- Summary: While 2013's La Costa Perdida was influenced by Northern California, this follow-up/companion album for the indie rock band is rooted in Southern California.
- Record Label: 429 Recordings
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Jun 12, 2014Yes, the stories told inside can be geographically specific, but the themes of work, joy, paranoia and peace are universal ones. Camper Van Beethoven, in their newfound maturity, addresses them all in a musical manner that reminds you that no one else sounds quite like them. Even still today.
Jun 4, 2014It doesn't take long to notice that the men of Camper Van Beethoven were having a lot more fun up north, while El Camino Real finds them playing with a technical skill that puts their early classics to shame but sounding curiously short on the joy and spontaneity that were once this band's trademark.
Jun 4, 2014Existing fans won’t be terribly disappointed since there are just enough high points spread throughout the 11 songs to keep the faith. But even they might agree this is far from the act’s best work and even a few notches below its more creatively stimulating predecessor.
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