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Clube Da Esquina

Milton Nascimento

1972

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Clube Da Esquina

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3.11

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5

Rapaiz, bom demais isso daqui, dá pra chorar três dias com esse album, meu amigo.

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4

Beautifully vibrant album. Every track manages to twist and turn through several variations within 2-3 minutes while maintaining a core sound throughout the LP - it's immediately clear the influence this has had in Melody's Echo Chamber and other dream/psychic rock projects of the like. Amazing that this was recorded in 1972 as well, each instrument is layered so well in the mix it sounds modern as can be.

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3

Never heard of Milton Nascimento nor Lô Borges nor this album. Genre: Música popular brasileira Very pleasant sounding. Nice experience. Almost bought this for $5.99 on iTunes, but they only offer the 15-track edition, excluding six songs from this double album. Am I missing something? Without a translation of the lyrics, it’s difficult to assess the artistry as a whole, but the sound is novel (at least to my ears). Some similarities to Sérgio Mendes, without the dramatic percussion of Brasil ‘66. On some tracks I felt frustrated not having a translation of the lyrics. Intricate chord structures, very nice progressions, avoiding the temptation to overdo; chiefly composed for voice and guitar. There are some tuning and pitch problems (serious on the orchestral backgrounds especially harsh-sounding on “Um Gosto da Sol”), and ‘buzzing’ on the acoustic guitar. But overall, the instrumentals are entrancing and satisfying, with great variety. Vocal quality is okay, a little too airy, weak on the Iberian ‘moorish’ fluctuations and trills, and lacking in both range and timbre. It’s satisfactory for a jazzy sound, but not stellar. Falsetto particularly weak. Recording technology not up to British or American standards of the time, but that’s to be expected. Is it me or does Portuguese lack a poetic sound? I wonder how these songs would sound in German. 😁😁 In sum, this is a good album, and I’m glad I was introduced to it. 3/5

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5

If you liked this, check out the history of rock in Latin America documentary on Netflix. I’ve got a corresponding playlist on Spotify too. If you didnt like this, also check out that documentary and then maybe you will

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5

Partly of my hope with doing the 1001 albums was to find a hidden gem that I hadn't heard of before... I think this is one of them. From my first listen, I enjoyed it, no idea of the lyrics meaning, but felt really good. Musically it's a great mix: vibrant, pleasant, upbeat, dreamy and (in places) hauntingly beautiful.

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5

A 1972 'música popular brasileira' record that furthers post-bossa nova elements through its excessive panning production and midtempo expressions. The distinct tonal characteristics of the acoustic guitar and delicate vocals flow naturally throughout the entire record, providing vibrant cultural visualization through diverse compositions. Contributing majorly to popular Brazilian music, 'Clube de Esquina' shapes up to be a compelling contribution to MPB through organic presentation and easy listening.

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5

I've been listening to this album for a few days now trying to put into words what I feel when I hear it. The whole package is a very ambitious release by the duo. I love the mix of mild psychedelia with what I assume are some traditional sounds. I've read tat Brazilian music takes more of its influence from European and African sounds than what we attribute to a Latin American sound and I think I agree. This is one of those albums that I've seen on lists of albums worth checking out for a few years now but it wasn't until last week when I finally heard it for the first time. I've fallen in love with it. Even the short tracks that seem like they could be developed more seem right after a few listens. I'm not sure if I could pick a favorite yet, although lyrically (yes I looked up tranlations) I'd say it was O Trem Azel (The Blue Train). I will be listening to this a lot more in the future. I feel like I could keep exploring this for months and still discover more to love about it.

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5

Clube da Esquina is one of the masterpieces of brazilian music. An MPB classic, with nods to psycholdelic pop, rock and some experimental moments. The vocals by Milton Nascimento and Beto Guedes are the hightlights, specially because their voices are in contrast. When this double album opens with "Tudo Que Você Podia Ser" you already know that you are in for an incredible ride and that the artists involved are in the peak of their creativity. "Dos Cruces", "Me Deixa Em Paz" and "Nada Será Como Antes" are also worth noting.

