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Old 03-08-2009, 02:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Glad you liked it!

I think these guys are really popular, but you could try Cafe Tacuba too! I suppose 'latin alternative-rock' would be their definition. 'Re' fuses just about everything - a bit of funk, metal, noise, latin-pop etc. At the end of the day, it's still more or less 'pop' but I think they pulled it off well. The vocals/accent might take time for us outsiders to get used to, but since you do know spanish and are aware of the accents, I guess it shouldn't be much of a problem.

YouTube - Cafe Tacuba El Ciclon
YouTube - metro de stgo y cafe tacuba (A typical poppish song...ignore the video I suppose)
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Glad you liked it!

I think these guys are really popular, but you could try Cafe Tacuba too! I suppose 'latin alternative-rock' would be their definition. 'Re' fuses just about everything - a bit of funk, metal, noise, latin-pop etc. At the end of the day, it's still more or less 'pop' but I think they pulled it off well. The vocals/accent might take time for us outsiders to get used to, but since you do know spanish and are aware of the accents, I guess it shouldn't be much of a problem.

YouTube - Cafe Tacuba El Ciclon
YouTube - metro de stgo y cafe tacuba (A typical poppish song...ignore the video I suppose)
I love Cafe Tacuba! Re is a great album but I have to say the production hurts it a bit. I think Reves/Yo Soy is their real magnum opus. I like Avalancha de Exitos a lot too. Have you ever heard their self-titled first album? That's just freaking awful, I'm glad they improved so much after it.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Nope, haven't yet listened to Reves/Yo Soy. I have listened to Avalancha de Exitos however and I do prefer Re slightly over it. I could see how the production can get in the way too. And judging by your reaction, I think I'll skip their debut . Reves/Yo Soy will be the next on my 'listen to' list. I've been having it for quite a while too, but this post of yours has reminded me.
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Nope, haven't yet listened to Reves/Yo Soy. I have listened to Avalancha de Exitos however and I do prefer Re slightly over it. I could see how the production can get in the way too. And judging by your reaction, I think I'll skip their debut . Reves/Yo Soy will be the next on my 'listen to' list. I've been having it for quite a while too, but this post of yours has reminded me.
Oh, if you've never heard Reves/Yo Soy you're in for a treat. The instrumental disc (I think that's Reves) especially is just incredible. Have you heard Cuatros Caminos? That's pretty good too. I think it's the most like Re out of all their albums so you'd probably like it.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I swiped this from the flamenco thread, but I just wanted to say that this: YouTube - Tamacun (Rodrigo y Gabriela) and this YouTube - Stairway to Heaven live (Rodrigo y Gabriela) is the kind of thing I'm looking for. I love traditional sounds, especially if it's got an original twist to it. I like some Spanish pop (Mecano), but it's better if some traditional elements are added. I love this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3REPMDSCh4 because it's a adapted from a traditional opera aria made famous by the wonderful Montserrat Cabelle. Mana is also pop, but they incorporate a lot of traditional sounds, I like that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ge7e...eature=related

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Old 03-09-2009, 12:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, with Astrud on vocals, oh baby if it's a samba I'm dancin'.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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This: YouTube - Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto 1964 is beautiful. I love latin jazz.
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Hey Pianogirl,

Another band I think you might like is Los de Abajo from Mexico City. The best video I could find is just a montage of a bunch of their songs but it gives you an idea of what they sound like:

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That's a good one Janszoon. That's the sound I like.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:47 AM   #20 (permalink)
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great thread - I've just started learning Spanish so listening to some nice Spanish music will definitely help.

I recently downloaded an album by a band called Me Enveneno de Azules from a blog called "Take The Pills!" (I haven't made enough posts to include the URL but if you google it the album is still available for download)....

it's a melodic folky indie type thing....
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