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  • Summary: Dan Bejar covers five songs by the Spanish alt-rock band Sr. Chinarro.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Dec 16, 2013
    80
    He’s brought the whole Destroyer vibe to an entirely non-Destroyer set of material, and you can feel the waves of cool detachment, of stylish artifice wafting off these tunes just the same as always.
  2. 80
    It’s simply a beautiful little record that anyone can enjoy.
  3. Bejar has a wondrous lyrical facility that it’d be a shame for him to forsake--but he’s also possessed of a beguiling, breezy touch that acts as a musical lingua franca here.
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    Whether or not you require Google's assistance in understanding said lyrics shouldn't affect your enjoyment here as a fan of Bejar's singular touch.
  5. Dec 18, 2013
    70
    Bejar's fans will clearly identify his unique musical fingerprint, and may have no clearer understanding of these songs than anything else in Destroyer's incomprehensively wonderful pop oeuvre in the King's English. [No. 105, p.54]
  6. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    Detroyer missteps are rare, and while Five Spanish Songs won’t go down as one of his most memorable albums (even the title implies this is a somewhat tossed-off diversion), it shows that he can continue to take risks and create albums that both placate and challenge his listeners.
  7. Nov 25, 2013
    60
    Not surprisingly, Luque, a verbose and enigmatic lyricist, is the perfect match for Bejar (they're also both hirsute rock & roll outliers), and the five-track collection requires little in the way of translation.

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  1. Nov 26, 2013
    8
    Dan Behar is one of those cool guys that comes up with really good and qualitative music just when you think you might have heard the last of him. Personally, I intend to follow his career wherever he takes it, and hopefully it will continue to be as rewarding as it has been in the past. I love these Spanish songs!!! Too bad this wasn't a proper full album (as they call them). Collapse