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Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso

1968

Caetano Veloso

Album Summary

Caetano Veloso is the debut solo album by the artist of the same name, released in Brazil in 1968. He had released Domingo the year before in collaboration with Gal Costa. It was one of the first Tropicália efforts, and features arrangements by Júlio Medaglia, Damiano Cozzella, and Sandino Hohagen, as well as an eclectic assortment of influences, demonstrating the "antropofagia" (artistic cannibalism) of the Tropicália movement. Sounds from psychedelia, rock, pop, Indian music, bossa nova, Bahian music and other genres appear on the album. It includes the hit songs "Alegria, Alegria", "Tropicália", and "Soy loco por ti, América".

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Rating

2.86

Votes

4723

Genres

  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Samba
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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

Cet album bresilien me rapelle une anecdote vécue avec mon camarade d'écoute robinho, que je vais vous énoncer ci-dessous. Alors que nous entrions dans notre année de terminale, nous nous dirigions vers un bar bien réputé de l'agglomération bordelaise en une belle soirée de samedi soir. A peine le pas de la porte franchi, un chaudron de whisky nous était directement déposé dans les mains par le célèbre duo des Nicos. Jusque là rien d'anormal. Mais c'est alors qu'après quelques verres, rob commença, le nez un peu rouge, à me montrer une femme assise au bar. Il la trouvait magnifique, un qualificatif que je ne lui aurais pas trouvé, mais rob n'étant lui-même pas gâté par la nature, je compris rapidement que robinho devait s'attaquer à des femmes d'un standing inférieur. Soudain, rob se leva, et alla à la rencontre de la jeune femme. Ils se mirent à discuter un peu, quand tout d'un coup, le barman changea du tout au tout l'ambiance sonore, et lança une playlist de musique bresilienne. Rob devint alors tout bonnement intenable. Il laissa aller ses pas de danse, tentant d'impressionner la galerie. Ses Vans trouées frappait le sol, tandis que ses mains volaient de haut en bas. Etrangement, la cible féminine de rob était semble t'il assez impressionée, alors que le reste du bar n'osait regarder dans la direction de rob. Seulement, rob commit un erreur dans son processus de seduction. La vessie contractée par une danse si intense, il dut se rendre rapidement au toilettes, laissant la jeune femme seule. C'est la que j'entre en scène. Vous connaissez notre rivalité légendaire avec rob, et cette rivalité ne me permettait pas de le laisser rentrer accompagné ce soir. Je me levais donc, m'approchait de la jeune femme, et lui laissait un petit papier chiffoné dans la main, lui demandant de l'ouvrir à l'abri des regards indiscrets. La jeune femme s'exécuta, et quitta le bar en trombe avant que rob ne revienne de son arrêt au stand. Totalement abasourdi et déçu à son retour, rob préfera écourter la soirée et quitter lui aussi les lieux dans la foulée. Alors maintenant, vous vous demandez certainement ce que j'ai griffonné sur ce bout de papier pour inverser la situation de la sorte. Et bien cela se résume en quelques mots, cinq pour être précis: "Rob est fan des Crusaders"

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

Robert Dimery, dont j'ai récemment intégré le cercle des amis proches et dont j'ambitionne à moyen terme de parasiter le cercle familial, nous sert depuis bientôt 170 jours une liste longue comme le cul, n'ayons pas peur des mots, de groupes de rock'n'roll. Mais voilà que de temps à autre, celui-ci nous propose des albums d'autres genres musicaux comme celui de ce baragouineur brésilien dont il a probablement découvert l'existence au moment de l'ajouter à sa liste. L'objectif de cette mascarade est évidemment diplomatique et politique. Vous trouverez la suite de mon argumentation sous le prochain album de Ray Charles.

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Wed May 05 2021
4

Groovy as hell! Not something I’d seek out on my own, glad to have listened!

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

This was enjoyable. Although I did not understand what he was saying, I really liked this album. Some parts of this remind me of The Zombies' Oddesy and Oracle.

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Wed Dec 16 2020
5

Maravilhoso, marcante e importantíssimo culturalmente na história do Brasil

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Sun Dec 12 2021
5

Very cool album. Reminds me of Fela Kuti, because both musicians created fun, vibrant, energetic music which still had enough cultural clout to get them arrested by an oppressive regime. Veloso's sound is recognisably Brazilian (even to me who knows little about Brazil), but mixed with diverse strains of pop and psychedelia. It sounds fresh and crisp and lively, even when your average 1960s psych record now smells like mothballs. Vocals are effortlessly cool. The lyrics glide over me, since I don't understand a word of Portugese - but it's an enjoyable language to listen to. I've listened to this 4 or 5 times and have no complaints at all. 5*

