Sacred Review

artist: los lonely boys date: 08/21/2006 category: compact discs
los lonely boys: Sacred
Release Date: Jul 18, 2006
Label: Epic/Or Music/One Haven
Genres: Roots Rock, Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex
Number Of Tracks: 13
Sacred is, for the most part, an uptempo, rollicking, streetwise Texas rock record with many surprises.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 10 
 Reviewer rating:
 10 
 Users rating:
 10 
 Votes:
 2 
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overall: 10
Sacred Reviewed by: YoungAngus52, on august 21, 2006
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Sound: Los Lonely Boys have the most unique sound, with the combination of Tex-Mex and blues rock they create Texican rock n' roll. Their second album, Sacred, has a less brittle tone than their debut album. Although there isn't a guitar showcase like Onda, Sacred packs a rockin' punch. Diamonds, their single, has one of the best melodies of all time. On "Texican Style" they mix Tejano with blues, with an accordion playing in the background. On "Oye Mamacita" Henry Garza compliments the style of Stevie Ray. Their father who was a very important inspiration to them joins them on the song "Outlaws" along with Willie Nelson. And to end it "Living My Life" sums it all up with classical guitar and a Latino beat. (probably one of Henry's best guitar solos). // 10

Lyrics: Combined with Spanglish Los Lonely Boys sticks to their Mexican roots along with their blues influenced guitar. Unlike other bands Los Lonely Boys come up with fresh songs that have their own sound to them. Not only does their sound change from the last album the lyrics have a dramatic change. // 10

Overall Impression: Many bands have usually been broken by their sophomore album, but Los Lonely Boys defeat the phrase "sophomore slump". Being the fan that I am I rate this all 10's. If you haven't listened to this album then you're not a Los Lonely Boys fan. This album constantly urges you to press repeat on your CD player. // 10

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