push forward and backwards and a sun-tired feeling that accompanies finding comfort in the present in spite of everything. It's a dialectic familiar to the Caribbean.
Much more than a Caribbean summer playlist, Bad Bunny’s latest album is a melodic discourse that questions the powers that be and a call to action that encourages diasporic joy, perreo, and rest.
The album is at its best when the Puerto Rican star enlists indie luminaries like Buscabulla, Bomba Estereo, and the Marias.
Even with his slang so unmistakably modern, the timeless nature of his topics erodes the typical boundaries of the season that inspired Un Verano Sin Ti. This is Bad Bunny’s bummer summer, one that drags on emotionally but never musically, its seeming endlessness dotted by meaningless yet fun flings and quieter moments alone on the beach dwelling upon what came before.
He could have invited Miley Cyrus, but instead the Puerto Rican superstar showcases talent from his own country. The result is vibrant and surprising.
Hopping from psychedelia to indie-pop to woozy reggaeton, this giant album flaunts the Puerto Rican’s boundless creativity.
This project is surely a fun time that has some of the most replayable and catchiest moments from any release this year so far. For listeners, it’s packed with summer anthems and is a welcome signifier of summer to come.
The Independent Florida Alligator
The 2019 summer anthem and fan favorite “Callaita” closes the album with the vocals fading out into the atmosphere like echoes of summer parties. In a way, this ending feels like a flashback replaying the memories of the summer when the track was originally released. In all, “Un Verano Sin Ti” invites you to revisit the feeling of summer and write new memories.
Puerto Rican superstar has made his most fun and colorful album yet.
WMSC 90.3 FM
Seeing what Bad Bunny has done since his debut album “X100PRE”, I expected a more impactful album where the artist explores new genres, without losing his essence. I believe he tried to do that in some songs, but in the end, I suspect he recycled some of his material to release a new album.
The Weekly Coos
Un Verano Sin Tí succeeds as intended with visceral production and monstrous melodies. It’s an album with awe-inducing consistency that elevates not only the tracks but how they mesh within the confines of a tangential mix orchestrated to play like a playlist. It honestly left me happy by how much of an improvement this was to El Último Tour Del Mundo, though keeping in line with expanding his range and delivering hybrids as impactful, if not more, than some of his past singles. However, it is a vibes album, and it’s hard to quantify how it will translate come to Winter, but it’s hitting hard now and will for the rest of the summer.
Bad Bunny’s past albums have been criticized for their sometimes boilerplate, generic sound. But there is none of that on “UnVerano Sin Ti.” From the production to the vocals to the lyricism, each song is its own work, and there is no filler. It is really a tour de force of modern music.
The Needle Drop
Un Verano's size doesn't do it many favors, but it is Bad Bunny's most versatile project so far.
An often great double, showcasing a raft of styles that is definitely better in its second half.
Pa' La Cultura
Bad Bunny delivers an essential summer album. Is this his best album yet? No. Is this a very good outing that will be the soundtrack to man people’s summers? Absolutely.
Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny’s latest album, is revolutionizing the Latino music industry by being a perfect mix of diverse rhythms which at the same time carries a strong message in their lyrics.
Not only is "Un Verano Sin Ti" a gift to all Bad Bunny fans and lovers, but it also really speaks to where we are at when it comes to Latin music. Artists like Bad Bunny who refuse to follow the rules often placed on Latin artists in the music industry have proven there isn't one way to do Latin music. You can be a Latin trap/reggaeton artist and come out with a dembow track or an acoustic pop ballad. The sky's the limit, and what an exciting time it is to be a Latin artist today. I'm here for it.
To have a 23-song album with almost no skips is a truly impressive feat, especially in a genre which typically has the most traps of repetition to fall into. Alongside his always progressive lyricism and videos, Bad Bunny continues to prove himself as a worthy global superstar for a new era in culture and music.
Latin American Post
Bad Bunny's most recent record production is nothing more than the result of the Puerto Rican's immense creativity and versatility.
Not everything here is as cool as most 23-track albums, Un Verano Sin Ti could have used a simple move. But when he reaches his heights, he leaves you baffled by Britain’s lack of interest in him bad bunny. Why wouldn’t you want pop music to be as creative and amazing as this? The frustrating conclusion is that it has to do with traditional arrogance that makes almost anything unsung in English in a new territory; In the United States, 41 million people speak Spanish and it is a language that is part of the ether of everyday life, which is clearly not present in the UK. Un Verano Sin Ti might change people’s opinions – although if it didn’t, you’d suspect Bad Bunny would lose a lot of sleep.
Un Verano Sin Ti does fall into some of the problems of modern reggaeton. Many have pointed out that though Bad Bunny draws inspiration from the Dominican Republic in particular, no Dominicans appear in the actual features. And the length of the album produces some lulls and selections that are pretty mid: Unsurprisingly, the most mainstream reggaeton songs on here land among the least interesting. Still, the album is already an overwhelming success by streaming standards especially.
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