- Record Label: Verve
- Release Date: Aug 5, 2008
- Summary: The trio from New York City (who have only one female member, and none of them are from Brazil) releases its third album.
- Record Label: Verve
- Genre(s): Rock, Electronic
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|All the time Some people just want lie on the beaches in the Caribbean Some people want to do crazy things to green amphibians Some people want some...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 10 out of 13
Mixed: 3 out of 13
Negative: 0 out of 13
Thanks to their increasingly varied sound, the Girls remain aloof and unknowable. They have us right where they want us: behind the velvet ropes.
The album’s surprises are glimpses of misgivings shared with the groove, like the keyboard obsessively jabbing one chord in 'Losing Myself' or the eerie track--tom-toms, fluttery organ notes, high “ahs”--behind 'I Want Out.'
On New York City, Brazilian Girls have crafted a set as internationally diverse as the Big Apple itself.
Brazilian Girls have no problem making their mish-mash sound downright normal, which in a way it is.
Like the previous Brazilian Girls records, New York City is a lounge-y pileup of bossa rhythms and Old World romantic ache, girded by slithery push-button funk throb—at once refined and happily trashy.
With Brazilian Girls' sense of wonder and love of musical globe-trotting as strong as ever, New York City is a welcome return to form for this very special group.
The Brazilian Girls have constantly impressed folks because of their multiplicity, but the next step is finding a way to combining these elements in a subtle fashion to work as a complete album. New York City has taken many steps in that direction, but there is still work to be done for the band to carve its niche.
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Apr 17, 2018Ten years after the release of this Grammy-nominated album (for best "dance recording", 2008) I'm compelled to throw down some verbiage on it,Ten years after the release of this Grammy-nominated album (for best "dance recording", 2008) I'm compelled to throw down some verbiage on it, after noticing that their newest album, released April 2018, is not gracing the Metacritic purview (it's called "Let's Make Love", and it, too, is better than good to GREAT, as in a solid 8. This BAND, somewhat like Blondie, are a band of mostly men each with one female lead singer and female-implied band name whose vocal charisma and style is signature to their sound, but unlike Blondie, they've had only some niche-success, and deliver a more "international" flavored musical palette. This happens to be my least admired Brazilian Girls album out of their now four, but it's still an 8 (or 8.4, to be exact). The album's highlights IMHO are 3 songs that haven't ceased to deliver fun, musically interesting, aural perfection, throughout the 10 year anniversary of its release, and the 3 nominees are: "Internacional", "Berlin", and "Ricardo".
"Ricardo". And how interesting that they're considered to be an NYC-band, and I'm not sure when 3 out of the 4 members, the men, established residence in Istanbul, Paris, and Madrid, nor the extent of their fan-base in those cities and apparently quite a few more.… Expand
Nov 6, 2010I just got this cd a week ago, though i had listened it previously and its really, really good...ive seen them twice touring for their firstI just got this cd a week ago, though i had listened it previously and its really, really good...ive seen them twice touring for their first two albums...and they always create a really good party vibe, but a smart one...and not in the pretentious way....i think they deserve more exposure....so come on people...one by one start enjoying the freshness of Brazilian Girls music!!!!!… Expand
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