Pura Vida Conspiracy - Gogol Bordello
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  • Record Label: ATO
  • Genre(s): Latin, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, International, Gypsy, South/Eastern European Traditions, Ukranian
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 100
    Re-examining his past, he imagines a future you can hum in your mind.
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    The result is Gogol Bordello's best album in their 14-year career. [Aug 2013, p.94]
  3. Jul 29, 2013
    Humor and mirth best define this voracious multicultural outfit, no matter how many tunes are set in minor keys.
  4. Jul 23, 2013
    Drenched with joy in its own noisiness, the album is nonetheless easier listening than some of the group’s earlier work.
  5. Aug 7, 2013
    Gogol Bordello's energy and optimism can grow exhausting, and even if their product has begun to feel familiar, they still sound unlike any other band on the planet, and it's hard not to be charmed by the fervor with which they keep seeking out new borders to cross and uninitiated listeners to welcome into their always hospitable tribe.
  6. Aug 15, 2013
    Between the spirited music and Hütz's delivery, you're not likely to walk away from Pura Vida feeling uninspired. But if you want to really hear what Gogol Bordello is saying on Pura Vida, a little history with the band is going to go a long way.
  7. Jul 23, 2013
    Pure Vida overwhelms as often as it inspires.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 24, 2013
    When I first listened to this album, I really didn't like it. However, after listening to it again, I now realize that it is probably Gogol Bordello's best album yet. It tries out a very different style of music that the band hasn't used before and it really makes this album something special. It's the same ol' Gogol Bordello, with a really beautiful new coat of paint. Collapse
  2. Jul 24, 2013
    En un comienzo imaginé que Pura Vida Conspiracy se trataba de un Súper Taranta! II, pero al avanzar en las canciones fuí encontrando elementos nuevos que hacen de éste álbum una faceta diferente de Gogol Bordello. La escucha es entretenida, amena, el aire gitano nunca se pierde, pero juegan con nuevas fusiones. Es un álbum que vale la pena. Expand