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Triana - Triana  [Aka: Un Mal Sueño] CD (album) cover




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2.46 | 24 ratings

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2 stars This fifth Triana album opens on a fine track which could give the impression that the band was gaining some steam after the average Un Encuentro.

Un Mal Sueño is an upbeat and mainstream rock-song but vocals are catchy and more than anything, it features an excellent guitar solo in the final part. It is one ohe best stuff available on Triana.

Unfortunately, it is followed by some extremely weak Es Algo Tan Maravilloso (it is something wonderful). I bet ya! It is some sort of Spanish-reggae piece which is really best avoided.

Their leader, De La Rosa, gets back to some more inspiration with Una Vez. The song features some heavy beat but mixed with his so distinctive vocal range and flamenco style. In a way, it sounds as if the band got back into their Andalusia fragrance. And I like that.

There is also such mix during Y Que Voy a Hacer Con tu Sonrisa (what am I going to do with your smile). Spanish acoustic guitar and flamenco mood are again on the rendezvous, and the whole doesn't sound too bad. The addition of some great electric guitar part is an asset as well.

I don't know if the band went on holidays in Jamaica a few months before this release, but there is another poor Spanish-reggae here: Una Noche de Amor Desesperada. Press next of course.

I far much prefer the sweet Por El Camino: a very well crafted rock ballad with languish vocals and which features again a superb guitar solo from Eduardo Rodriguez. It is close to a Carlos one, really. It is only a pity that it ends so abruptly.

And what to say about the closing track? I am voiceless. Corre must be the worse of their recording so far. It is an infect electro-pop song; you know like Banco did in the eighties. Awful.

This album holds some fine songs but it is mixed with the worse of their music as well. Too bad otherwise this album would have been rated as a good one. As such, two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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