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

Genre: Tropicália 4/5 Caetano Veloso, the album and the artist, serves as a wonderful introduction for the genre/Brazilian art movement, Tropicália. Brazilian musicians took their love of psychedelic rock, baroque pop, and leftist politics, and slammed it all into one. The end product is a beautiful pop rock sound, with ample space for experimentation. This album itself is clean as a whistle. Recordings outside of the US/UK generally mix their vocals much louder than the backing track, and that's certainly the case here. However, that doesn't take away from the quality of the arrangements, the groovy South American rhythmic influences, and Mr. Veloso's lovely singing voice. I don't understand a lick of Portugese, but that doesn't stop this from being a very enjoyable listening experience.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
1

Tropicalia was a Brazilian artistic movement that arose in the 1960s, characterized by the influences of both traditional and avant-garde music. This particular LP is one of the very first of this genre, and attempts the union of an eclectic assortment of instruments- imagine a psychedelic fuzz tone electric guitar, a pandeiro, and a French horn, with some whistles, rattles, and a church pipe organ thrown in for good measure- demonstrating the antropofagia, or ‘artistic cannibalism’ of the Tropicalia movement. As the vocals were all in Portuguese, I had to make use of a translation app, and to the best of my ability (and the apps) I believe Senor Veloso was mostly describing and celebrating Brazilian society, and even adding America to the fiesta on track number 10, ‘Soy Loco Por Ti, America (I’m crazy for you, America).’ Lyrically, Caetano is quite poetic. Tender, at times. Musically, however, it was a big mess, like a bowl of caruru. His vocals were ok, and some of the songs worked better than others: ‘Clarice,’ for example, was an interesting and clever composition, seemingly a successful attempt at antropofagia. Same with ‘Algeria, Algeria,’ the big hit of the LP, which Veloso compares to the Rolling Stones’ even bigger hit, ‘Satisfaction.’ I believe that the comparison was intended to be one of popularity and sales rather than sound. The aforementioned ‘Soy Loco Por Ti, America’ was the most traditional Brazilian sounding number, and was frankly a relief following the several before, like track number 6, ‘Anunciacao.’ I’m going to assume Veloso is a Catholic Christian, but ‘Anunciacao’ was most certainly not a reference to Mary and Jesus. I’m not entirely sure who or what he was referencing. The second to last track, ‘Ave Maria,’ actually was the ‘Ave Maria’ lyrics you know and love, but was unfortunately offered in an awful ‘praise and worship’ ala Brazil style. And for some bizarre reason, the vocals reminded me of the Cuban, Ricky Ricardo. I love Lucy. Ricky, not so much. The very last track, ‘Eles (They),’ began with a sitar, and badly played. The sitar is not just another stringed instrument but is considered among Indians to be used in worship and meditation. I’m giving the Beatles a pass because they’re my favorite band, as well as George Harrison’s love and appreciation for Ravi Shankar and all things Hindu. But most of the other 60s-70s classic rock bands unknowingly misused the sitar spirit when they worked it into their own compositions. And ‘Eles’ concluded with, again, some psychedelic guitar. P.S.A: The ingestion of hallucinogens before listening to Caetano Veloso would be ill advised. Then again, I was as sober as judge when I heard it and I still had a bit of a bummer trip. It took an extended thirty minute live jam of the Grateful Dead’s ‘Dark Star’ to get back to a nice head space. Well, at least Caetano got the LP cover art right. If that ain’t the 1960s I don’t know what is. In closing, I wonder: is artistic cannibalism a sustainable art form? Ultimately, wouldn’t it end with one bloated figure- like the Monty Python sketch where the waiter pleads with the morbidly obese gentleman to finish his meal with just one thin dinner mint? Spoiler alert: He explodes all over the restaurant. One of most disgustingly funniest things I have ever seen. For me, Caetano Veloso, was one thin dinner mint that I do not with wish to partake again. Obrigado Deus, I still seem to be intact. En nao gosto disso.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

é bom mas gerou o jovem místico no brasil

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Hinsichtlich der Liste stellt sich ja bei mir eine gewisse Desillusion ein, und dann kommt - sowas! DAS sollte man wirklich vor seinem Ableben gehört haben.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

Joyful and colourful. Has some proto-ambient vibes in it's "sounds-of-the-rainforest" textures. Shades of some of my favourite sixties pop.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

Maybe the best cover art in history? Guy looks like a serial murderer but his music is lovely.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Beautiful kitchen music. No better way to incorporate some love into your Bolognese than to do a little salsa dance while stirring.

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

Easy listening, tropical meets 60s rock vibes. It could easily be used for movie soundtracks. Enjoyable and relaxing, even if I don’t fully understand Portuguese.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
5

Encantado de que la máquina me haya hecho escucharlo.

