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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the ZZ Top frontman features influences from Afro-Cuban music.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Uncut
    Oct 27, 2015
    80
    When the guitarist and singer pairs their familiar hard-boiled, in-the-red licks with Latin rhythms and transcendent B3 organ flights, the combination is revelatory. [Dec 2015, p.71]
  2. Mojo
    Oct 27, 2015
    80
    Gibbons's wily blend of open-mindedness and roots-loyalty remains intact. [Nov 2015, p.86]
  3. Q Magazine
    Oct 28, 2015
    80
    Perfectamundo explodes into glorious Technicolor. [Dec 2015, p.107]
  4. Oct 27, 2015
    70
    All this flair is a welcome reminder that, for all his vaunted blues purism, Gibbons remains something of a futurist, happily blurring the lines between the present and past along with obliterating the lines between cultures.
  5. Kerrang!
    Dec 14, 2015
    60
    You get exactly the sort of greasy grooves you'd expect, but with a whole lot of Cuban cool thrown in as well. [14 Nov 2015, p.52]
  6. Nov 10, 2015
    60
    It doesn't all come together seamlessly. But the same down-home smoothness and rumbling gravitas that fired Eliminator keeps things flowing.
  7. Jan 15, 2016
    30
    Perfectamundo is essentially tepid blues rock (featuring many warmed over standards) with a Latin rhythm section slapped on for some longed for but unrequited funk credibility.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 16, 2015
    7
    Is a solid Album from track 1 to 13. Explore Latin rhythms with undeniable finesse, perhaps the experiment that divided "You're What'sIs a solid Album from track 1 to 13. Explore Latin rhythms with undeniable finesse, perhaps the experiment that divided "You're What's Happenin 'Baby" in two with a completely and unnecessary rap is a down, but i think thats in a great album from Mr. Gibbons. Expand