User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 3 out of 16

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  1. MelodyS.
    May 31, 2001
    9
    Raul Malo, Rick Trevino and Ruben Ramos are the highlights of this cd.
  2. RichardD.
    May 1, 2002
    9
    Album is worth it just for the tracks featuring Raul Malo. It is an absolute delight.
  3. SunilRS.
    Jul 13, 2007
    10
    The Veloso and Baca tracks are sizzling and evoke their solo efforts. Calle 16, Compay Gato, and Teresa are great Latin numbers, and the Mexican flavot of El Pescador and Maiz is right on. Better than the debut album, which is close to unbelievable but yes they achieved it.
  4. LindaW
    Feb 19, 2003
    10
    Even if you do not understand Spanish, if you enjoy great music, this is the CD you want. Also buy the video, No Borders.
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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.