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Thu May 13 2021
5

- elements of bossa nova which I really enjoy - psychedelic rock opener - traditional instruments/drums

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

Excelente como siempre

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Wed Jan 12 2022
5

mr veloso....slay!

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

Bao

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

I was really into this today

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

Idk what he's saying but I like it

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

Beautiful

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

why does South American music fuck so hard? this stuff’s amazing! 10/10

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Tue Oct 06 2020
4

enjoyed it

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Wed Dec 16 2020
4

Álbum com letras e instrumental muito interessante. Descoberta de música brasileira do ano, junto com Jorge Ben

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

This one was pretty good.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Cool album. Very of its time 60s vibe. Also really interesting back story, seems culturally important

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

It's a nice beginning for the Tropicália movement, although I'm not a fan of all the songs included in the album

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Nice but of tropicala I never knew about

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

A really pleasant and wonderful little album. 8.0/10

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Some nice sounds

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

This was absolutely a pleasant surprise. Much obliged for having it on the list.

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Fantastic tropicalia. Love it.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Nice Latin music. Good for chilling.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

Really good 60s vibe

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

pleasant listening

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

Wonderful mix of bossa nova and 1970s pop. Amazing this album was only at the start of his career!

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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

Actually very enjoyable, will give this artist/genre more listens. It seems like 90% of the list is north american/western european music but whenever we get something different (African/South American etc) its excellent. Some more cultural variety would probably have benefitted this list

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Sun Aug 15 2021
4

Fun Brazilian "tropical" music. Pretty good stuff.

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Sun Aug 15 2021
4

Nice addition to listen to

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

7/10. I liked this, didn't blow my mind or anything though.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Really groovy. Not too long, would definitely relisten. Strong 8

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

8/10

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Un clàssic del tropicalisme, el disc que ho va encetar. No és de fàcil escolta, ritmes complexes i arranjaments barrocs amb un munt d'instrumentació fent laberints sonors en cançons poc habituals a l'època. És un disc històric, però, digne del seu estatus

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

very fun. portuguese is such a beautiful language.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

Not necessarily for me but hard to disagree that it's good

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Quite like it. Fancy bands with a lot of instruments or a lot of tech in composing music an go pretty far these days but a classic one man and a microphone still do quite well in my book, regardless the language.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

esse é um clássico caso do "dá p separar o artista da obra?" f

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

good brazilian stuff!

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

The lyrics are the result of a request by Caetano to his companions Gil and Capinam to make a composition containing a tribute to Che Guevara who, as the country was still living under the dictatorship, had his name replaced also at Caetano's suggestion, by the phrase "el nombre del hombre muerto"; Caetano also points out that, even without being aware of it, they wrote the lyrics in Portuguese, already enshrining in the title an error that became patent when singer Celia Cruz (who initially refused to record the song when she learned that it was honoring the former Argentine guerrilla) when he came to Brazil he changed the expression to the correct form: "Estoy loco por ti America".[1] The artist declared: "Capinam has made a wonderful thing out of a wish of mine".[1] It is one of the most representative songs of Tropicalismo.[2]

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Wed May 04 2022
4

Surprisingly fun

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Fri May 13 2022
4

This album was surprising. I was expecting more straight bossa nova, but this album expertly incorporates aspects of Brazilian music into mor popular western forms to create something lush, beautiful, and something that knows exactly what it is. I read that Caetano Veloso thought this album was poorly executed, but I strongly disagree.

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Fri May 27 2022
4

Though I prefer the more manic and experimental Os Mutantes when it comes to Tropicalia, I am sucker for nearly any 60s psychedelia - especially when it incorporates so many influences. Giro.

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Fri May 27 2022
4

I like this, it feels different from anything I'm used to. Gave it a couple listens and I think I'm into it.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

As someone already said, great cooking music and perfect for the hot weather.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

such an easy listen!

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Sun Sep 25 2022
4

Cool mix of Latin American music and 60s psychedelic garage rock, quite Hendrixy as well

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

fun and groovy record! fave tracks: tropicalia, alegria, alegria, onde andaras, superbacana, soy loco por ti america

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

A lot of really cool sound design and mixing, really enjoyed this for not understanding a bit of it

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

It was awesome but a little uneven

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

Very much unlike what I usually listen to, but very interesting nevertheless. I like the fact that he threw in an Ave Maria as well. Certainly enjoyable to listen to.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Tropicalismo brasileño. Me gusta. Un 4.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

I had never heard of tropicália before this album. This album is awesome. 4 stars.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

this shits gorgeous bro - maybe i’m j romanticizing the portuguese but Clarice and anunciciao and soy loco are beautiful i love this album and the vibe it creates low 4

