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Tanto Tempo

Bebel Gilberto

2000

Tanto Tempo

Album Summary

Tanto Tempo (lit. "So Much Time") is an album by Brazilian bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto. Tanto Tempo was produced by Serbian producer Suba and co-produced by Béco Dranoff for the Ziriguiboom imprint of Crammed Discs. Suba died from smoke inhalation while saving the newly recorded album from a studio fire. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.Brazilian electronic artist Amon Tobin's "Nova", from the album Permutation, is the backing track of "Samba da Benção".

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Rating

3.02

Votes

4669

Genres

  • Samba
  • Jazz
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Wed Aug 18 2021
5

Stylish, cool, elegant, laid back bossa nova embraces modern production with electronic elements to create something beautifully dreamy and quietly glorious.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Like me some Spanish music

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Fri Mar 12 2021
1

Weird french music

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

Love impromptu trips to Brazil. Haven’t seen Joao on here yet

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Tue Jul 20 2021
5

Listened to this album many many times in grad school. It was a great melding of the bossa nova sound with modern production and some electronic elements. I had no problem giving it another listen and realized I had missed it.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
2

Unless it is already playing on the dance floor or in my pretend cabana in Brazil, I’d never choose to listen

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

So ein schöner tempowechsel, ich wusste nicht, dass Joao Gilberto eine so talentierte Tochter hat.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
5

Im not used to this style, but i loved it

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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

Great!

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

Very beautiful abd the instrumentation sounds so damn crisp!!!

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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

Great music, enjoyed it while on a long drive.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

Excellent

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Thu Apr 21 2022
5

Amazing bossa nova

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

Is this progressive samba? whatever it is it’s fucking glorious - 10/10

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Mon Jul 19 2021
2

I’ll again take issue with the notion that life is not worth living unless you’ve heard this album. Honestly, I could have heard it thirty times already in a dentist office and not even realized it. And that’s not necessarily an insult! As far as background lobby music goes, I thought this was really pleasant. Having a dinner party for your parents and all their friends? Now you know what to put on at a volume just loud enough to be heard but not intrude. And what a lovely name. Bebel Gilberto. I’ll be saying it in my dreams.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
5

Love me some bossa nova. Such great stuff.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

Swag af trip-hop infused lounge sounds. Brb gonna blast this from my poolside cabana v

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Thu Aug 04 2022
5

Linda voz

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Thu Aug 11 2022
5

Suba, the producer of this smooth, cool, down tempo album died while saving the newly recorded album from a studio fire!!! I mean, I love it, it's sumptuous and sexy but I wouldn't risk my life for it.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

Loved it for chill background vibes. Frenchy cafe

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

Jazzy calm really good vibes. Kinda reminds me of the wild world sound track.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

the jazzy feel was much appreciated, and i love love love this person’s vocals!

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Mon Oct 12 2020
4

Very relaxing

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

This happened to fall on a sunny summer day, sat in the garden, so suited the mood beautifully.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
4

Ähnelt Luna Llena

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

great bossanova like mom and dad did! fav track: Sem Contenção

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Sat May 15 2021
4

really smooth listen, top tier bossa nova

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Beautiful voice and sexy samba music. Very nice vibes

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Very good South American music. Enjoyed more than I thought I would.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
4

The whole album isn't available on Spotify in the UK. However, what is there is quite lovely. Mellow, understated instrumentation coupled to beautiful, breathy vocals; bar one or two odd production choices (the trip hop percussion on the opening track belies its turn of the millennium provenance) this proved to be a nice surprise.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

Bosa nova, es siempre bosa nova. Música que siempre te lleva a otros lugares. Aunque me encanta no le pongo 5 estrellas por que la veo algo artificial.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
4

was waiting for something a bit different from generic rock and this was certainly it. I enjoyed it, would not be a regular listen but good. 3.6

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

solid bossa nova jazzy vibes. I appreciate the warm sound- none of that hyperclinical dentists' office sound that many newer jazz albums have

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

Really nice blend of classic bossa nova and modern instrumentation.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

Breezy and lovely.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

This album is chill and nice

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

Brrrrrrrrrrrrazil

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Done. Good dinner party music.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

Enjoyed listening to this on a rainy day. Nice change of pace.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

Love the latin grooves and precussion. Think its fairly unique to have samba music this well produced.

