So does anyone else agree that 2004 has shaped up to be the best year for salsa releases, or at least mainstream salsa releases, since maybe 1999? Which maybe not be saying much, since it was kind of dry there for a while, but still, I find it encouraging. I haven't really been out in the clubs or salsa parties this year though. What does it sound and feel like out there? I would think that if anything it sounds better. (There are always enough good new individual tracks at least to keep things moving. If this has been a pretty good year for albums, then there should be even more good tracks.) I like the two songs I've heard from Tito Nieves' new CD. I confess that I like the one with La India and a couple reggaeton people. There is a new Jimmy Bosch album. I'm not sure I've heard anything from it yet, but there is a fairly convincing buzz around it. I heard something good tonight from Edwin Bonilla that I think was from his new album.