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

This was a hard album to find. It seems that Caetano Veloso has several completely different self titled albums, and this particular one wasn’t on Apple Music. YouTube to the rescue! Songs I already knew: none Favourites: Tropicália, Onde Andaras, Soy Loco Por Ti America Firstly, to address the elephant in the room, the majority of these lyrics went right over my head. I don’t speak Portuguese. I could pick up some bits from the Spanish I know, but I’m really not going to attempt some dissection of the lyrics! Musically, this was very interesting. It had some obvious bossa nova influence, but without really being bossa nova. I’d consider it to be psychedelic jazz with a Spanish flair (I know Spanish is a different language, but the music itself sounded Spanishy). Overall, I did quite enjoy this. It’s definitely not going to appeal to everyone, but as for me… me gusta.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

Belle surprise, j’ai aimé la voix, j’ai aimé les mélodies. Vers la fin, je trouvais qu’on avait fait le tour, mais dans l’ensemble très agréable

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

He’s got two self titled albums. I listened to the 80’s one first before realizing it’s the wrong one. It was pretty cool, extremely minimal just guitar and vocal. Wish it wasn’t quite so minimal. The Billie Jean cover did not work at all for me. The 60’s one is super psychedelic and has tons of percussion and fuzzed out guitars and sitars. I liked the sound and arrangements a lot. I feel like it holds up better than the some of the other 60’s experimental stuff we’ve heard because it has a stronger groove/ more rhythmically interesting. I was hoping I would have a tune with a melody that grabbed me a bit more. I was interested in the Tropicalia movement so I checked out an album he was on called Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis and really liked that album. I feel like I want to come back to these 60’s records and give them another listen. I’ll rate the first album a 3 maybe the second album 4.

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Sun Jan 31 2021
3

Didn't understand a word of the lyrics, but it didn't terribly bother me. The vibe of the various tracks are diverse, and combined with the short playtime, makes sure that it doesn't bore you at any time.

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Very enjoyable, fun and upbeat, "Superbacana" and "Soy Loco Por Ti America" struck me the most!

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

Not bad

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Don't know at all Caetano Veloso... Top track: Soy Loco Por Tí, América

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

en fuego

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

Funky.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

This was a perfectly pleasant listen, but without knowing any Portuguese it kinda slid off my consciousness without making too much of a mark. Fave track "Tropicalia" - though that just might be because I was paying attention to track one before going back to working and letting it play in the background ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

You never realize internet song translation is a semi-organized inexact science until you're looking translations up for a non-English language album. "Alegria, Alegria" has some spirit to it. Superbacana starts to pick up and immediately ends. Soy Loco Por Ti America touches interestingly on the conditions of an unstable Brazil in the 60s (I think). 5/10

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

Sounds like psychedelic version of music my grandma would listen to

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

me like psychedelic me no like latin music

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

Fun, experimental, and revolutionary sound, suffers from the inability to understand due to a large portion of it being in Portuguese.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Brazilian pop music. Catchy!

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

Pleasant and interesting, but not something a that’s gonna really draw me back anytime soon

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

Three days since I listened to this and too much has happened for me to say anything other than it was fun and nothing like the Landfill Psychedelia album art suggested. That's all I've got.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

It was nice, not for me. All in Spanish, but sets the groundwork for a lot of Latin artists to come

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Fri Apr 02 2021
3

Eh bien, j'ai été très agréablement surprise par cet album. Je suis partie avec un a priori sur la Bossa Nova du à ma précédente expérience peu concluante avec Astrud Gilberto. Bon ça reste un genre dont je ne suis pas particulièrement fan car un peu redondant mais honnêtement, j'ai pas mal kiffé certains titres qui avaient des sonorités particulières et entrainantes. En tout cas cet album m'encourage à continuer cette expérience musicale qui m'invite à m'ouvrir à de nouveaux genres musicaux et artistes. Pour finir j'ai presque envie de dire, il ne faut pas juger un livre à sa couverture, mais en fait la pochette était très cool ! ;)

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Tue May 25 2021
3

Trippy rock-centric music from Brazil. This psychedelic rock album was created during an artistic movement period in 1960's Brazil, which gives it a unique sound. Although I have no idea what the lyrics are - because I don't speak Portuguese - I can still appreciate the vibe of the music.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

This grew and grew on me. A real smorgasbord of sound. Not quite enough to fully hook me in but I’ll give it another look for sure.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
3

Sound was good, even if I don't (unfortunately) speak the language.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

Pretty fun album. I’d love to see the makings of with all the orchestral pieces

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Fri May 28 2021
3

No full source

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Mon May 24 2021
3

Enjoyable, glad I was introduced to it, but I have a sneaky suspicion I'll never listen to it again on purpose. Pleasant enough and probably just not my overall cup of tea. Deserves to be on the 1,001 albums list for certain.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
3

