Casa Verdugo: Why I Didn’t Download It

A few years ago, my boyfriend introduced me to the group Cornerstone Cues (Click here to listen to some of their songs.) because I happened to mention that I liked soundtracks. I currently have 4 of their collections (Air Lyndhurst, Eton Path, El Morro, and Requiem for a Tower) and have been waiting for quite a while for them to come out with a new collection.

In September of last year, they came out with Casa Verdugo wherein the group collaborated with a bunch of artists. (Read my opinion on collaborations here.) When I saw it on Amazon, I gave the samples a go and was disappointed.



An Emerging Genre?

Maybe after reading this you will say that I am exaggerating, that, strictly speaking, what’s going on is not the creation of a new genre. Maybe you will tell me that the only thing is that people are relearning the value of a combined effort. But I will invite you to look at the hits of 2010 and see for yourself – artists realize its power and they are not likely to forget anytime soon.

Let me list a few of the songs that made charts (in no particular order):

  1. California Gurls: Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
  2. Love the Way You Lie : Eminem feat. Rihanna
  3. Airplane: B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
  4. OMG: Usher feat.
  5. Break Your Heart: Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris