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Sui Generis


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3.43 | 32 ratings

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3 stars Charly García's talent begins to blossom in this album. Even though most of the songs are quite simple and straightforward, the melodies are beautiful and memorable (as most of Charly's melodies are). Also the first examples of the powerful yet sublime vocal harmonies that Charly and Nito achieved during their time as Sui Generis start to emerge (Very pleasant to hear by the way).The lyrics speak of several aspects of life and some of the lyrics are quite deep for the age they had at that time. The overall sound of the album is a very clean and simple combination of acoustic guitars, piano, and flute.

This album has classics like "Canción para mi muerte" and "Necesito" which are some of the best known fireside songs by Sui Generis, but the real gems in this album are some lesser- known songs that in my opinion demonstrate the musical maturity that Charly was achieving and as a composer: "Dime quién me lo robó", "Cuando comenzamos a nacer", and "Estación". Specially the first 2, which are very dense in content yet pleasant to listen.

Even though I think this is a great album and that every song of it is worth listening, I don't think this is an essential album in any way. I think this album is filled with several good moments and some excellent moments, but overall, giving it more than 3 stars would be unfair with similar rated albums by other bands. This is definitely worth some spins though so try to check it out. I'm giving it 3.5 starts rounded down to 3.

AcostaFulano | 3/5 |


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