Haih...Or Amortecedor

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 2009

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. All in all though, it's good to hear a new Os Mutantes record that carries forward the ideals and exploratory spirit that made us all love the band in the first place, even if it won't ever supplant those classic early albums.
  2. Reunited (partially) in 2006 by the acclaim of their fans, Os Mutantes sound just as vital as they did back in 1968 on Haih...Ou Amortecedor.
  3. 80
    Here, a founding multi-instrumentalist member, a longtime bassist, and several supportive additions forgo the initial trio’s psychedelic pop for angular guitar riffs and agile Latin rhythms that evoke an adventurous, timeless sense of fun.
  4. For Tropicalia purists, the long-delayed return of Os Mutantes will feel like the start of another bizarre, and certainly never boring, miniature revolution.
  5. Haih or Amortecedor is a deliberate but merry throwback. Its new songs reclaim the early Mutantes sound.
  6. In spite of the occasional misstep, Haih Or Amortecedor is rhapsodic, an endearing tribute, and a welcome addition, to one of pop music’s strangest group of musicians.
  7. Though Haih… Or Amortecedor’s trappings are plenty modern, Sérgio is still smart and skillful enough to put a gloss on the classic Mutantes sound. The album is less a new departure than the band’s radical old departure, dusted off and given a healthy shine.
  8. Even with the hiatus, the effort is remarkable for its maverick spirit and pop unorthodoxy.
  9. Mojo
    Gloriously nonsensical and beautifully out there, this is a joyful triumph. [Oct 2009, p.107]
  10. Q Magazine
    Infectious, sun-bleached and psychedelic--the welcome return of a South American institution. [Oct 2009, p.114]
  11. You'd be right to call Haih scattershot and exhausting. But the group aims to sound like everything, and most of what it comes up with is fantastic.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. RodrigoC.
    Sep 10, 2009
    This is the best cd that I listed this year! it is very similar to mutantes in 60s.