Cafe Tacuba
Sino


3.5
great

Review

by doritoz USER (1 Reviews)
January 10th, 2008 | 5 replies | 5,200 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Once again Cafe Tacuba prove why they are one of the most influential bands in mexican rock.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Known to always experiment with their albums and this time is no exception with whole range variety found in this album. From the quiet self-reflection talk on Seguir Siendo that then merges perfectly with the more upbeat Tengo Todo, to the almost 8 minutes long Volver a Comenzar, and until the great drum solo in Gracias (an awesomese surprise considering they used a drum machine in most of their previous albums).

The rest of the album shows the variety with songs that bring back the raspy punk-like vocals known in previous albums, fun dancy synth lines, and the different tempos from the lullaby calm (Arrullo) to the fast vocal lines where you'll be left thinking how does the singer holds his breath.

On the instrumental section Cafe Tacuba know what to do and show to be pretty consistent players. They don't have epic shred solos, but to be honest they don't need them. Joselo Rangel does an excellent job playing some nice chord progressions and arpeggios, and adding some funky riffs here and there. The bass, played by Enrique Rangel is always heard and compliments the music when it needs to and staying quiet when it doesn't.

The lyrics are excellent talking about political views, the "sheep" people who try to be like everyone else, taking a ride with a girl, etc. To be covering all this topics, the lyrics are well written and add to the songs quality.

The only downsides to the album are that at its clock time of almost an hour it gets too long for its own good making some songs get lost in the long run, and it doesn't match the awesomeness of past albums which earned them the nickname of "the mexican Radiohead".


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Abaddon2005
January 11th 2008



684 Comments


It's too short, your lay-out and the points you want to discuss are fine, but you could flesh them out more.

JAD
January 11th 2008



200 Comments


Yeah, flesh it out and it will be much better. Either way its great to see someone reviewed this.

Confessed2005
January 23rd 2008



3314 Comments


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Jimmy
February 2nd 2008



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beans
February 9th 2008



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Nicer Dicer

review kinda blew



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