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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the singer-songwriter from Argentina features a guest appearance from Deerhoof's John Dieterich.
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Cosoco
mi mama sabe bien un arte (???) era el encanto que nos ataba encandilaba emancebada cosoco. cosoco. cosoco. cosoco. cosoco, ah. cosoco, ah. luego... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
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  1. May 9, 2017
    100
    Halo cements itself into yr ears. This is logic in motion, and it’s dead beautiful to watch every piece of these puzzles fall into place.
  2. Mojo
    May 5, 2017
    80
    Halo digs deep into the unknown and bring back unexpected brilliance. [Jun 2017, p.93]
  3. Uncut
    May 5, 2017
    80
    Haunting, bassy and electronic. [Jun 2017, p.35]
  4. May 9, 2017
    80
    Her early folk tendencies and pop structures served a similar purpose, a means to explore the off-kilter rhythms and ambient melodies that lulled her into a trance as a child, pulling us in along with her. Halo suggests a self-realization that is often breathtaking.
  5. Jun 19, 2017
    80
    Halo is just as effective when taken purely as an aural experience; just like the symbolic spirit she invokes, her challenging and throbbing entanglements are impossible to turn away from.
  6. The Wire
    Aug 8, 2017
    80
    Progress really doesn’t come into it. Rather, each track here, particularly the bumpin’ highlights “Cosoco” and “Cara De Espojo”, can be seen simultaneously as both a refinement and amplification of everything that has made Molina’s music such a rare delight over the past decade. [Jun 2017, p.67]
  7. May 11, 2017
    70
    Then there’s her voice, sweet and breathy, uttering lyrics that are always in Spanish, yet sometimes content just to form unfamiliar, onomatopoeic sounds. It’s endlessly bewitching.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Jul 24, 2017
    10
    Juana Molina dropped her best album to date wich is kind of amazing because she keeps evolving as an artist and getting better and better. HerJuana Molina dropped her best album to date wich is kind of amazing because she keeps evolving as an artist and getting better and better. Her album Wed 21, released on 2013, was a hard one to top. On this album she delivered some hauntingly beautiful and sober songs, with rich and surrealistic lyrics. The use of synths as a loop was also incredible intriguing and it's so involving. I think she has found her identity in her sound. The best argentinian artist that's around. Expand
  2. Jun 15, 2019
    10
    Halo Is a magical travel to Juana's world, a world where she express all her vibes into a dark and happy feeling.

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