Truck Month Textbook Trade In Amazon Fashion Learn more Discover it $5 Albums Tile Wearable Technology Fire TV with 4k Ultra HD Grocery Mother's Day Gifts Shop now Amazon Gift Card Offer starwars starwars starwars  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Fire, Only $39.99 Kindle Paperwhite AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Shop Now SnS
Customer Review

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars González hits the spot every time., March 7, 2008
This review is from: In Our Nature (Audio CD)
Swedish-born Latino José González's 2007 album is not much of a departure from 2003's Veneer, which I reviewed a while back. I dare say there might be a few folks who bought "Veneer" and liked it enough but were hoping for something different this time round. They will be very disappointed.

Personally, I'm totally loving this. To give him his due credit, he HAS tried something slightly different by bringing in Y. Nagano to do backing vocals, E. Boudin to play percussion and H. Wirenstrand to play synthesizer, when "Veneer" was pretty much a one-man show. I'm not sure it makes much difference to the overall sound though. All the songs are written by González except for his interpretation of "Teardrop", the Massive Attack classic, "Time to send someone away", which was co-written by Gonzalez and M. Bergqvist and "The nest", co-written by Gonzalez and Y. Nagano.

This is what González does - clear, clean, Latin-influenced folk songs with just him and his solo classical guitar (for the most part) - and I think he does it well. But it might not be everyone's cup of tea, especially on two albums in a row (not to mention one EP). For me however, this kind of stuff hits the spot. Every time.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Apr 30, 2008 3:09:07 AM PDT
sounds wonderful, going by your review.Great work !

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2008 12:47:49 PM PDT
Thanks for the comment, Colette and for the support. José González is indeed wonderful, in my humble opinion, and I hope you'll check him out.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Leeds, England

Top Reviewer Ranking: 393,862