9 Dead Alive

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  • Summary: Recorded in Mexico by Fermin Vasquez Llera, the first release of new material in five years from Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quinetro was self-produced.
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  • Record Label: ATO
  • Genre(s): Folk, Latin, Pop/Rock, Latin Rock, International, Instrumental Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Western European Traditions, Finger-Picked Guitar, Contemporary Flamenco
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 85
    9 Dead Alive has strength, beauty and often a spirit of engagement with the tenebrous. At times, dialogues areunresolved, yet despite (because of?) this, there is vital music-making from two uncompromising artists.
  2. Mojo
    Apr 28, 2014
    80
    It's astonishing how lyrical just two guitars can be. [May 2014, p.94]
  3. Q Magazine
    May 20, 2014
    80
    Almost every track on this fifth LP is thematically inspired by a historical figure, which intrudes in the spoken passages of Sunday Neurosis, but otherwise inspires some of their most exciting music to date. [Jun 2014, p.119]
  4. Under The Radar
    Jun 6, 2014
    65
    It will surely thrill hardcore fans as its live feel and heavy metal influences are reminiscent of their turbocharged debut. [Jun/Jul 2014, p.95]
  5. Aug 15, 2014
    60
    For most, this will make superb background music for meditation or musing, a tangled tapestry that’s ideal as a soundtrack for seduction.
  6. Uncut
    May 7, 2014
    60
    The Mexican duo aren't quite in the Jansch/Renbourne class, but they create memorable tunes full of clever variations of timbre, texture and tone. [May 2014, p.78]
  7. Magnet
    Jun 18, 2014
    20
    Rod and Gab's fifth album is bereft of personality. [No. 110, p.59]

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 30, 2016
    8
    Great background music with some relaxing songs but still has a few songs that will really get your foot to start tappin'. Sure it doesn'tGreat background music with some relaxing songs but still has a few songs that will really get your foot to start tappin'. Sure it doesn't have tons of amazing covers like previous albums but this album still stands up with the rest. Expand