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4

Really enjoying this album after my first listen. Some impressive musicianship, and this Latin-infused psychedelic, progressive blend is so interesting

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4

Shame on me for being Brazilian and never listen to this whole album. Sure, I know some songs but listen to them completely was a very nice experience. Sometimes Milton Nascimento makes me sleepy (mainly his new songs after "Clube da Esquina"), but this album is completely the opposite, it makes me fells with a lot of energy. I don't know if this list includes more Brazilian albums or even Brazilian artists, but this one was very pleasable

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I don’t know what he is saying, but I have no reason to doubt him. Can’t say I’ve heard anything quite like this, and I like it

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4

What an absolute joy. After the first 11 songs, I found myself thinking this was a candidate for the most surprising 5 on this list. But it turns out, the issue was there were still 10 more songs to go. This is probably just nit-picking, and we should probably evaluate double albums differently anyway. It just went a little too long. A few tracks reminded me of the theme song to "Chico and The Man", which is a compliment. There's elation to be found all over this album. This was made some 15 years before Paul Simon raped and pillaged from the genre to make Graceland. And somehow this sounds fresher and more alive.

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I enjoyed the beginning of this album, and it was even a possible 4 stars for me. But then by the end of the (very long) album it felt like the artist was just making noises at me. I want to justify giving this a 2 with the analogy of an artist painting a beautiful painting and then finger painting all over it with the remaining of the paint on their pallet.

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Was okay to start with, but then really began to grate

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¿Pero esto qué es?¿Me invento unas letras y me invento unas melodías y las uno, tenga ritmo o no?Un 1 en toda regla.

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5

I didn't envision giving full marks to a foreign language album, but my appreciation for this grew as I listened. He has the voice of an angel and switches genres competently and with ease. The lyrics I looked up were meaningful. One of the songs was banned in Brazil for being too revolutionary; when you listen to it, it sounds like a happy-go-lucky flower power tune. The contrast is super interesting to me. Best track: Paisagem da Janela

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5

This had many more different looks than I was expecting

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5

Loved it. The soul of the guitar was something special.

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5

Production: 16 Songwriting: 15 Innovation: 15 Bangers: 20 Emotional response: 18 =84 This was BLOODY GORGEOUS

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5

brasilian! and quite lovely :) work on the portuguese kid :)

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5

Had never heard this before but loved it! Sent me down a Brazilian music wormhole. Trem De Doido has an amazing guitar part.

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5

Lovely

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5

Something about music sung in Portuguese that just sounds different. The instruments, vocals, harmonies, and theme are on point here.

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5

Brazilian Spinetta ┏(・o・)┛♪┗ (・o・) ┓ pero también (⌣́_⌣̀) tudo bé

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5

Not heard or thought about this album for years, listening to it again made my day

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5

A hidden classic- well worth the time to revisit

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5

floats along very nicely indeed

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5

a lovely brazilian jazz fever dream. rich, mixed instrumentation and a surprise every track. a real box of chocolates.

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5

incredibly good what the hell

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5

Brilliant but needs a lot more listening

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5

Hermoso álbum. Creo que es lo que tengo que decir, disfruté todo y es quizá raro porque combina algo que uno pensaría al pensar en Brasil, pero al mismo tiempo no suena "local" solamente, no sé bien cómo explicarlo (CANCELADO). De todas formas, muy bonito. Entre mis favs: "Paisagem da Janela", "Trem De Doido" y "Nada será como antes" 9.5/10

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5

Este es el mejor disco que ha salido en esta lista hasta el momento.

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5

that was a really fun album with some beautiful compositions overall just a really beautiful experience I’ll give it an 9/10

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5

Buenísimo.

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5

This has to be one of the best unknown albums on this list. It's a double albums that needs to be a double and is not padded out by filler. I love the genre hopping between folk, psychedelia, exotica and even baroque pop. Superb in every department more people need to hear albums like this.

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5

Was not expecting this. Smooth, ecclectic, not hanging around. A new little joy that I'll be revisiting.

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5

je songe à déménager à Rio

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5

Really fantastic, ethereal and rocking at the same times occasionally.

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5

Great use of stereo in this one. Loved the production. Lots of cool uses of different instruments. All in all great album

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5

The cover of this album is remarkable. My interest was piqued immediately. What is it about Brazilian music that is so listenable? Is it the amazing percussion? The sound of Portuguese? Those rhythmic guitars? Maybe it’s all of that and more. This album had a lot of unique twists on the Brazilian sound and seemed to experiment quite a bit with styles and sounds that gave this great variety. It went in directions I didn’t expect. This is something I think I could have only discovered here. I love it!

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5

Captivatingly beautiful. Or beautifully captivating. Either way, beautiful and captivating. It's feeding my soul today. I love it.

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5

I didn’t know what to expect from this album but I loved it!

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Nice and relaxing

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4

I enjoyed listening to this album a lot. It made me feel like everything is going To be ok. Kind of like a hug, but in Portuguese. Pairs well with peri peri chicken tenders and spicy rice

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4

This is so great. It relaxed the fuck out of me.

