Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Though omissions are certain to be an issue for cratedigging obsessives, this collection is as flawless a primer as has ever been made available on a single disc.
  2. A perfect mix of giddy tropical rhythms and Beatles-style experimentation. [27 Jan 2006, p.85]
  3. 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.
  4. One of the most important anthologies to come along in quite a while.
  5. This release at least gives some sense of the visual brilliance, media spectacle and utter fertility of artistic energy that came together in Tropicalia.
  6. 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.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 4 out of 30
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