El Guincho Alegranza!
3.3 Release Date: 03/2008
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3.0 goodAdam Downer STAFF | August 25th 08

Despite sounding clunky on paper and getting pegged as "The Spanish Person Pitch," Alegranza! stands as a completely singular work. Somewhere between maddening and hypnotizing, El Guincho's album achieves a remarkably strong blend between being something familiar and being something unlike anything before it. Using heavily repeated grooves and minimalist composition, Alegranza! makes for an intriguing listen, at least. There are several moments on Alegranza! that invoke a “Hey, that sounds kind of like (so and so),” but before the similarity becomes a knockoff, El Guincho takes off in a completely different direction, making the album both heavily influenced and completely unique at the same time. With Alegranza!, El Guincho takes what could have been a disaster and forms one of the most peculiar, inimitable records of the year. Chow down

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1.5 very poorHovse | March 11th 14
4.0 excellentW. Israel Rosen | September 19th 13
3.0 goodAdamMontanari | February 23rd 13
3.5 greatzakalwe | February 22nd 13
4.0 excellentsTRANGEcLAMS | January 6th 13
2.5 averageRaccoonology | August 25th 12
3.5 greatirkalla | February 10th 12
4.5 superbstrawfeet | August 25th 11
2.0 poorkrkat | June 17th 11
5.0 classicSleaper | June 15th 11
3.0 goodgonzab | April 21st 11
3.5 greatconfusionisben | February 14th 11
3.5 greatLuke Sawyer | January 8th 11
4.0 excellentErica L. | October 25th 10
2.0 poorFrankenhole | August 2nd 10
4.0 excellentNick Jirsa | July 5th 10
3.5 greaticemanflam | February 27th 10
4.5 superbtotoprieto | December 8th 09
3.0 goodStarsAtDawn | August 27th 09
2.0 poortimbo8 | May 13th 09
3.0 goodImNotATaco | March 29th 09
2.5 averageAlex Silveri EMERITUS | February 9th 09
2.5 averagehonourosis | August 26th 08
4.0 excellentsgrevs | August 25th 08
1.5 very poorVALISwalrus | August 14th 08
3.5 greatRyan Flatley EMERITUS | June 16th 08
4.0 excellentbarbarian | April 21st 08
4.0 excellentCatchthe22 | March 5th 08
4.0 excellentjon miller

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