Ximena Sariana

Time Out Ratings :

<strong>Rating: </strong>4/5

Perhaps the curse befalling actors who attempt to forge music careers is strictly a Hollywood phenomenon. Ximena Sariñana certainly bucks the trend: After more than a decade in Mexican film, the 22-year-old actor proves an unlikely link between Fiona Apple and Astrud Gilberto on her enchanting debut. Full of buoyant, jazz-inflected pop with occasional electronic underpinnings (as on standout “La Tina”) and outbursts of rock, Mediocre’s only bum note is its woefully misleading title.

Mediocre (Warner Music; Mexico)