• Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2003
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The mightiest alterlatino album in many years. The sound is more rock-oriented and vibrant, and the band has actually learned to write songs.
  2. 90
    Something new has been born here; its parents are every form of dance and many forms of rock, and it rolls.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Gives Kinky's vacuum-tight sound some breathing room. [5 Dec 2003, p.98]
  4. Spin
    83
    Sure to rule clubs and fashion runways from Milan to Monterrey. [Jan 2004, p.100]
  5. Blender
    80
    The most original spin on indie-pop in years. [Dec 2003, p.140]
  6. With Atlas, Latin rock quintet Kinky move closer to actual rock than the electronic pop of their 2001 debut allowed.
  7. Electronic music that genuinely rocks.
  8. Alternative Press
    70
    Atlas may lack the overall inventiveness of Kinky's self-titled debut, but the album still finds the Mexican electro-funk rockers in fine form. [Feb 2004, p.88]
  9. Urb
    70
    As sophomore albums go, Atlas is far from sophomoric. [Feb 2004, p.79]
  10. Kinky, however, gets tangled up when they attempt to rock out in English, and the odd rhymes and dated '80s vibe taint their musical revolution.
  11. Kinky's stylish, easygoing concoctions offer a pleasant diversion, but they are too lightweight to match the creative ambition of the better Latin bands out there.
  12. Uncut
    60
    It's a less daring enterprise overall. [May 2004, p.106]
  13. They can surely do far, far better.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Camila
    May 23, 2005
    9
    Awesome lyrics. Blend of Latin and english sound. It makes them unique. Great beat and vibe that makes the crowd go crazy!!!!!!! Each time Awesome lyrics. Blend of Latin and english sound. It makes them unique. Great beat and vibe that makes the crowd go crazy!!!!!!! Each time they are getting better and making a statement with their own identity. Full Review »
  2. CrystalA
    Jul 14, 2004
    9
    Excellent cd; I'm very glad I pursued this band three months after first hearing them. Kinky has some serious flavor, yo.
  3. kincaido
    Jan 3, 2004
    8
    This time kinky sounds more like a band and has polished his identity. However this album fails to integrate kinky's essence of grooving This time kinky sounds more like a band and has polished his identity. However this album fails to integrate kinky's essence of grooving with English lyrics. Full Review »