Super Taranta! - Gogol Bordello
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  • Summary: The second album from Side One Dummy Records for the New York band who are influenced by gypsy music.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
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  1. On Super Taranta!, the NYC-based gypsy-punk crew is as energized as ever.
  2. This is more like their "Give ‘em Enough Rope," a perfectly fine extension of that first energy burst, one that deserved to be milked a bit.
  3. Imagine the B-52's playing a wedding in Siberia and you'll have a loose idea of what's in store on these 14 tracks.
  4. Although it doesn’t attain the career-defining cumulative power of 2005's "Gypsy Punks," it's a broader, more intricate disc.
  5. Super Taranta! is easily the group’s most accomplished effort to date, and an exciting prospect of things to come.
  6. Super Taranta! is an album of such sweaty vigour, spittle-flecked passion, wide-eyed curiosity and a keen sense of the ridiculous it deserves a big fat plug on primetime telly.
  7. Music this theatrical demands a stage. On disc it plays a bit like a conversation-starting party favor: colorful and bright, but no substitute for actually being there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. Seeds13
    Jul 29, 2007
    10
    This album is flat out fantastic. I knew of "Start wearing purple" from some years ago. That's all I had heard from these guys. Until this album came along and just blew me away. I listened for the first time, then two hours later I decided I should stop and take a shower. So, I grabbed my towel but I had to play one more song to keep fresh in mind, for my activity in the stall of cascading chlorinated tapwater. It did not work out. I sat there and played the album thru twice more with a towel over my shoulders. I love it with wonderlust, and I've gotta see these guys live. Expand
  2. KostasG
    Jul 23, 2007
    10
    Ok. This is for me the album of the year so far. Give it a few listens and I'm sure that it will reward you. At last something different. And it's sure better than Gypsy Punks which was an amazing album. Expand
  3. carlosb
    Jul 21, 2007
    10
    Amazing Album!
  4. filf
    Jul 24, 2007
    10
    I have been hooked on this band since I saw them in an ex-polka hall on the East Side of Cleveland. Now they are a bigger deal playing bigger halls and they have not lost a bit of their fan-friendly showmanship nor has lead singer Hutz lost his political edge or partying glee. This album doesn't reinvent their sound and that is a good thing. Bring on more gigs! This is a show that has to be seen live to really believe in them. Expand
  5. DouglasD.
    Aug 1, 2007
    9
    Fun, energy, melody. American Wedding is the best music ever. ST! is the best Gogol Bordello's album so far.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Aug 18, 2007
    9
    This is the best Gogol Bordello album to date. While Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike had some of their best songs, this has a more raw, yet cohesive sound. Both are great albums and I recommend both. Highlights of the album include Ultimate, Wonderlust King, Forces Of Victory and American Wedding. Expand
  7. PaulC.
    Sep 26, 2007
    7
    These guys are kind of a one trick pony. "American Wedding" is a fun track, but the rest of the album pretty much blends together. Not a lot of variety here. Still a unique sound worthy of a listen. Collapse