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Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Jan 1, 2011
    This album stretched a little far from the punk part of Gypsy Punk, and we are curious about what we are about to see. But Immediately we realize that we love this album just as much as the past albums. As the first song on the album, "Pala Tute," is a love song to a girl, I think the album is Eugene Hutz's love ode to the place and experiences he has seen and had in his new home.
  2. Dec 23, 2011
    Great album, great band! Every time I listen to one of their songs I fall in love with this music all over again! When they tour again I hope to go see them live from what I've heard they're even better!
  3. Aug 10, 2013
    In my opinion, the least inspired album of Gogol Bordello, but yet fantastic. They're style is unique and explosive and they're melodies are so motivating and energetic that you just can't judge their creations! Why? Because their songs may be a little bit repetitive? Because is too noisy? Because their style is a little bit "sloppy"? C'mon, it's just their way of being, they express themselves as they really are! That's a fact that not many musicians can tell! Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Like all Gogol Bordello albums, Trans-Continental Hustle is instantly enjoyable, but even more lyrical and musical layers emerge on repeat listens that show you just how smart and (simple) Gogol Bordello can be.
  2. Transferring the energy and spectacle of their live shows has to be challenging, but the songs here come as close as any of their earlier work. [Spring 2010, p.63]
  3. "Last One Goes the Hope" buoys the middle third atop the bar, placeholder for acousti-punk tango "In the Meantime in Pernambuco," new greatest gauntlet. Penultimate "Break the Spell" doesn't.