Thursday, May 14, 2009

862. Manu Chao - Clandestino (1998)

Track Listing

1. Clandestino
2. Desaparecido
3. Bongo Bong
4. Je Ne T'Aime Plus
5. Mentira...
6. Lagrimas de Oro
7. Mama Call
8. Luna y Sol
9. Por el Suelo
10. Welcome to Tijuana
11. Dia Lina... Dia Pena
12. Malegria
13. Vie a
14. Minha Galera
15. Despedida
16. Viento


Oh man, this album annoys me. It is quite musically competent, even if not linguistically: the song Minha Galera is a pitiful display of Portuguese. I cannot, however, get over the fact that this is a French-Spanish guy pretending to be South American.

Cultural appropriation always gets on my tits. This is no exception. Beyond this there is a surfeit of extremely annoying songs here, particularly Bongo Bong. I really get annoyed at this album.

Novelty ethnic music annoys me. I'm annoyed.

Track Highlights

1. Je Ne T'aime Plus
2. Dia Luna... Dia Pena
3. Desaparecido
4. Luna Y Sol

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The album contains many soundbites throughout, two of which are bits of a speech by Subcomandante Marcos.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a boring song. And is he on a treadmill?