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4

try to run, try to hide RF: Classic/10

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4

I would listen to this again! I really enjoyed the variety and the beats.

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4

muy setentero

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4

Really enjoyed this album, good music to relax to.

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4

loved this album

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4

Playa

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4

Liked it. Couldn’t understand it, but I liked it. Probably more than the average joe.

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4

some interesting latin music. There were some slow points, and fluff, but a lot of quality 70s Brazilian jams

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4

Nice spanish music album. I thoroughtly enjoyed multiple melodies on this record.

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Не, нормальная тема. Вторая половина Um Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo - балдёж, для саундрека я бы спиздил куда-нибудь. Да и в целом почилить врубить - ваще самое то, там вон 21 трек целый. На Вики среди жанров Progressive rock указан, ну вот это же прям ваще-ваще не то, что мы вчерась слушали. Ничего мозги не ебёт, ничего не душит, тупо всё по кайфу.

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а ниче, прикольно. правда, к сожалению, не хватило времени для вдумчивого прослушивания, но дважды прогнал полностью за работой и практически постоянно выхватывал какие-то интересные моменты. вокал местами очень интересный, музыка бесхитростная, но свою функцию довольно чётко исполняет. и вообще это, конечно, больше альбом-настроение. здесь нет явно выделяющихся хитов (хотя я, например, для себя увидел мелодические параллели с некоторыми поп-песнями нашего времени), все наоборот звучит очень цельно и местами аморфно. стоит ли критически относиться к альбому, если это не просто сборник хороших песен? на мой взгляд нет - такие музыкальные полотна очень хорошо заходят под определённые ситуации и к ним возвращаешься нечасто, зато очень метко. вот за что стоит критиковать - так это за унылую песню с бабским вокалом, а также за тошнотворную пиано-балладу, подозрительно напоминающую лет ит би. ну и какого-то катарсиса в течение этого альбома я для себя не нашёл - нет ощущения живой динамики, нет мощной закрывашки. если вспоминать такие вот цельные альбомы (to be kind от swans, например), то в них зачастую есть ощущение направленности движения, которая в определённый момент достигает своего пика. но здесь концовка настала почти незаметно, поэтому, при общей благозвучности и экспериментальности альбома, больше 7 поставить не могу

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Groovy

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4

Brazillian prog rock fusion hits right

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4

Not something I imagined myself enjoying as much as I did. Very chill and relaxing listen.

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4

This album starts *so good*, and I am truly a sucker for Portuguese singing. This should have been an easy 5 stars for me! But the second half of this album drags SO HARD. It comes to a creeping, drudging close.

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4

Fantastic album, it deserves quiet attentive listening (not as simple background music). Ideal for winter (or is it summer?) afternoons at home (or on the beach). Milton's and Lo Borges seem to complement and feed off each other. Lo Borges' guitar work is great! Classical early 70's Brazil.

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4

A mix of styles, tempos and vibes, but still a cohesive piece. No idea about the lyrical content, but each song still manages to communicate a feeling, making it an engaging and enjoyable listen. 3.5/5.

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4

Spaanse muziek. Best leuk maar niet veel naar te luisteren

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4

Very peaceful

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4

Awesome! So funky and jazzy and smooth, and not something I'd normally listen to, but glad I've discovered

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4

I liked this way more than I thought I would. Great grooves and the guy can really play.

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4

Amazing

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4

A hybrid style that combined elements of sophisticated ballads, samba and jazz. And a really depressing albumcover. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Me Deixe Em Paz

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4/5 Really nice, relaxed even though I don’t understand the spoken language