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Sat May 15 2021
4

nice chill music

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Extra chill and noooice style fusion.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

'Tanto Tempo' brought me back to the random Bossa Nova phase I went through in lock-down last year. As Gilberto proves, that's not a bad thing. Super groovy, although I could imagine it being slightly boring and repetitive if jazz/bossa nova is not really your thing. I listened to it on a Saturday morning while doing the chores. Safe to say, Gilberto's smooth tone made my errands a lot more enjoyable. Some favourites included Lonely, Mais Feliz, August Day Song, and Close Your Eyes.

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Sat Aug 07 2021
4

Filha do João Gilberto, sobrinha do Chico Buarque. Familia foda, e um otimo album.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

Favoriete nummers: - August Day Song - So Nice

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Fri Sep 10 2021
4

portuguese jams are what i need in the morning I hope. V v v refreshing. also a little too much so we'll see.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Easy listening, a few very good tracks

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Mjög ljúft og notalegt

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

mellow - really liked this, was pleasantly surprised, never heard of her before

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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

Warm, unaufgeregt, tröstend, funktioniert auch leise, welch moderate Kraft. Ich fühl mich verliebt, berührt, aufgehoben. Intime 3.9

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Thu Oct 28 2021
4

14112021 13:07 3.5

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

Loved this vibe!

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Thu Nov 04 2021
4

7/10

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Cool mix of bossa nova and electronics

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

De va riktigt bra!

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

Very chill music. Radio afterwards was very jazzy

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Sun Nov 21 2021
4

A very chilled out album, great for those lazy Sundays when you just want to relax and drink coffee. Would be an album I will be listening to again

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

Un bel album bossa nova qui secoutentrs tres bien 4.5

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Great sound quality. Great music. Not really my taste for bossa nova, but very good.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Relaxt. Bossanova.

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Sun Jan 30 2022
4

Chill and wine

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

This album it a good example of why I really enjoy this list and this website. I would never listen to this album or have even heard of it otherwise. This was a really enjoyable album despite not being able to understand most of it.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

Tranquilo. Música melódica bien construido

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Nice light background bossa nova 4

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

This was some nice and gentle stuff to start my morning to. I feel like I can’t give it a fair review without understanding the lyrics, so I will give it a 4 for benefit of the doubt and for creating a nice atmosphere and vibe.

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Sun Apr 17 2022
4

Nice and calm. Like a Spanish-speaking Norah Jones in an odd kind of way. I dig it.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

Bossa Nova, liked

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Wed Apr 27 2022
4

Sounds pretty good, easy listening background kind of music

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Fri May 06 2022
4

Solid groove

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Wed May 25 2022
4

So soft and sexy

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Thu May 26 2022
4

4, suba is based

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

Mellow. I liked this a lot, especially "August Day Song"

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Listened to it eating tea by a lake in the sunshine. +1* for that.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

I'm not a huge fan of this genre of music in general, but this is a very good example of it. Smooth vocals and excellent orchestration make for an extremely relaxing experience.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

My aural palette isn't sophisticated enough to distinguish any particular Bossa Nova song from The Girl from Ipanema. That said, I always love the grove. This album could play on repeat in every elevator and supermarket for the rest of time and I'd be happy.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

It was nice listening to it while working. I liked the vibe and could see myself putting it on again as background music. Solid 4 stars.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

6/5 bueno

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

Not much better than sitting on a beach in Maui listening to soft Brazillian sounds.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Enjoyed this

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Makee, rento ja hyvän tuulen levy. Pyöri monta kertaa putkeen kuuntelussa

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Bon

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Beautiful stuff, would love to hear Groove Armada get there hands on this a la At the River.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

Really good honestly, loved the instrumental and vocal delivery

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Wed Dec 16 2020
3

Köper att den er med som representant för genren men kommer inte lyssna igen.

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Not much of the album on Spotify but liked what I heard

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Generally mellow, but some surprisingly punchy songs, too

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Surprising mix of latin and electronica. Like it.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Fun and snazzy

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

Even thought bossa nova is a form of jazz I don't think I'm a fan. It's weird, it doesn't sound bad but I wanted to stop midway through the album... I soldiered through it and it got better later but it wasn't easy.