This was alright but seems like ‘pop Brazilian music’

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Thu Aug 05 2021
3

psychedlic soft rock brazilian jazz. reminds me of grainy film montages from old movies

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Tue Aug 10 2021
3

Hmmm... it gets me in the mood for a holiday

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

I know very little in this genre so it’s a bit hard to rate. Sounds like Brazilian lounge music. It’s enjoyable.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
3

Het Portugees is wel een taal die mooi op muziek staat. De zomerse, Braziliaanse klanken waren wel oké. Maar geen supergoed album

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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

Mellow, Interesting. Cool vibe

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Sat Aug 28 2021
3

6.5/10 v good

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Tue Aug 31 2021
3

I get why it's on the list, but it didn't really grab me. Best track: Alegria, Alegria

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

This is just okay? I dunno, usually I dig fusions of psychedelic and other country's music, but this one fell a little flat for me.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

Nice to hear some Sinatra sequel music from Brazil, interesting to listen to it and it's influences

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

No my favorite type of music. But objectively not bad!

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

Interesting

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Thu Oct 14 2021
3

This didn't sound like anything special to me. 6/10

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Sun Oct 17 2021
3

J'aime la musique. Mais un peu plus explose que je pensais 3.75

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Sun Oct 31 2021
3

A nice surprise

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Wed Nov 03 2021
3

It's was fine

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Wed Nov 10 2021
3

6/10 F.t.: Eles

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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

Interesting international album. Enjoyed.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

1960s pop meets Brazil. I found the story behind this to be interesting - the Brazilian government felt so threatened by this music that the singer was arrested and exiled? Crazy.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
3

2022.01.04

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Thu Jan 06 2022
3

Of the "not qualified to judge this because it represents a culture of which I am ignorant" genre - this is one of my favorites so far. It's simple. It's happy. Didn't hate it on a Monday morning.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
3

Never heard of Caetano Veloso before, but I recently (in the past couple years) learned about the Tropicalia genre. It's great. I learned about it when I got into a band called Chcano Batman. Of course there isn't a way for this [points to self] dumb American to relate to the lyrics. But this record, like the others I've heard in the genre, is a really nice blend of singer/songwriter, psychedelia, and pop. All good things. And, from what I know, the tropicalia movement was a fusion of art and revolutionary politics, so that's not half bad either. The standouts on the record are the horns and percussion.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
3

IDK....

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

appreciated it but very forgettable

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Mon Jan 17 2022
3

Fun little collection of tropicalismo music with some toe tapping tracks. Great voice and use of mixed tempos and keys.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
3

Brazilian 60s pop. Not bad really.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Varmaan aikaansa edellä aikanaan mutta mun plebeiji-korvat ei räjähtäneet irti. Mikäs siinä, mukava soundi kyllä. 3/5.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Hmmh, tätä on ennenkin yritetty. Tykkään tosi paljon tunnelmasta, kuten melkein kaikessa latinomusassa ja sitä bossan vetovoimaa tässäkin on. Mut sit tää on paikoin jotenkin vähän liian vaikeeta, vaikka yllätyksellisyys on kyl kivaa. Jos ymmärtäis sanat, vois salee aueta paremmin. On siellä pari suoraviivaisempaakin biisiä, kuten Soy Loco ja niitä fiilaan kovasti.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Jessus miten vihasen näkönen kurppa kannessa! Mut siis hei täähän oli todella raikasta. Kiva kuunnella jotain muutakin kun perus US- ja UK-poprockii. Hyvää psykekurkoiluu ja tribaliajoo. 3/5 tykkäsin!

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Wed Feb 16 2022
3

I am not familiar with CAETANO VELOSO and his debut solo album CAETANO VELOSO, because I’m not been exposed to Brazilian music. After listening to CAETANO VELOSO, this album is pleasant to listen to, but it is difficult to judge a foreign language album where one does not understand that is being said. The reviewer can only judge the beauty of the music and how the vocals flow and hopefully, one can get the gist of what is being expressed. I can appreciate the Gaelic beauty of songs from CLANNAD, in 1001 Albums, I was previously exposed to South African MIRIAM MAKEBA, where I had the same problem trying to evaluate a foreign language album (at least, MIRIAM MAKEBA had some English songs which I could evaluate along with the foreign language songs) In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, CAETANO VELOSO - CAETANO VELOSO, is the only album listed. Rate Artist: CAETANO VELOSO (3.0) Rate Album (Year): CAETANO VELOSO (Brazil 1968 Original) (3.5) Ranking of CAETANO VELOSO - CAETANO VELOSO songs No. Title Length Ranking 1. "Tropicália" 3:40 08.0/10 2. "Clarice" 5:31 07.0/10 3. "No Dia em que Eu Vim-Me Embora" 2:26 09.0/10 4. "Alegria, Alegria" 2:43 08.0/10 5. "Onde Andarás?" 1:55 07.0/10 6. "Anunciação" 2:01 07.0/10 7. "Superbacana" 1:28 09.0/10 8. "Paisagem Útil" 2:35 05.0/10 9. "Clara (feat. Gal Costa)" 2:43 05.0/10 10. "Soy loco por ti, América" 3:40 10.0/10 11. "Ave-Maria" 2:06 09.0/10 12. "Eles" 4:40 07.0/10 Brazil 1968 Original Release 91.0/120 = 7.58 / 2 = 3.79

