Canto

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 4 out of 17

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  1. LatinG.
    Feb 22, 2006
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    I'd just like to point out that this gets a 90 even though its highest ranking is 90, and the majority are lower. It seems that the last four reviews count for ZERO? I know metacritic weights different reviewers based on their influence, dependability, etc. but how could this get a 90, mathematically speaking, unless the last four reviewers (which include billboard, a not unfluential I'd just like to point out that this gets a 90 even though its highest ranking is 90, and the majority are lower. It seems that the last four reviews count for ZERO? I know metacritic weights different reviewers based on their influence, dependability, etc. but how could this get a 90, mathematically speaking, unless the last four reviewers (which include billboard, a not unfluential outfit) COUNT FOR ZERO (or, at least, less than what little it would take to drag down this 90 a bit)? Someone show me what I'm missing. Why do these craptacular carribeans have one of the highest rated albums on this site? 90+90+90+83+80+80+75 divided by 7 = 84 Expand
  2. BenT
    Feb 9, 2003
    2
    The individuals do better when they stick to their own material.
  3. Dec 18, 2015
    0
    This album scored higher than the Strokes's Is This It? Seriosuly? How? Not even one score here is above 90 and yet it gets a 91. Then again, who would want to listen to this. It's complete garbage.

    Allow me to do the math: 90 + 90 + 90 + 83 + 80 + 80 + 75 = 588. Then 588 : 7 = 84.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 80
    A lush cruise through the Caribbean's romantic songwriting traditions with some additional stops in South America.
  2. Comparisons will inevitably be made between Canto and the Buena Vista Social Club disc, but the most significant similarity is that they both feature great songs and terrific musicianship.
  3. Canto is a passionate mix of originals and material drawn from the traditions of Mexico, Cuba, and Peru.