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Wed May 05 2021
3

Groovy. Bananeira is a BOP

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Nice enough but something I'd listen to again unless I'm hosting a tapas night

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Sun Feb 14 2021
3

I couldnt find the album but the title track is a beautiful bossa nova piece. Gorgeous voice and nice guitar style.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

This walked the line between Nissa nova and 90s too much.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
3

A potent atom of relaxation- I recognized her voice from a Buddha Bar album I use to zone out when studying

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

Peaceful but completely the wrong vibe for the time - 3/5 but could be a 4 on a different day

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

I'm a middle aged man who shouldn't use the word 'vibe' but...this whole album has one.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

IDK what this is, but it's a ton of fun. I will listen to her again.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

Pleasant

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

decent background music

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Sat Apr 24 2021
3

Very relaxed, really lovely. The production dates it a bit.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

Decent, but works mostly as background music for me.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Very calming and easy to listen to. She's got a beautiful voice - can't say that I'll return to this, but for casual listening I enjoyed it very much

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Sat Jul 10 2021
3

Nice and chill album. If you like bossa nova you will enjoy the melodies and her soothing voice. The English songs broke the spell a bit though.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

I listened to Beautiful Reasons by The Cry instead

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Sun Jun 27 2021
3

Latino kann ich nicht leiden insofern wirklich spitzenprodukt und spitzenbewertung

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Sun Jun 27 2021
3

Cooles Album, aber eher was für Coco!

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Sun Jun 20 2021
3

I listened to a few songs. I get it. Didn’t finish it, but I’m voting anyway!

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

This was nice enough, but maybe a bit too mellow. I might listen again sometime, it's decent background music.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

Solid. Not my favorite but probably because I couldn’t understand the lyrics, and that is on me.

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Sun May 23 2021
3

Was okay, half album missing on Spotify tho

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Tue May 25 2021
3

This album feels like the kind of light jazz/downtempo that you heard in every coffee shop in the late ‘90s through mid 2000s. I’m not a samba expert but I feel like this is pretty good. It’s listenable and Bebel has a nice voice. I guess I’d give this 3 stars.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

This feels like it's combining some of the more traditional styles and rhythms of Brazilian music with some modern electronic instrumentation and sounds. It makes me feel like I'm in Europe for some reason.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

This album is a mellifluous murmur. You could hear this 200 years from now in a high class lounge, possibly in space. More specifically the first three tracks sound like someone took some ordinary Bossa Nova and remixed it by subtly distorting and manipulating the backing band. After that the album changes it up a little bit. Some fun songs near the end, e.g. Bananeira. Gilberto's voice is exposed and lovely and perfect throughout the album. Ultimately this album is limited by it's genre as lounge music, but it's wonderful for what it is.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

// Favs: — Score: 3.5/5

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Thu Jun 10 2021
3

Not awful

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

Really solid, I liked everything I heard, but it didn't fully pull me in. This will likely be a forgotten gem for me.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

Not a style I typically listen to but I really dig it. Chill but still makes you want to move a bit. She has a great voice.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

This will be different, at least. Samba de Bencao - nice voice. August day song - Sem Contentao Mais Feliz So nice - somehow nice to have in English! Sad :-) Samba e Amour missing: Tanto Tempo - found this somewhere else. very nice. ALguem - cant find this one Lonely - done Bananeira - done : with a bit more beat to start. Nice change. Apparently about a tree. upbeat throughout close your eyes - doesn't do it for me at all. no return - on a special edition: a cover of the kinks apparently! slightly forced into a bossa nova thing - actually, theoriginal is bossa nova too! Show's how muh i know. In the end, I liked it a bit, but its not really for me.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
3

One word Wednesday: promedio.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
3

3/5

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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

-Some kinda cool stuff happening in the background of "Samba Da Bencao" -I like the rhythm of the melody in "Sem Contencao." It sounds almost swung or something. (Maybe it is? Idk, I'm not a music expert) -"Bananeira" is quite upbeat, at least compared to the rest of the album -"Close Your Eyes" at like 0:27 sounds like a lowkey version of the background music in "Backside Wallrides and Rock 'N' Roll Inspiration: The Amazing Richie Jackson Skateboard Show Ep. 3" at like 4:00 -A lot of these just kinda sound like elevator music, or maybe lounge music with a lady singing in Spanish. Just not the most impressive thing I've listened to.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
3

su voz dulce y suave hace que la totalidad del álbum sea increíblemente relajante. buen álbum para dejar reproduciéndose de fondo

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Thu Sep 30 2021
3

Great sound and production, just not the most engaging songs for me. A little too slow to generate a thrill out of me the way traditional Irish or South African music does.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
3