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

I guess I'm glad I listened to this one but it really didn't do anything for me.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

It's fun as fuck. Can't understand a fucking thing though. It's cool though.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

Audição precisa. Reconheci alguns sucessos.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

Breath of fresh air. I should really listen to Brazilian music more.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

For me this is quite fun mood music which is probably doing it a big injustice but it’s Jody not my type of thing. Pleasant enough and exotic sounding. But I can’t get excited about it.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

No clever quips about this album, the album is straightforward and dare it be said 'beautiful'. The energy associated with Brazil and the scene that is the Carnevale is rather subdued brought into a more a personal light, and that is a good thing here. Vocals are smooth and seemingly disciplined, as well as the jazzy arrangements that still invoke the spirit of the Copacabana-craze just without the noise.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
3

Very upbeat, sonically a bit different from what I would typically enjoy. The listen-through went by without too much thought, but it wasn't bad.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
3

Tym razem wylosowalo cos z egzotyki, bo debiutancki material pana Caetano Veloso z 68, ktorego gatunkowo wiki okresla jako tropicália, czyli blend tego do w ameryce poludniowej orginalnie sie gralo i proba stworzenia z tego czegos rokowego, bo najblizej do klasycznych gatunkow, to plyta stoi obok psychodelicznego rockowania, bo co jak co nawet nie rozumiejac liryki tworzy ona cos psychodelicznego glownie za sprawa subtelnych wokali pana Caetano, ktory wedlug tego co mowi wiki musi byc gruba ryba brazny muzycznej w brazylii, sadzac po ilosci wydanych albumow i odslychow spotifajowych nadal jest on popularny, wiec jego muzyka musiala sie dobrze zestarzec, skoro tez sie pojawila na liscie, ale jak to bywa z obskurnymi egzotycznymi pickami materialow zrodlowych ktorymi moznaby sie posilic jak na lekarstwo, wiec trzeba zdac sie na swoje uszaki co jest grane instrumentalnie poza klasycznymi rokowymi instrumentalami, z ktorych najbardziej zaskoczyly organy chyba moogowe z hitowego utworu alegria, alegria, to czuc jeszcze muzyke ameryki poludnioiwej wiec duzo trabienia, smyczkowych akcentow i pewnie x instrumentow o wiele bardziej orginalnych, ktore ciezko wymienic nawet po angielsku, co do samego albumu, to czuc w nim debiutancki epek, bo zaledwie 34 minuty materialu na 12 utworach, wiec jest miejsce na zaprezentowanie roznych stron tropicaliany, ktora jak dla mnie bedzie charakteryzowala zmiana tempa pomiedzy kolejnymi piosenkami, ktore potrafia przechodzic pomiedzy tymi taktami klasycznych gatunkow tanczonych na salonach, bo tak brzmia niektore instrumentale, jak soundtraki gangsterskich filmow, czego przykladem jest chocby onde andras, wiec nawet pomimo tego ze liryczna czesc plyty pozostanie dla mnie zagadka, to sluchalo sie tego przyjemnie i naprawde swiezo, bo takiego polaczenia wokalno instrumentalnego jeszcze na liscie nie bylo, wiec jestem nawet w stanie wybaczyc techniczne niedoskonalosci nagrania, bo czuc budzetowosc nagrania, nawet jesli bylo pewnie remasterowanie x razy skoro pan Veloso taka kariere zrobil rozpoczynajac tym krazkiem, na plejke dodam openingowy utwor tropicália

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

Nice, but a little repetitive after the 3rd aong

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Given the write up on allmusic.com which promised a progressive marriage between Brazilian pop music and the psychedelic sounds that were taking north america and great britain by storm at the time. I believe I read something along the lines of a "Brazilian Sgt. Pepper's" But what I mostly got was a pretty standard Bossa Nova pop album that was a staple of the jazz scene at the time. I was expecting a psychedelic trip along the lines that Os Mutantes offers. There are some good, listeneable tunes here and the album closer; Eles does have a nice sitar intro , pulsating bass guitar and some cool psychedelic organ flourishes and interesting guitar. Overall not a bad album just not the experience I was hoping for. 3 stars

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Fri May 20 2022
3

Solid album. The music is Interesting, and the artist is talented. This was my first time listening to Caetano.