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Dwa egzotyczne picki w ciagu tygodnia, jakis blad w matrixie listowym, tym razem album z hameryki lacinskiej, bo clube de esquina, to material ktory nazwe zawdziecza od brazylisjkiego kolektywu o tej samej nazwie, jako wykonawce jest podany Milton Nascimento i Lô Borges w zaleznosci od wydania, bo akurat spotifajowa wersja na bogato przypisuje kazdemu danego traka, wiec da sie sprawdzic kto jest tworca danych trakow, gorzej tylko, ze ciezko o przetlumaczone liryki owych kawalkow, jedynie niektore piosenki sa tlumaczone w inny sposob niz guglowy, wiec ciezko mi pisac na temat kontentu lirycznego, a to chyba dosc wazny element w tego typu muzyce, a co do typu, skoro nowy kontynent na liscie, to nowy gatunek rowniez sie pojawil, mianowicie tajemnicze MPB, co mozna rozwinac do música popular brasileira, a owa zagadkowa nazwa kryje pod soba to z czego hameryczka poludniowa slynie najlardziej, wiec jest to gatunek wywodzacy sie z post bossa novy laczacy w sobie sambowe, baiaowe brzmienia i pewnie x innych regionalnych klimatow z zagranicznym brzmieniem jazzu, folka czy rocka, wiec o ile podstawa wiekszosci trakow bedzie brzmienie perkusyjne, to jednak gitarki juz w zaleznosci od traka zamiennie akustykowo elektryczne, jak to w jazzie pojawiaja sie takze sekcje hornowe czy smyczki, wiolonczele, no i pewnie x innych ktorych ciezko sie doszukac, bo jednak material jest potezny, bo 21 kawalkow i godzina z dwiema minutami muzyki, wiec podwojna plyta jak sie patrzy, a wcale nie wydaje sie przeciagana w zadna strone, moze to przez to ze lirycznie jedynie z 5 trakow przeczytalem, a reszta zostaje dla mnie tajemnica, tak samo jesli chodzi o wokal nie jestem w stanie stwierdzic ilu wokalistow przewija sie przez album, bo jednak jesli nie zna sie jezyka ciezko wylapuje sie roznice danych glosow, ale z pewnoscia conajmniej dwa wokale glowne i dodatkowe chorkowe zenskie glosy, tak czy inaczej nie da sie plycie odmowic autentycznosci brzmienia, bo jest to zupelnie cos nowego na liscie, jak i w mojej biblioteczce, ta szczerosc grania rekompensuje nawet niedociagniecia ktore mozna wylapac od strony miksingowej, dziwne jednokanalowe fragmenty, przejscia miedzy trakami, ktore w niektorych wypadakch potrafia trwac i z 10 sekund, co moze pozwala oddzielic jeden kawalek od drugiego, bijace troche przestry elektrykow w niektorych miejscach, no ale jest to plyta kolektywu prosto z brazylii lat 70, bo orginalne wydanie wypuszczono w 72, na plejke nie bede wrzucal pojedynczych kawalkow, bo nie mam plejki na portugalski kontent, ale cala plyta leci na spotifajowa poleczke

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4

An impressive spread of genres ranging from blues to psychedelic to folk, without ever really feeling unfocused. Loses me a little during the middle, but gains my attention back by the end. Favorite tracks: "Trem De Doido", "Lilia", "Un Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo"

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4

Enjoyable

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4

Really nice album.

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4

Great record. 90% sure Jim James was listening to this one at some point

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4

Enjoyed it, interesting shift in styles throughout. Some abrupt song endings which seemed unintentional

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4

Nice easy listening

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4

Nuvem Cigana got that lovely flute lmao reminds me of fake names on badana. Tonal shift between 6 and 7 I knew when we were on a new section. Wish I understood portuguese, but alas. Overall was a nice album with tons of influences it it from bossa nova/ samba music to some interesting rock guitars

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4

Different language, so there isn't any context for me, unfortunately. Very Nando's, Portuguese vibes.

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4

Very cinematic strings. The songs have the feel of 60s/70s American folk songs while having the unique melodies of bossa nova and other Brazilian genres. The Beatles influence, specifically Paul McCartney, can be heard throughout the album. One of the only things that takes away from it is that I can’t understand the lyrics. The instruments are really interesting.

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4

Different to the other brazillian albums i heard before.

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4

Very beautiful music, both instrumentals and vocals. It's quite a long album with a lot of tracks, yet all the tracks differ and you don't get bored. Very impressed with this. Not something I would ever listen to if it wasn't for this site, so im very thankful.

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4

Mint album, can't tell a word they're saying but still manages to tap into a universal spirit. Cluba de esquina no. 2 is a track of pure human yearning and trem de doido sounds like crazy horse. Mmm

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4

I wasn’t expecting that. I really liked it. Guess I have a thing for Brazilian music.

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4

Unique pop music from Brasil! It's lush with instrumentation, rhythmically groovy, sensationally beautiful vocals. Even during the slower parts, the warm acoustic strumming accompanies Portuguese lyrics that float around the air. Occasionally taking elements of psychedelic music, we hear phased guitars add another layer to the already vast landscape of music being produced here. Excellence.

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4

Starts super strong on the first track! This whole thing sounds fantastic on headphones too. However, over the course of its long, double-album duration, I end up liking about 1/2 of the tracks. I am partial towards the more upbeat and percussion heavy numbers from the first half of the album. Love the arrangements and creative structures. Would be 5 stars if they would've pared it down to a single album.

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4

Really enjoyed this, lots of excellent grooves.

