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Os Mutantes


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.13 | 50 ratings

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4 stars Talk about underrated albums!

Every band has an album that is overlooked by most and Os Mutantes are no exception to that. In ProgArchives the fourth studio album from the legendary band from Săo Paulo, entitled Jardim Elétrico is that overlooked album, what is quite unfair to both the album and the band. It is important to note that, due to their distinct phases or eras, the album which is overlooked depends on which kind of audience is listening to the band and, in a progressive rock site, it is natural that the band's most psychedelic albums would be overlooked.

Nevertheless, Jardim Elétrico does not have as much psychedelic influences as the other albums from that period. In fact, this album is quite a progger album: the nice arrangements by Rogério Duprat and the unusual instruments used, like flutes and percution, puts Jardim Elétrico closer to progressive rock than most would think.

Though they still do humorous music, the humor does not stay in the way when it comes to make great music, unlike in A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado, where humor actually spoils a big part of the album. Some humorous songs are Top Top, El Justiciero and It's Very Nice Pra Xuxu, all being in the first part of the album.

The album is quite homogeneous, since most songs are very good. Considering Jardim Elétrico as a wholr, it does not have a bad song, although it also does not have any amazing or mindblowing song also. The highlights go to: Top Top; Technicolor; Virgínia; Jardim Elétrico; Lady, Lady; Baby.

Grade and Final Thoughts

A pretty good album, despite being overlooked here in ProgArchives, Jardim Elétrico should not be forgotten just because it does not sound like the other seminal bands. A good album should get a good grade despite anything, so 4 stars to Jardim Elétrico.

CCVP | 4/5 |


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