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Fri May 27 2022
3

It's fine but I don't connect with it much, I am completely ambivalent.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

Even with a cover reminiscent of Sunshine Superman era Donovan and the Wikipedia informed knowledge that this is an early example of Tropicalia, I still didn't really know what to expect. I was more than pleasantly surprised though. A conglomeration of styles from bossa nova/samba through psychedelia and onto mid-60s folk stylings, I thoroughly enjoyed this. And, at a few minutes over half an hour, it didn't outstay it's welcome.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

I liked this. I imagined myself lazing on the beach in Rio, drinking cocktails whilst this played in the background at a nearby bar.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
3

I have liked most of the Brazilian fusion but this one didn't work as well for me. I find the ballads less interesting than the more upbeat fusion other Brazilians brought to the table.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
3

Nice music, enjoyed the listen

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Mon Jul 11 2022
3

Portuguese sounds like Russian and Brazilian music is all about vibes. That's all I've got, though the stronger cuts won me over in the end. I'm pretty sure I'm missing something, as this sounds about as dynamic as modern across-the-sea copies I've heard.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

This isn't bad considering that this genre isn't really my thing. He gets an extra star for trying to look like a serial killer on the album cover. :-)

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

One of those that I enjoyed whilst it was on but realistically will never listen to again.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
3

Enjoyable Brazilian album.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

old school brazillian music

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Tue Aug 09 2022
3

interesting effort, I like the instrumentation. this is not why veloso is famous for tho, at least not here in México

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

Very psychedelic. I like the flourishes of other music, as well. It's a quick album, captures the era, just didn't really do much for me one way or the other. Favorite tracks: "Onde Andaras", "Soy Loco Por Ti America"

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Thu Aug 18 2022
3

The album cover looks almost exactly like that Donovan shit. Will it sound the same? Let's find out... And nup it's South American salsa type stuff. The upbeat songs were fun. The softer stuff left me cold but when it got going it was pretty cool. no doubt the Brazilians get really annoying to this in YouTube comments haha. 3/5.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

Worth noting that I love all sorts of Brazilian music and that Caetano Veloso is a total legend. Not my favorite album of his though

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

Brazilian, beautiful voice. Standout is "Alegria, Alegria"

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Mon Sep 05 2022
3

A really intriguing listen, kind of trippy, very much of its time. Veloso's vocals are smooth as butter, really lovely. Fave songs: Soy loco por ti, Eles, América, Alegria, Alegria, Paisagem Útil, Superbacana

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

A Brazilian album that created 'Tropicália', an artistic movement in response to military dictatorship and The Beatles. This apparently led to Cartano Veloso being exiled from Brazil. My Portuguese is sub-par, so I wouldn't have picked any of this up from the record, but did find it an enjoyable and eclectic mix of genres, and distinctly Brazilian. Rating: 3/5 Playlist track: Tropicália Date listened: 07/09/22

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Listen again

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

this looks scary i'm not listening to that upd: i couldn't find it so i guess it's ok

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

Bosa nova. Aburrido.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

I did like this. Needs another few listens for a final opinion I suppose. Didn't blow me away. 🤷

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

No es de mi estilo. Pero bueno .... 3

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Mellow and pleasant. Feels like a nice tropical vacation.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

I enjoyed this much more than I'd expected to. Some parts sounded like Indian music, some like psychedelic pop interesting mix.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
3

not really to my taste, but quite decent

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

It’s a good album, I’ll say that much

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

I enjoyed this album, at one point I felt like I was in a 60s/70s spy movie, I think I'd listen again as relaxation music

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

diet tropicola

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

It was an interesting mix of styles.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

It’s good music quite entertaining but it dragged a little at points and the language barrier makes it a little harder to enjoy but it’s good though. 3/5

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Nice background music. Think the final song was the most interesting. Like with the previous non English album, it's hard to really appreciate.... But that's my problem

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

My Brazilian colleague says this guy is the most famous musician in Brazil, mad that we don't hear of him at all (or maybe I'm not cultured enough). It was a nice change, light and breezy, but it didn't spark a desire to keep listening.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

