MDO is the spin-off of the Puerto Rican boyband, Menudo and this is the group’s first album under the new name. Creator, Edgardo Diaz lost the name of Menudo then was pushed out of the Menudo empire which led to Menudo’s demise. Instead of the members of Menudo signing new contracts, they walked with Edgardo to form the group, MDO.
With MDO, the boys no longer needed to be under the age of sixteen nor did they need to be Puerto Rican. MDO members represented the Latin world from various countries. They also had more control over their music, style, and image. MDO was the classic description of a boy band. They were cute, had songs you could sing, and had danceable music. The self-titled album, MDO fit perfecting in the nineties music scene.
The album’s songs were a combination of classic pop music and songs with a Latin flair. Songs like “Ay Carino”, “Asi No Mas” and “Dame Una Caricia” were those Latin tracks that would eventually lead to the group going more urban than pop. Originally, those songs were not hits nor were promoted. MDO’s most popular music from this album was the classic pop tracks like “Volveras A Mi” and “A Bailar”
MDO also paid tribute to the Menudo members that came before them with Edgardo Diaz’s legacy song, “Subete A Mi Moto”. While MDO released a good pop album not everything is great. It falls flat with different styles of music throughout. If they had stuck with one sound, pop, this album would have been great.