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Os Mutantes


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.90 | 82 ratings

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2 stars According to Floco, a fellow reviewer, I quote "anyone who didn't rate this album with 5 stars cannot be said to have any knowledge about overall rock n roll".

First of all, this album has nothing to do with rock'n'roll. And even if I am really looking deep and deeper, I can hardly find lots of psyche mood in this album (even if a short portion of "O Relógio" can be related to this style). Some pleasant Brazilian music ("A Minha Menina"), nice melodies but little to write home about: this is what you can expect from this debut album.

And even if some might be laudatory about a song like "Adeus Maria Fulô", I can't. Below average in terms of prog. Not to mention that psychedelia is absolutely alien to this song. And the syrupy "Baby" is far from my meaning of prog music.

This album might have been a local curiosity at the time of release (1968) but "Senhor F" and its fifties jazzy style doesn't move me at all. Ethnic African rhythms, but so boring, during "Bat Macumba" won't change my opinion about this album. Totally overrated.

This release was not a great experience as far as I am concerned. Just listen to the extremely poor "Le Premier Bonheur du Jour" and its very weak lyrics (in French, so unfortunately I am able to understand) to be convinced. A fantastic press nextT type of song (but "Trem Fantasma" is on par, believe me).

All in all, this is a boring album. Prog sounds are scarce and inspiration is about the same level. I even wonder why I rate this one with two stars. Actually, "Tempo no Tempo" should have prevented me to do so, but I am generous in this case. Even if I "don't have any knowledge about overall rock n roll".

One of the very few (but again poor) psyche song might well be the closing number. But "Ave Gengis Khan" is too much disjointed and isn't really appealing.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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