Didn’t seem groundbreaking in terms of sound. Can’t really comment on the lyrics.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
3

I rätt stämning är albumet perfekt, i en normal är det ytligt. Men i det idéala tillståndet kan jag se musiken vara euforisk. Från ett kvalitativt perspektiv är musiken svårtolkad. Jag kan föreställa mig att den både är ogenomtänkt och bearbetad. Åt andra sidan borde det inte spela någon roll utan istället handla mottagarens upplevelse. Och personligen anser jag att valen albumet valde att göra framstod vara välfungerande. Renheten och simplisiteten tog vid vissa tillfällen en sväng mot uttråknad.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
3

Maso, es tranquilo

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

I did listen but don't really have any strong thoughts about it - perhaps I wasn't listening enough.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
3

Agradable

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Fri Dec 24 2021
3

I samba and bossa nova alot - this was nice. I wasn't as into it as some of my other Brazilian favorites though - Elis Regina, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Jorge Ben Jor.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

Este género musical nunca defrauda pero tampoco llega a ser espectacular. Va perfecto para un ascensor o una sala de espera. Todas las canciones de este álbum son amables sin más, con alguna excepción en la que se ven destellos de algo más interesante, como “August Day Song” o “Alguem”. No obstante, el disco es tan elegante que casi se merece un cuatro. Imagino “Sem contençao” sonando en alguna película de excesos, como El lobo de Wall Street.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

This is one I'd never heard of before. It was fine.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
3

Ok album. Would only put it on as background dinner music.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

Cute

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Mon Feb 07 2022
3

7,5

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

Mucha samba

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

Great way to start the day.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

If it has been a while since being on a vacation, this album will remind you of that. Bebel Gilberto's easy-going, laid back sort of croon very easily slows things down. The contrast of that against an energetic yet balanced band is pleasing however, as the brain suggests conflict and satisfying resolution all at once. While this style of music is not the usual choice for this reviewer, it is very easy to respect and think fondly of the experience.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

Not my usual fare but this is great - perfect for a lazy summer day (which today isn't). Gentle bossa nova grooves combined with a fittingly perfect voice.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

It's a rather pretty album, and I like the subtle electronic touches.

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

I love a good samba. This didn't really blow my skirt up, but was still fun to listen to. I just kept hearing Girl From Ipanema.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Good genes at work here. This is the girl from Iponema I was promised.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

Achieved what it sets out to do

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

A very pleasant album but it's background music. I feel like it should be playing in a nice cocktail lounge. I wouldn't go out of my way to listen to it again. The 1/2 star option would be helpful here too. I'd like to give it 2.5 but because I don't dislike it, I'll round up instead of down.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

Very listenable, but a little too subdued for me. As a debut, though, it is impressive.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

She has a nice voice and the music is chill and relaxing, but it's a bit too easy listening for me.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
3

It was alright but not what I’d usually listen to. 3*

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

Ok, nice listen but didn’t save any.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Brazilian standards rebooted

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Cool, suave background music for a cocktail bar - the girl from Ipanema in a dozen samba variation. Very nice, but why is it on this list? It's background music.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Standouts: Samba de bencao Tentó tempo (BANGER) Lonely Bananeria

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Fri Jun 10 2022
3

La había escuchadio de pasada sin prestar atención, gran error. Un gusto dedicarle un tiempo a algo tan bonito. "August Day Song", "Tanto Tempo" o "Sem Contenção". Escucharé más cosas de ella de ahora en adelante.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
3

Pleasant and enjoyable without being obtrusive. Could easily be a movie soundtrack, or a cool advert.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
3

According to wikipedia, this record was saved from a studio fire by it's producer, Suba, who subsequently died due to smoke inhalation. What a story! What a blissful sound. Bebel Gilberto's take on bossa nova is uniquely hers, incorporating atmospheric elements to create the ultimate calming record. Every song is a pleasant listen, though the most notable one is the Summer Samba cover. Perhaps the songs could be more memorable, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
3

Warm, languid, elegant, easy on the ear. At a certain point it all starts to sound alike, but I enjoyed it. Fave Songs: Samba da Bênção, Mais Feliz, Tanto Tempo, Samba e Amor, Lonely

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Sun Jul 03 2022
3

Could not find this album on Spotify. Other tracks by her are not my cup of tea.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

