It had been a long time since I even thought about the Mexican pop group, Kairo. So when 3 CDs showed up at a local used media store, I had to buy all three of them. Starting with Kairo’s debut album “Signo Del Tiempo” (Sign of Time). I seriously don’t remember seeing Kairo on TV after this first album where songs like “Hablame De Ti” (Tell me about you) and “En Los Espejos De Un Cafe” (In the mirrors of a cafe) were playing all over the radio. So seeing two other albums kind of made me happy.
Kairo fell during the time when “boy bands” were on their way out. The group, Magneto was getting older and on their way out but we hadn’t seen groups like UFF and Boom yet. Kairo’s success or non-success was solely based on the hopes that girls who were older than 18 and hadn’t gotten married would find them sexy enough to buy into the idea that guys who looked like underwear models could sing and entertain them.
When I put on the CD and the first track, “En Los Espejos De Un Cafe” came on, it brought me back to 1994. For a brief moment, I was excited about listening to this album. This first song is exciting, upbeat, and such a great track, no wonder it was a hit right from the start. Then the rest of the album continued. The second track falls flat as it is to be the group’s theme song “Cairo.” There is nothing special about it. You don’t bounce; you are not excited. It is just three guys singing a song that is hard to care about. That is pretty much how the rest of the album continues.
If you were around back then, you will know the 8th track. “Hablame De Ti” is a wonderful song that is hard to not like. Since the songs in between the two best are bland, you almost miss the best track. You are bored by the time you get there.
Kairo’s music is very hard to get into. The ballads are not memorable and I just don’t think Kairo is anything more than a one-hit-wonder at this point. Unless the next album changes my mind, I think my Kairo find in Houston was a waste of my money, even though they were only $4 a disc.