Kinky - Kinky
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  • Summary: Kinky is a five-piece band from Monterrey, Mexico that combines rock, electronica, and traditional Latin music. This debut album was produced by Chris Allison (Coldplay, Beta Band).
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. 80
    With a thick strain of the DJ humor found in the music of De La Soul and Daft Punk, Kinky know no borders, slapping Mexican norteno with techno until it sounds like neither. [Apr/May 2002, p.114]
  2. Brilliantly combining Spanish dialogue and hauntingly serene vocals with conga, timbales, accordion, cheesy organ, and funky guitar, Kinky intertwines it all with coiling bass, mad samples, and sexy synthetic grooves.
  3. All in all, a really great debut for this quintet.
  4. Despite the band's electronic trappings, Kinky has a visceral, funky feel to it.
  5. Consistent and cleanly sexy stuff.
  6. 70
    Think the Chemical Brothers meet Flaco Jiminez and you'll get the idea. [Jan 2003, p.119]
  7. This is international music, not intended merely for Kinky's native Mexico. Actually, it's more intended for trendy music cultures such as those of Europe and the U.S. -- a sort of Spanish update for the early 2000s of the late-'90s electronica/rock sound associated with groups like Prodigy and Primal Scream.

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. MiguelT.
    Apr 7, 2008
    10
    Fresh style, mexico, groovy, fun, alternative, great.
  2. Jessica
    Oct 1, 2003
    10
    You gotta love this stuff!!! I saw them live and they are the best. Totally diggin' this sound from Mexico. Dale gas chicos
  3. MariaP
    Jun 28, 2005
    9
    Just saw them live and they have incredible talent that made the whole venue move!
  4. CozmoB.
    May 29, 2002
    8
    I really like this Spanish groove. The horns on "soun tha . . ." make me jump back.

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