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La Ley -- MTV Unplugged: LIVE This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Latin rock band La Ley has become world famous after its "MTVUnplugged" appearance, and the album has sold millions. Needless to say,American publicity for the Chilean group was long overdue. Well-known throughoutMexico and South America, the extraordinary band has a unique style and playsintense, invigorating songs that have been climbing the charts. On the"Unplugged" album, La Ley performs their usual exhilarating songs butare also accompanied by an orchestra for ballads and subdued versions of theirotherwise energetic tunes.

Frontman Beto Cuevas sings in Spanish, Englishand French, and writes most of the band's lyrics. He and Pedro Frugone accompanyMauricío Claveria, the drummer, with impressive guitar arrangements. Songslike "Delirando" and "Paraíso" are upbeat and vibrant,though more subdued on this live album. "Mentira" and "Duelo"are more poetic and sentimental. The only song in French is"Krazyworld," but its lyrics include several English words and aspecial style all its own considering that the singer has a Chilean accent.Remarkably, each tune contains meaningful lyrics and its ownsound.

Overall, after incorporating different languages and culturalsounds, La Ley has more flavor and style than American bands. If you want to addto your collection, check out La Ley's "MTV Unplugged" album for arefreshing new sound.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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