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4

Note to self: listen to more Brazilian music! I had not heard this before and I was pleasantly surprised. A relaxing and soothing listen, though a little long, had me longing to listen to other Brazilian artists as well.

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Trop bien, mais les fadeouts de fin de morceaux ont failli me faire devienne fou, j'étais pas loin de mettre 3. Après je me suis dit, -2 ⭐ pour ça c'est violent quand même.

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4

Very cool album. Latin jazzy-y, but also feels like a Brazilian Nick Drake at times, even veering into sounds that reminded me of mainstream rock pop groups like the Beach Boys. Never heard of this artist but really dig the style. This was great music to play while building Ikea furniture. Favorite tracks: Tudo o Que Voce, O Trem Azul, Dos Cruces, San Vicente. Album art: Two boys sitting on the ground, one happy one very upset. Not sure what to make of it but it's pretty good. 4/5

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4

Qué agradable sujeto… Me gustó mucho el disco y mi pequeño 'pero' es que al final, siendo disco doble, es demasiado. Sin embargo, me encantó escuchar música brasileña que no sea simplemente samba para carnaval. Tudo O Que Você Podia Ser y O Trem Azul, rolas que incluso agrego a mi biblioteca.

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4

great album. one of my favorite world artists

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4

Enjoyable instrumentation and songwriting. The second half is particularly enjoyable.

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4

This was an album that was easy to listen to. I enjoyed the groove.

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4

I really enjoyed this collection from artists who got together and decided to try a lot of styles to see what Brazilian popular music in the 70s could be. The length allows for a lot of this freedom, and whenever there was something that wasn't my favorite, there was something immediately following that was my favorite.

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4

Wild Brazilian album. Many different influences come together to make a very unique experience of a Latin infused psychedelic folk rock sound.

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4

This Brazilian jazz/folk album became the soundtrack for my driving around the remote Western Irish countryside. It was a perfect match. I'm not usually a fan of this genre - I thought - but this was an eye (ear) opener - occasionally reminiscent of an early Chuck Mangione live album ("Friends and Love"). And not being much of a vocal fan in general the old time low-mix of vocals here is appropriate to appreciate the music; filled with unpredictable chord progressions, tempo changs and dynamic arrangements. Some of the guitar work fits alongside the early 70s progressive movement. Favourites are tracks 1 ("Tudo O Que Você Podia Ser") and 3 ("O Trem Azul") Not as big a fan of track 7 "Dos Cruces" - very Spanish feel which isn't my bag. As it turns out I'd only listened to about 2/3 of the album..? (Apple Music has a shorter version for some reason) but wow. It's long. In the end I'm glad I heard this, a bit mind-expanding and I will definitely listen again (next time with bonus tracks apparently ha). I steer heavily towards the more complex musical numbers and not so much to the overtly vocal/guitar ones, but it's a good ratio. This is excellent music, bottom line, and can be enjoyed as background or digested in headphones. 7/10 4 stars

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4

Really enjoyed this mixture of different styles, all with Latin roots. Great light and shade. Would listen again.

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4

This is stuff I would never listen to normally. Its different, slightly proggy and refreshing. The production is wonderfully naturalistic. A double album is perhaps too much. I will return to it.

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Patchy but in place great. Nice to encounter something new from the list

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3

This isn’t music it’s art

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3

Ja ok. Brasiliansk popmusik med undertoner af Beatles.

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3

Had no idea what to expect from a MPB album, even though I've heard Milton Nascimento's name before. This was actually a really enjoyable listen. Loved the more upbeat tracks and samba rhythm. San Vicente probably my favourite track just for how interesting it is. Maybe it's just because it reminds me of some of the music in Narcos, but I had an odd thought that some of these would make cool background tracks to a Far Cry montage. Go figure.

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3

This album was good, but it didn't really stand out in any way to me. I think it would have benefited from being shorter 3/5

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Not bad, didn't know the language it was in so had to look that up on wikipedia

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Not bad. Might give it another listen.

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Fav Song: Tudo O Que Voce Podia Ser

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Songs kind of run together since I don't speak Portuguese, but it still is an interesting album.

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3

A classic in Brazilian music. More need to be explored.

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3

Si aguantó. Simplemente ameno.

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Si me gustó

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3

I've been really interested in Brazilian music as of late. This album starts off really well, but then it gets a bit "baroque". Don't know if I'll get back to it anytime soon.

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3

Got that earlier 70s sense of groove. Tudo O Que has my interest. Cravo E Canela is a good tune. Um Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo has this wacky break section in the middle of the song and comes back with authority. Side 3 sort of breezed by me. Side 4 has some really weird parts. I would say side 1 and maybe side 2 deserve a relisten.

