New York City - Brazilian Girls
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  • Summary: The trio from New York City (who have only one female member, and none of them are from Brazil) releases its third album.
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  1. The album bumps from electronica to cabaret to jazz and back again; it's busy but never feels schizophrenic.
  2. The album’s surprises are glimpses of misgivings shared with the groove, like the keyboard obsessively jabbing one chord in 'Losing Myself' or the eerie track--tom-toms, fluttery organ notes, high “ahs”--behind 'I Want Out.'
  3. On New York City, Brazilian Girls have crafted a set as internationally diverse as the Big Apple itself.
  4. Brazilian Girls have no problem making their mish-mash sound downright normal, which in a way it is.
  5. As with previous efforts, the music's all over the place, grabbing from house, Afrobeat, chanson, and more, but you can always count on percussion loops, danceability, and Sciubba's sultry multilingual musings. [Fall 2008, p.79]
  6. 70
    Like the previous Brazilian Girls records, New York City is a lounge-y pileup of bossa rhythms and Old World romantic ache, girded by slithery push-button funk throb—at once refined and happily trashy.
  7. The Brazilian Girls have constantly impressed folks because of their multiplicity, but the next step is finding a way to combining these elements in a subtle fashion to work as a complete album. New York City has taken many steps in that direction, but there is still work to be done for the band to carve its niche.

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  1. Nov 6, 2010
    8
    I just got this cd a week ago, though i had listened it previously and its really, really good...ive seen them twice touring for their first two albums...and they always create a really good party vibe, but a smart one...and not in the pretentious way....i think they deserve more exposure....so come on people...one by one start enjoying the freshness of Brazilian Girls music!!!!! Expand