Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution In Sound Image
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  • Summary: This 19-song compiliation from the esteemed Soul Jazz label includes tracks by Os Mutantes, Tom Ze and Caetano Veloso.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. One of the most important anthologies to come along in quite a while.
  2. Not every classic song from the era is here, but yes, if you do choose to own only one Tropicália disc, then this should be the one.
  3. A perfect mix of giddy tropical rhythms and Beatles-style experimentation. [27 Jan 2006, p.85]
  4. And whereas the dark era that began with a military coup in 1964 is now relegated to Brazil's history, the music it inspired sounds fresher and more provocative than ever.
  5. Granted, those who have the David Byrne-endorsed Everything Is Possible sampler of Os Mutantes' hottest cuts will find less value here, but Tropicalia serves as a decently comprehensive introduction to an essential period in music history.
  6. 80
    As primers go, it's close to definitive. [Mar 2006, p.112]
  7. 80
    Vibrant, vividly colourful and high spirited. [Jan 2006, p.146]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. JMan
    Feb 27, 2006
    10
    A great introduction to Tropicalia and not one wasted minute of music!
  2. ST
    Dec 24, 2006
    10
    I love it.
  3. jackd
    Mar 27, 2006
    10
    Surprised this is not higher in the user score. HIghly recommended.
  4. jr
    Jun 9, 2006
    10
    incredible. an archway to a beautiful cultural movement. do yourself a favour and seek this out. some of these songs will go down as my favourites of all time. Expand
  5. JustinN
    Aug 26, 2006
    10
    All compilations should be this informative and entertaining!
  6. DavidM
    May 3, 2006
    9
    Oodles of Fun if you like the C-tier 60s garage sound of bands like the Seeds,Barbarians, and the Standells giving a Latin twist. No masterpieces, but a buttload of little charmers. Expand
  7. RNelson
    Mar 24, 2006
    0
    Worst Album I've ever heard!!!!!!

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