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3

A nice listen. Not sure I'll listen again but a pleasant change to listen to something I'd never even heard of.

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"Você pega o trem azul, o Sol na cabeça O Sol pega o trem azul, você na cabeça O Sol na cabeça" (O trem azul) "Se eu cantar não chore não É só poesia" (Um girassol da cor do seu cabelo) "Porque se chamava moço Também se chamava estrada" (Clube da esquina n.2) Siempre contenta cuando me toca escuchar algo que no está en inglés.

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Some nice tunes and great guitar work, wouldn't re-listen really

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Quite refreshing!

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its ok

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Gutes Album aber so richtig weit vorbei an, dem was ich so höre!

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Grateful for more world music, one of the things I wanted out of doing this project. Bit too contemporary for me, couple of nice bits in there. 3.5

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Will listen soon

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Rich Spanish guitars, and a passionate voice. I wish I knew what the lyrics were. I enjoyed, but probably won't listen again.

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-"Cravo E Canela" was catchy -"Pelo Amor De Deus" sounds cool -Some cool guitar or synth on "Trem De Doido" -Overall very nice songs, just not really in my style

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Liked it even though I don’t speak much Spanish.

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A nice album that made me wish I could understand the lyrics to fully appreciate it.

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2,8 Aangezien ik er niets van versta is het vooral het gevoel dat je krijgt bij de nummers. Omdat je de tekst ook niet begrijpt ga je sneller af op de muziek, en kreeg ik er ook sneller een emotie bij. Andere sounds dan ik gewoon ben dus wel een leuk om te horen. Omdat ik er ook niet van verstond was het album wel wat lang voor me.

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There were some very good tracks in this album, smothered by the other 15. [Language barrier]

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3

First song a banger, latin summer vibes

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As a double album..... it's a committed listen but I enjoyed the Brazilian tinge to what was a pretty relaxing 90 minutes or so

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Esta interesante, algo tranquilo. Le doy 3 estrellas y mucho porque es el segundo disco latino que me toca en el listado

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3

Although I couldn't understand the lyrics. There were some catchy riffs in there.

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Nice brazilian music, beginning was much better imo

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Nice change of pace..I liked the variety of each song

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Awesome instrumentation, and abrupt mood shifts within one tune - something I haven't heard before in this kind of music. The guitar playing is great, with tasty chord voicings and sparing use of dissonance.

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Pleasant to listen to, dig the music. Vocals in Portuguese didn't bother me, after all, Rammstein is a favorite band of mine also and I don't understand German. Probably only a 3 just because I don't see me ever listening to this again.

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Not sure this is 1 of 1001 albums i needed to hear - still good though and better than several of the other albums i've had to run through here

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Not really my thing, but I enjoyed this a lot.

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I can dig this kind of music in moderation, but over an hour is a tough prospect, especially when there's a language barrier. Still, pleasant to listen to.

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The change in audio quality/tone when Cais changed over to largely piano REALLY threw me off for a second

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Never heard of this but interesting. The pop songs in particular.

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It was average. 3/5 stars.

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Correct. à réécouter, j'étais peut-être pas dans le mood. Probablement une bonne trame sonore pour une soirée tranquille.

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I was not expecting to like this much, but it was really good. As Márcio Borges so clearly stated, "Naturally, the critics were terrible. They didn't understand a bit of the inter-racial, international, interplanetary ecumenism proposed by the atemporal dissonances from Bituca." My thoughts exactly. 3 stars.

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5/10

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A lovely album with limited appeal. Moments of real beauty but I can't imagine a setting where I'd ever listen again.

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Hard to fully appreciate without understanding the language, but clearly full of emotion and an enjoyable listen.

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Jazzy Brazilian vibes all around, a really interesting album

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Pretty fun and interesting to hear another language style of music.

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Not really memorable at all, possibly because I didn't understand the lyrics but there were some nice guitar parts

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Not hugely into samba type stuff, but this had some magic moments… as ever with these things; I can’t particularly get on board with double albums. Self edit for gods sake!

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Not as fun as I was expecting

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Found this a good vibe

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3

Distintos aires brasileños y un poco de popurrí. Ni fu ni fa.

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Upbeat

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Good beats 3.5/5

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ecumenical, atemporal, dissonant! what more is there to say

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12/16/2021 Today's Album: "Clube Da Esquina" by Milton Nascimento - This album is really difficult to review as well. It is really excellently performed and written. I love all of the melodies and beats on all of these songs and they are all very charming, but being in some latin language, it get's pretty difficult to follow. I think I that is all I really have to say about this one. Score: 5/10 Great but I can no speak the language Highlights: all I guess?