I’d only ever heard one song before by him and that was only because Beirut covered it, so was nice to dive a bit deeper in. Felt strange listening to pure sunshine when it was lashing it down and very grey, but it was a nice listen nonetheless. (Much prefer Elza Soares in terms of Brazilian musicians. She’s a total legend. Music that sounds like it’s been written by someone 1/4 her age!) Extra credit due to him being a key part in the left wing battle against the far right Brazilian govt back in the 60s/70s. But, I then found out he was also a wrang’un.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

I almost gave this a 4 before I was violently offended by the Billie Jean cover. Otherwise I enjoyed listening but don’t need to hear it again

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Tue Sep 08 2020
2

Not my language, not my style.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
2

Tropicalia, samba, harmonisk

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Wed Feb 17 2021
2

Mye av det samme

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Fri Jul 16 2021
2

Prima latin album, maar niet heel bijzonder

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

Love the album cover, but the music not so much. It's pleasant enough, but a bit easy listening-ish. 2 stars.

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Wed May 19 2021
2

Pensando que esta lista de 1001 discos era muy anglocentrista y me sorprende con Caetano Veloso. La verdad es que aparte de "Soy loco por tí América" me ha parecido bastante aburrido aunque en 1967 seguramente fue una novedad interesante.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
2

4

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Tue Jun 08 2021
2

quite nice, completely forgettable. meh. 2

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Mon Mar 08 2021
2

2

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Sat Apr 24 2021
2

Not as great as some of the other latin stuff ice gotten.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
2

pretty bad

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Mon May 24 2021
2

Eh.

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Thu Jun 10 2021
2

Not my music at all, defintly wont be listening again in

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Mon May 31 2021
2

Brazillian bond themes. Not altogether interesting, a bit all over the shop.

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Sat May 08 2021
2

2.1

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Wed Jul 14 2021
2

Not my cup of tea. I might give it another to see if I'm missing something. As it is its 2 🌟 well see if in time that goes up

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Tue Jun 01 2021
2

Inoffensive middle of the road music if you were looking for something to put on to build the mood.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
2

Didn't listen to all of it. Fairly easy listening

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Mon Jul 26 2021
2

A cool eve sonata, pretty relaxing.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
2

No hablo engles

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Tue Aug 17 2021
2

not even exotic vibes can save this

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Thu Aug 19 2021
2

Decent background album.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
2

Psychedelic tropicalia. Not bad, just not particularly interesting. Best Tracks: Tropicalia; Clarice; Soy Loco Por Ti America

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Tue Sep 07 2021
2

This album is pleasant enough due to its “tropicalismo” musical instrumentation. However, the arrangements are disjointed at times and of course, I don’t know Portuguese. So I would rather listen to something else.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
2

Is this Brazilian lounge music? I don't really know what lounge music is, but it might be this? This list has a well-observed bias for American and UK rock music. There is occasional token representation from the rest of the world - sometimes the selections fit as an influential example of the evolution of musical styles and fusions. But why is this relatively boring Brazilian album from 1968 such a must listen in music history? The finale, "Eles," was the only song that was interesting. And then it was thankfully over.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
2

Not bad

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Sun Nov 21 2021
2

This feels like the follow up to Murph and the Musicians playing the Holiday Inn in the Blues Brothers. Just didn't hook me with anything...

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Thu Nov 25 2021
2

alla terza canzone voglio infilarmi dei bastoncini fino in fondo alle recchie

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Fri Dec 03 2021
2

I don't know man, I don't have the energy to sit down and translate lyrics. Fine musically but I can't fully appreciate this album

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Thu Dec 16 2021
2

5/10

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Fri Dec 24 2021
2

2/5 nothing special

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Mon Jan 31 2022
2

Kinda interesting, but mostly pretty forgettable.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
2

Brazil the "tropical paradise", revolutionized by the "tropicália" movement. Combining the traditional and the popular, as well as the foreign and the local, the mentioned movement changed the culture and even the politics of Brazil. One person deserves respect for igniting such movement: Caetano Veloso. Did his self-titled album captured at least the beginning of this movement? Perhaps. But I don't get it. Chill vibes, psychedelic bossa nova, decent voice... it didn't clicked with me. Maybe a couple of lessons in Portuguese and Brazilian history might help. Still, I appreciate it. I didn't enjoy it, but I respect it

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Wed Feb 23 2022
2

I'm probably being too harsh on this album, but it did nothing for me.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
2

Le lien vers Tidal ne mène pas au bon album. Ça m’a pris un moment le réaliser et je n’aimais vraiment pas mon écoute puisque je me retrouvais sur un album live. Après avoir réalisé l’erreur et trouvé le bon album, l’écoute était beaucoup plus agréable. On se retrouve avec un rock psychédélique comme il s’en faisait à cette époque, mais la touche Brézilienne amène une couleur intéressante. Pas un coup de cœur, mais content de l’avoir écouté.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
2

2/5 It's good.

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