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Os Mutantes - A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio Desligado CD (album) cover


Os Mutantes


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.48 | 48 ratings

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3 stars Brazilian psychedelia!

After the terrific kickoff towards psychedelic rock that was their second album, Os Mutantes are back a years later with a new album, now completely drenched with psychedelia and comedy. However, unlike in their previous output, Os Mutantes just make an average album this time and the possible cause for that is the excess of comedy, that actually make the album bad. In other words, Os Mutantes are trying too hard to be funny and entertaining in other ways, and those ways do not involve making good music. Even my father does not like this album entirely and A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio Desligado is one of his favorite Os Mutantes albums.

However, and thankfully, they are way too talented to put out a bad album, thus releasing quite a mixed bag of good and bad songs, what can be seen since the beginning of the album: the opening is just a good (comedy) song, followed by a bad song, what is not very good. Thankfully, the next three songs are very good, specially O Meu Refrigerador Não Funciona, that is actually a very good comedy rock song à lá Janis Joplin. Then comes the horrible Hey Boy, that looks like some 50's rock (not the good 50's rock, but his retarded cousin), which is followed by the not-quite-good Preciso Urgentemente Encontrar um Amigo. Chão de Estrelas is a bit better than both songs that preceded it, but the funny part is actually far from good. Jogo de Calçada is not a very good song, mainly because it is overlong and, if it was 1 or maybe 2 minutes shorter it would be a lot better. The closing tracks are actually very good and are probably one of the best songs of the whole album. Haleluia is very good and have some nice organ and vocal work and Oh! Mulher Infiel have a great guitar and drum duo with some nice organ as well.

The highlights go to: Ando Meio Desligado; Ave, Lúcifer; Desculpe, Baby; Meu Refrigerador não Funciona; Haleluia; Oh Mulher Infiel.

the saddest moments are: Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor; Hey Boy; Jogo de Calçada.

Grade and Final Thoughts

Mixing some good and some bad songs, this album can only be rated with 3 stars, as it is not good enough for 4 stars for having too many band songs. So, 3 stars for me.

CCVP | 3/5 |


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