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Cool tunes, wish I spoke Portuguese or whatever that was.

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Eh...it was fine. Not sure why I had to hear this before I die. Probably would help if I knew what they were saying, so I suppose I have an appreciation for how the 1001 albums thing can be challenging for non-English speakers. The music was good but nothing unique or special to me. Giving it a 3 because there was nothing wrong with it, but no more because I'm fine with never listening to it again.

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I enjoyed it but not sure if I'd ever really go back to it. I worry there's a bias creeping in because it's in Portuguese and I can't connect with the lyrics. It's clearly not a 5 and worth at least a 3. First track was great. Not sure any others struck the same nerve even though it was a good listen. With more patience maybe this would be a 4.

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I liked this album, but it did feel kind of same-y after a while. I considered the lyrics in a different language as another instrument, which was pretty good. It just didn't move me as much as I was expecting to, as I had heard some of Milton N's work before. Mostly just the acoustic guitar work. *shrug*

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Prima latin album, best wel lekker

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Easy Listening :)

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This one was pretty catchy. Plenty of musical highs, and lows only equaled in scuba diving.

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It sounds pretty neat and there is a lot of interesting culture behind the album on Wikipedia, but for my own listening pleasure it's not my thing.

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Quiet a nice album, a fairly relaxing listen. "Paisagem da Jenela" and "Saídas e Bandeiras nº 2" the two best songs on the album in my opinion.

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We're in France, we speak french.

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Ok that's two Brazilian albums in a row, wasn't expecting that. This is really nice and inoffensive, doesn't make my hangover angry on a Sunday morning so that's nice. Bit long though. 3/5.

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Haunting, beautiful but very long and at times impenetrable - the language barrier doesn’t help - I’m sure there are pleasures to discover in the words but unfortunately cannot appreciate them.

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i wish i knew portuguese

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Eclectic, baroque, folky

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A fun morning listen, but doesn't hold a candle to some of the other cuban-esque music we have gotten on this list. Enjoyable, but forgettable.

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Too long and loses focus because of it

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Disco muy versátil en géneros, a ratos muy setentero, funk, progresivo y a ratos tranquilo, de balada y pocos instrumentos.

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This one started with a bang! I honestly thought I was going to love it but found that it dragged a bit across the middle/end. 3/5

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Had some interesting moments but overall I found myself getting bored. Not as poppy as Sergio Mendes for example.

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Very long, although some nice ideas and melodies.

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Surprisingly modern sounding world music album that is a bit too long

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Eh…OK I suppose.

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It was fine, I guess? I'm not equipped with the musical or cultural knowledge to properly judge this.

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Its all very pleasant but not really my thing

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To my shame I have never come across Milton N. before. Infectious in parts, haunting in others.

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Bij tijd en wijle had ik er genoeg van, maar omdat ik vind dat er te weinig wereldmuziek/diversiteit in deze lijst zit toch drie sterren.

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Op een of andere vreemde manier kon ik dit best goed hebben.

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its not meh but i wouldnt listen to it again its okay i guess

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Melkeen pääsin loppuun asti. Olisin helposti voinut kuolla ilman kuulematta tätä levyä ollenkaan

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I gave it a go but it’s not my thing. A pleasant singing voice but I couldn’t get into it. 2stars

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good sound but hard to get into personally without knowing the language

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Enjoyed some of the melodies.

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It was fine. Won’t listen again.

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I can appreciate this but I can't say it was an enjoyable listen to me.

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not my thing

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Er jo artig med populærmusikk fra brasil, men dette ble litt langtekkelig for min del

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Meh.

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Zweitbestes Latino Album. (Bin nicht mal sicher, ob die Zuordnung stimmt) reicht für zwei sterne

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Dont care for this....it's not really jazzy either

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I didn't enjoy this album very much, but I read about it and I understand its importance in the history of Brazilian music, so nice to see it get some attention. For my own musical preferences, not my thing.

