Insomniac

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Smooth, sometimes steamy flirting to a club beat.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Occasional undertones of selfish behavior without concern for the consequences ("your man's not here"); refusal to take "no" for an answer on "Ring My Bells." But there's some very sweet, loving content, too.

Violence
Sex

A lot of sexy innuendo, stopping just short of explicit.

Language

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Consumerism

Nothing in the lyrics, but CD package contains an insert with an ad for ringtones.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's some steamy innuendo on songs like "Push" ("I know that your man's nowhere in sight/and your eyes don't tell a lie/I know you wanna come with me tonight/And I say alright/But first you gotta Push push back upon it…make me believe you want it") and "On Top of You" ("Baby you're gonna love what I do when I'm on top of you") -- not only in the lyrics, but in Enrique's smooth, pretty-boy delivery. If there's one loud and clear message, it's "You don't have to leave tonight. Really, you don't."

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Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008

loved it

I love the CD its ok to watch it it so pretty. I let my kids watch almost anything . but this CD is the best. Its the best thing for your kids.
Kid, 11 years old January 2, 2014

Excellent, but with Pause Material

Excellent album with some sexy innuendo. "Hell" is used once. But the album is also about being in love.

What's the story?

On Enrique's INSOMNIAC album, it seems he wants to make sure you know -- with the help of his liquid-eyed sincerity and a lot of medium-tempo dance club backbeat -- that it is OK if you want to spend the night. Really! Despite one surprisingly successful Li'l Wayne cameo (on \"Push\"), the whole project sounds as smooth and sexy as satin sheets on a king-size bed. Although the innuendo never gets really explicit, there's no doubting Enrique's intentions on songs like \"On Top of You\" and \"Push\" (\"I know that your man's nowhere in sight/and your eyes don't tell a lie/I know you wanna come with me tonight\"), expressing a rather selfish variety of lust without concern for consequences.

Is it any good?

Turn the romance-o-meter up to eleven for this sweet and pleasant collection of love and/or seduction songs from Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias. The synthesized instrumental tracks, sparse and hypnotic, leave plenty of room for Enrique's expressive vocals, honey-soaked with an edge of melancholy that never quite turns whiney. Whatever the artist's intentions, Enrique Iglesias has come up with a collection of sexy and satisfying songs -- providing perfect background music for flirting.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes someone a world-class flirt. Why do some people seem to be so good at attracting romantic attention, while others find flirting awkward? Enrique Iglesias seems like someone who flirts easily and well. How can you tell when someone is flirting with you? Spanish speakers and students may enjoy the three tracks that are included in both Spanish and English.

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