Mar Dulce review by Bajofondo Tango Club

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  • Sound: 7
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.5 (2 votes)
Bajofondo Tango Club: Mar Dulce

Sound — 7
Bajofondo was one of the most innovative bands of South America upon the release of their first album, but sadly this album shows us nothing new. It is, however, great music, but unfortunately it falls short in comparison, being a bit more repetitive and less original. This album was recorded with all of the musicians playing together in the same room, something that had not happened in their first album. Tango is a lot less featured in this record, with the electronic part being the center of attention.

Lyrics — 9
Half of the songs in this album are instrumental; however, the lyrics on the remaining half are marvelous, each sung by a different collaborator. There is a great number of invited artists, all of them important musicians in their own right, such as Gustavo Cerati, Nelly Furtado, and even the voice of Alfredo Zitarrosa taken from one of his concerts. Each song is sung differently, for example, in El Anden, the lyrics are almost rapped; while in Ya No Duele what we get is poetry, but having the music as a background.

Overall Impression — 8
Had this album been released as their first, it would have been one of the best, most innovative albums ever released. But it fails to escape the shadow of its antecessor, sounding almost as left-out tracks. However, taking into consideration that their former album was a masterpiece, and this album is quite similar to it, it isn't a bad album by a long shot. New listeners will not be disappointed.

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