Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 26, 2010
    60
    It feels like an artist distancing himself from his direct influences. [Fall 2010, p.67]
  2. Much of the experimentation is on the surface, and there does not seem to be a great deal of further depth or sophistication. Often, it is all too bright and too relentlessly ecstatic to feel truly meaningful or substantial.
  3. 60
    Though the title hints at darker turns, the album never steps out of the glare.
  4. The high points of Pop Negro are where Diaz-Reixa is at his most celebratory and unrestrained and moments like the vocal hooks in "Ghetto Facil" and the stop-start pounding of "FM Tan Sexy" prove it. Unfortunately, the exuberance that bursts out of the clutter of his best songs is a characteristic seen too rarely here.
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  1. May 5, 2012
    9
    Excellent, underrated album that's gotten better since its release. El Guincho melds legitimate caribbean chops with avant-garde song writingExcellent, underrated album that's gotten better since its release. El Guincho melds legitimate caribbean chops with avant-garde song writing and creates a uniquely hypnotic sound. The repetition that defines his sample-heavy sound flourishes when expected to support a beat instead of lead a song. Spanish speakers will also enjoy El Guincho's uniquely absurd imagery and reasoning. Don't miss out on lead single Bombay's absolutely excellent music video as well. Full Review »