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González hits the spot every time.,
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.
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Initial post: Apr 30, 2008 3:09:07 AM PDT
an honest reviewer says:
sounds wonderful, going by your review.Great work !
In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2008 12:47:49 PM PDT
Olukayode Balogun says:
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.
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