• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Jan 23, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Ce is an enjoyable, finely crafted, and elegantly executed album, but at the same time very far from Caetano's best.
  2. Ce is Caetano Veloso's 40th album—and the first in many years to make the hairs on the back of one's neck stand up.
  3. It is quite elegant in its clarity and cleanliness.
  4. The brightest, weirdest spots—lags are around but ultimately forgivable—are thrilling.
  5. Veloso's voice and songs are newly elastic, inspired by the economy and daring of the trio of electric guitar, bass, and drums that accompanies his acoustic pluck.
  6. A brilliant shot of Veloso the pop composer.
  7. 80
    Joyous and limber. [Mar 2007, p.136]
  8. What transforms this set into more than antsy retro guitar rock is Veloso's supple vocals and stylistic experimentation. [26 Jan 2007, p.73]
  9. The disc spotlights Veloso blasting off with raw, beat-driven fuel in the company of a band of youngsters who animate and invigorate him. [27 Jan 2007]
  10. He’s still singing with his usual soft, focused concentration, and in the rough textures and gaping silences of the band are strong melodies that point back to his simpler records from the mid-’70s, like “Qualquer Coisa” and “Joia.” Embedded in it too are some of Mr. Veloso’s best lyrics of the last 20 years. [22 Jan 2007]
  11. The freshness of the arrangements appeals throughout.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
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  2. MarkT
    Feb 20, 2007
    Caetano Veloso always make good records. He is a Genius!