I really digged the first half of this album as a super chill, really relaxing and stimulating background jazz record. Then the second half of the album added annoying samba elements into the mix and that sort of ruined it for me. In particular, So Nice and Bananeira were so bad that I had to skip them. Those tracks alone are enough to bring this down from a solid 4 to a shaky 3.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

3.3 - Listening to this record reminds me of interacting with my wife’s extended family in Wisconsin. Everyone is so friendly and adept at making small talk. Should we grill out this evening? “That would be nice.” Maybe go over to the bar later and catch the game? “That would be nice.” Looks like we got another sunny day tomorrow. “That would be nice.” It’s comforting and quickly becomes sickening.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

The nice thing about slower, stripped-down samba albums like this one is they allow me to realize how much Spanish I've forgotten since high school.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

Muy relax

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

Quite pleasant. If I was in a cocktail lounge and the band was doing this, I would be happy to sit and order a few drinks and enjoy.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

Really enjoyed this album as background music while working. The story about someone dying in a fire to save the album is wild, I liked it - but not enough to run into a burning building.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

Rating: 6/10

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

3.4

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Sun Aug 14 2022
3

It's a cute album. duolingo. nothing to write home about.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
3

Love Bossa Nova. Interesting modern production. I like some of it, especially the more traditional sounding.

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

Another slightly odd choice as far as Brazilian music goes. Or at least so it seems to me, unfamiliar with the music but listening to this entirely accessible take on bossa nova. The production elevates it by the right number of inches. Diverse styles in the back meld into something recognizable, while the sequencing moves us from warm vinyl to a relatively energetic finale.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
3

very nice. 3/5

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

I see the appeal, but not super my vibe.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

4/12, 33%

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

Ik ben al niet zo'n jazz liefhebber en dan met deze andere taal erbij maakt het niet beter. De muziek en zang zelf is wel heel goed, dus toch 3 sterren. ***

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

fine easy listening

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

Bossa Nova isn't for me, but she's got a great voice. Best track: Close Your Eyes

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

This album was relaxing and very nice to listen to, but I’m not hearing much in the way of pushing the genre forward. Gilberto’s father was instrumental in blending Brazilian music and jazz together but I’m not getting much in the way of anything new from this album. I’m stilling giving it three stars because I enjoyed it.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3

Pretty and chilled bossa nova album. Really nice vocals. The producer of this record died rescuing the master tapes from a studio fire. That is commitment to a project. Rating: 3/5 Playlist track: Samba de Bencao Date listened: 22/10/22

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

Nice, but a little predictable. Some songs are romantic and smooth, in Portuguese. They are the nice ones on this album.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

pretty good flamenco-ish style music. probably would listen to it again. slows down around the title track which was abit more sultry but it picks up again after that

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

Bossa nova/lounge jazz - the kind of thing you would hear in a lounge bar on an expensive Cuban resort. Probably good weekend or evening music.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

"Tanto Tempo" is an album by Brazilian bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto, daughter of the famous Brazilian guitarist, singer and composer João Gilberto. Bebel came from a family of musicians and singers, was born in New York City and raised in Mexico and Rio de Janeiro. I think this background adds to the variety of music here, classified as bossa nova, future jazz and downtempo. I found her voice and the music somewhat similar to Sade. This album was produced by Serbian Suba who died from smoke inhalation saving the recorded album in a studio fire. The album opens up with a cover of the Vinicius de Moraes' sung "Samba da Bênção." Both Gilberto's voice and the music is sultry. An immediate thought of Sade. Sung in Portuguese. A slower bossa nova beat. Jazzy with horns. She gets a flowing groove going with "August Day Song" mixing English and Portuguese. Nice tightness between the acoustic guitar and drums. The percussion adds a different beat to "Algeum." More of a chill atmosphere. "Lonely" is eclectic and peppy. Encroaching on modern EDM territory. May be in it. "Bananeira" begins with a funky groove and horns, hey a 70's-era song. She is almost rap-singing. As the song progressed, I realized this sounded more like Stereolab. My favorite song on the album. "Close Your Eyes" ends the album in club-like fashion. A more fast-paced bossa nova beat. Horns. Definitely the most dance-able of the songs. A nice closer. I liked this album: the way it varied: from bossa nova beats to funk to edm/chill-like to clubby. If you're a fan of Sade's music and especially her voice, you'll also like this.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

It’s fine when it’s on, but doesn’t really leave much to remember once it’s over. Part of that could definitely be me not understanding the lyrics though. The instrumentals are really beautiful and Bebel’s voice is decent but nothing incredible about this one. 6/10

