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Os Mutantes


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.48 | 49 ratings

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2 stars Third album of this Brazilian band which developed some good arrangements and some fine psychedelia during their second album.

This mood is expressed in the very good opening song "Ando Meio Desligado". It can really be compared to what the genre produced some years ago already in Europe.

Most songs sounds very much outdated and childish. "Quem Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor" could have been the soundtrack of a TV sequence about the middle sixties.

Of course I can't judge the lyrics since my knowledge of Portuguese is fairly low. But I have rated albums in Polish with five stars, so this is not the problem. The band ralso reproduces some Fab Four related material with "Ave, Lucifer" for instance. Very much Pepper's oriented.

And the innocent and weak "Disculpe, Baby" won't change anything to my judgment. Strangely enough, I didn't expect anything great from "Meu Refrigerador Não Funciona" (my fridge is not working). With such a title I was expecting the worse but I have to say that is by far my favorite track from this album.

It features gorgeous keyboards fully Procol Harum oriented (again not very original) and the vocal performance from Rita is really fantastic (I am not convinced about the male ones). A heavy piece of music which is truly captivating.

The contrary of the childish and almost doo-wop "Hey Boy". Very much fifties oriented.

Some originality present in their previous work "Mutantes" is totally absent here. If one excepts a couple of good songs, this album sounds rather flat. Jazzy ("Preciso Urgentemente Encontrar Um Amigo") or traditional ("Chão de Estrelas"), none of these songs are working and only adds to the dull feeling. The very few psyche moments are probably the best ones you can expect here. "Jogo de Calçada" is one of them.

If you are interested in good old psychedelia, I would recommend you to grab one of the good Airplane albums instead of looking for the holy grail with "Os Mutantes". If needed, you can get the confirmation with "Haleluia". The worst here. Press nextT.

Two stars for this average album.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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