Lunatico - Gotan Project
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Lunatico is a brave and exotic experiment.
  2. More skilled than the debut, Lunatico is no sophomore slump, though hardcore house music fans may want to wait for remixes.
  3. If you’re after dark, bloody romance with a twist, look no further.
  4. Continues in [the debut's] innovative spirit, both elemental and experimental. [15 Apr 2006]
  5. A bit formulaic, but winning. [14 Apr 2006, p.86]
  6. The trip-hop stylings have been toned down to a murmur as traditional Latino structures and devices come waltzing gloriously to the fore.
  7. Dreamy and hypnotic, alternating between sparse and lush, these tunes' tempos tend to stay down, and things can get pretty stagnant, but there's a great sense of ambience and mood.
  8. Lunatico won't alienate fans by having evolved too fast, nor disappoint by excessively rehashing old themes.
  9. The dance tracks are collectively less distinctive than the slower, more calculated pieces, but still well enough constructed to stay interesting throughout for the sake of dancing or listening.
  10. Succeeds in sounding exotic. [Jun 2006, p.115]
  11. Domingo dances well between old and new musics, but elsewhere the disc can feel like a dream about tango.
  12. 80
    More organic and less electronic... but... still thrillingly left-field. [Jun 2006, p.106]
  13. 70
    It is quickly clear that Gotan Project have focused and finely tuned their mission during their hiatus. [May 2006, p.86]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    I love this so much, even if you don't understand some of the songs the sound alone speaks volumes. The experimental mix of tango andI love this so much, even if you don't understand some of the songs the sound alone speaks volumes. The experimental mix of tango and electronic music is well done and brings a whole new original sound that pretty much belongs to them. Full Review »
  2. esusdadp
    Dec 14, 2006
    10
    Stunning, and as others have said this really is even better than Gotan Project's first album, which is saying something. Every emotion Stunning, and as others have said this really is even better than Gotan Project's first album, which is saying something. Every emotion is played out in the songs, and the album matures with repeated listening until it is a pure joy. Quite how the NOW reviewer could say the music can get pretty "stagnant" is beyond belief. Trust the meta reader review ratings above all else, you won't regret it as the last piano chords of 'Paris, Texas' fade away... Full Review »
  3. KarimS
    Jul 19, 2006
    10
    AMazing CD. I found it far superior than the first one. Great listening. Go get it