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Dakle šteta mi je što se ovaj album evo baš sada potrefio kada je mutavo, hladnjikavo/mrazovno vrijeme. Album kod kojeg sam vidio dosta praisea, i bome visokih ocijena. Krenuvši sa albumom, odmah sam skužio da to nije za ovo vrijeme, da je ovo ipak nekako tro(pički), sunčani, ljetni album. Zato sam preslušao sve jednom, nisam htio uništavati taj feeling, pa ću svakako album poslušati kada vrijeme bude ljetnije/toplije, jer vjerujem da će tada album pasati kao budali šamar jer ima predispozicije. Nema mi ni veze što je na španjolskom/portugalskom. Pa tako da ovaj rejting ništa zasad ne znači dok ne dođe vrijeme za pravo slušanje ovog albuma. Lijep pozdrav. ?/5

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Not really my thing BUT this track is excellent https://open.spotify.com/track/2eDUcjS6SSDJd6Rcx4TFkd?si=plPDOFp1RwO4UYZEP9zapw

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I want to draag espadrilles en dans met moeders op deze jams

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Leuk voor op de achtergrond

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Tudo Que Você Podia Ser

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Ok, but it didn't jump out at me

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Nice background music for a restaurant, maybe. Don't remember anything about this - instantly forgotten.

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hard pass

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I didn't like it. Could not get into at all.

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First Listen. I wish I understood Portuguese because I think the lyrics have to be as amazing as the melodies. This album has such an amazing, calming presence. This is one of those albums I would have never listened to in my life. So I am grateful that it is on this list so I did get the chance to hear it. I can't wait to listen to more of it in the future. My rating may seem low for now, but I know this album will only go up as I listen to it more. 2.5/5

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Couldn't get into this one. Just didn't really dig it. Terribly sorry.

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Bored so bored.

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Nieprzyzwoicie mdły folk

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Meh, not my style

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Lamb chops

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Liked the first song a lot. Was an ok album

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Loved the first song. Rest was alright

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Not bad, relaxing, but couldn't listen to the whole thing

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Not blown away by this

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Instruments good…. Vocals ick

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Well I wasn't expecting this. Reading Wiki and looking at reviews I'm piecing this together I think. Airy and easy listening, floaty and mellow I don't really need to know the words as I'm sure they match the music. I don't dislike it but there are other Brazilian artists in the 60's that have real integrity and punch. I'm thinking the Beatles are an influence? Maybe the French pop artists from the 60's too? Musically quite accomplished- but as others have noted the production isn't great (it's a bit tinny and flat).

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Best Song: Cravo E Canela. Dance-y and uplifting. Worst Song: Me Deixa Em Paz. Without knowing the content of the lyrics, this feels like a religious proclamation that I needn't be a part of. Overall: A bit of a fever dream, although sadly one that went on long enough for me to want some medicine.

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i didn’t gain anything from this album, i can totally see why people would enjoy it and i think it’s very fun and i can definitely see how it would be influential however i just didn’t find it totally appealing? but it was interesting.

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I'm apparently not feeling the love today. My reviews here are not about the artists or the amount of work and effort put into this. It's just a mood of wanting to listen to something... This album would be great if I was sipping on a drink in the sun on the beach, I think.

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It is a fine album. Songs not in English are difficult for me to enjoy, but some songs did have a groovy beat.

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Don't mind a bit of Latin but didn't find any of these songs grabbed me.

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not for me

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Lekker gezellig op een zaterdagochtend. Of op een feestje. Eenmalig.

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An exquisite album... that's not for me. But I bet it's for you, so check it out.

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Mitäs erikoista tässä nyt sit oli?

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1.5

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Terminé un poco enojado de escuchar este disco la verdad.

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boring

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I felt like i was in Viva Brazil

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english only pls

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I'd never heard of Milton Nascimento, on first listen it felt to me like this was on the list purely to up the quota of Latin albums. I've since done some Googling and he does seem to be very highly regarded, Rolling Stone voted this album the 7th best Brazilian album of all time but it's not for me. It's really bland. It's got none of the exciting party elements I would generally associate with Latin music. Instead it is infused with the dullest elements of jazz and prog. And if there's one thing this list has taught me, it's that jazz and prog are not my bag baby.

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This was a waste of my time and money. FEEL MY WRATH, MILTON -YOU CUNT.

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forgettable.

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La première écoute ne s'est pas faite dans un bon environnement, je n'ai pas aimé. J'ai décidé de donné une 2e chance dans un environnement plus calme. C'est mieux, mais ce n'est pas égale et beaucoup trop long, quoi que ça va avec l'époque je crois. Il y a quelques moments musicaux intéressant sur l'album comme la fin de Um Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo avec l'orchestration.

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not my cup of tea.

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??? This doesn’t belong on the list. It is like music someone brought home from a summer holiday with fond memories, but it makes no sense to anyone else.

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Nope, zoete liftmuziek

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didn't understand a word of it

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In a language I don't know and genre I don't usually gravitate towards - good to get something interesting for day 2. Digging it though, it's calming so far.

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