Almendra (studio album) by Almendra
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 80.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.
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Ouro do psicodélico!
Kummallinen albumi, jota en ole koskaan ennen kuullut. Todeall hieno kokoelma genrejä samalle tuotteelle on oikkeuksellista. A hidden and mostly forgotten gem for most of the Western Music world.
An Underrated Master Piece:
Resume: This album is Folk rock (Muchacha ojos de papel), Psychedelic Blues Rock (Color humano), Jazz rock (Figuración), Blues Rock (Ana no duerme), Tango rock (Fermín), Jazz (Plegaria para un niño dormido), Progressive Rock (A estos hombres tristes), Jazz rock (Que el viento borron tus manos) y Tango (Laura Va).
1969 For me:
1. Abbey Road
2. Led Zeppelin 2
3. Led Zeppelin 1
4. In the court of the crimson king
5. The velvet Underground
To be honest, this is the first argentine album I've ever heard and I'm pretty surprised.
Best tracks: Laura Va, Muchacha & Plegaria Para un Niño Dormido.
Nowadays Almendra is considered a masterpiece (at least in its native Argentina), but back when it came out in 1969 it was seen as an oddity. Their Beatlesque sound and lyrics fused foreign influences like jazz and European avant-garde movements with more local inspirations like tango, Argentine folk music and the writings of Cortázar and Borges. This eclectic and unprejudiced fusion was seen as rebellious and edgy but it's also the reason Almendra remains sonically relevant til these days.
Despite the rather shitty sound quality, this spectacular set of songs doesn't lose its magic. If anything, it kinda adds to a certain aura of innocence some of the songs radiate. Like an old music box. But don't get the wrong idea: these guys sure know how to rock. The head-bangin' 'Color humano' is as acid, if not more, than contemporary rock acts like Big Brother and the Holding Company and Jefferson Airplane.
Sin duda la mejor manera de empezar a componer musica! El disco mas beatle del flaco en mi opinion, y tiene exelentes temas, entre ellos el legendario "Muchacha Ojos De Papel".
Este album es como un caramelito dulce que cuando lo tragamos se nos rompe en el medio del alma.
Una joya, uno de los álbumes fundacionales del rock argentino y en español, todas las composiciones de Spinetta son perfectas
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