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Fri Nov 25 2022
3

What a pain in the arse it was, getting this album to play in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a nation which, thanks to Brexit, may only last 10 more years). It turns out the fucker was blocked over here, and I've had to use a sodding proxy in order to listen to it on Youtube. I know it's not the most arduous travail in the world, but it still felt like an especially sharp bit of grit in the Vaseline. Still, thanks for the peeps on the Reddit forum who helped me suss out what to do. Bebel Gilberto is a Brazilian bossa nova singer, born into bossa nova regality. Her father, João Gilberto, was one of the central architects of bossa nova, the man who clocked that samba didn't require intense performances when amplifiers were used, and added gentle, subtle harmonies and syncopations. You will have clocked that I am liberally quoting Wikipedia. I know nothing about samba, bossa nova, or whatever this genre is. I can only tell you what the album meant to me. And I'm pleading the fifth again. I don't speak Portuguese, so I can't comment on the lyrics. Are they the most heartrending evocations of saudade, or are they about her lack of opinion over corned beef sandwiches? Not a Scooby Doo. Musically, it sounds fine as inoffensive wallpaper, but the first five songs blended indistinguishably, and I couldn't tell you what identity this album had. With the sixth tract Alguem (an unnecessary mixture of albumen and glue), there's a drum machine involved, and it sounds like a bossa nova track with a drum machine. So Nice (Summer Samba), is a samba standard with English lyrics, and I found myself wondering if one can hear such standards with newness. Can you hear My Way without imagining the legions of bores convincing themselves that a drinking problem and a stained jacket (suit or leather) makes them rebels and iconic iconoclasts? The latter half is prima facie more interesting, in that Gilberto continues with more contemporary instrumentation. But what is this electronica in service to? That you can play bossa nova with a synthesizer? Is that a revelation worthy of whatever John wrote all that Biblical trippery? I suppose that's a mite churlish of me, but I was not astonished at any moment. Tanto Tempo sounds fine yet unremarkable, competent yet modest. An aficionado or aficionada of this music may have more to say, and may well rebuke me for missing so many of the album's facets and vistas, but I should only be honest in what I felt. It's an okay album. NoRadio, signing off.

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Sun Nov 27 2022
3

Very mellow, seductive and sexy. Like a more playful bossa nova Sade. Bebel has a sweet, soulful voice. Bananeira (live) was most upbeat. Note: Amazon wouldn't let me play the album so I made a playlist from live versions and songs found on compilations.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

Much of this is especially enjoyable downtempo samba; however, I don't really like listening to eleven tracks of especially enjoyable downtempo samba in a row.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

L'envie de deserter ce générateur insipide se fait de plus en plus forte. Je reconnais au moins ä Bebel que son album était agréable, malgré quelques baragouinages en français qui sont normalement sanctionnés.

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Wed Oct 14 2020
2

lounge-y, jazzy, bossa nova, however indistinct, commits the worst act which is that it's generally boring unfortunately

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

2000: Samba da Bencao, So Nice (Summer Samba)

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Wed Dec 16 2020
2

Ok

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Wed Dec 16 2020
2

för tråkigt för mig.

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Sun Apr 11 2021
2

ok album. Good for a change of pace.

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Thu May 06 2021
2

enjoyable but it's not my thing. i guess you have to be in the mood for some chill bossa nova

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Wed Mar 17 2021
2

Half the album missing

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

Mehh

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Wed Mar 03 2021
2

Basically just background noise.

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Wed May 19 2021
2

Not abrasive, but a bit boring. 6.7/10

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Fri Jun 04 2021
2

Pleasant to listen to, but was about to put me to sleep

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Wed Jul 07 2021
2

French coffee house music

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Sun Jul 04 2021
2

With Bebel's suave and smooth voice, intimate delivery and jazzy instrumentals, there certainly is a lot to enjoy.... be it as background music somewhere in a bar in Latin America. That does not mean its awful, it's just not something I would ever actively listen to again. 2/5.

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Fri May 21 2021
2

august day song - een ervaring

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Fri May 21 2021
2

2.5 Ik verstaan ze niet :(

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Fri May 21 2021
2

oef, dit is wel heel rustig, ik versta er ook niets van. Wel een rustige vibe. Goed album om op te zetten zijdens een avondje met de MILFKES close you eyes, is leuk, als ge uw ogen toe doet

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