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Soda Stereo
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
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Argentinean popsters Soda Stereo, recorded live at MTV Studios in Miami, are not exactly acoustic as one might suppose from the title, but do project a light touch--somewhere between contemporary and alternative rock genre...  more »


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All Artists: Soda Stereo
Title: Unplugged
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
Original Release Date: 10/29/1996
Re-Release Date: 3/2/2007
Album Type: Live
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Argentina, Latin Pop, Latin Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 743214149126, 743214149140

Argentinean popsters Soda Stereo, recorded live at MTV Studios in Miami, are not exactly acoustic as one might suppose from the title, but do project a light touch--somewhere between contemporary and alternative rock genres. There is little audience participation between the eleven songs that feature some psychedelic electronic swirls, cellos, and violas alongside standard rock guitars, as Soda Stereo move through a somewhat limited repertoire. This is an "interactive" CD, with additional content designed to be played both on regular CD players and computer CD-ROM drives, but it proves difficult to get the audio-only tracks on a Mac, and a lot of the footage and graphics are either inconsequential or irrelevant. --Derek Rath

CD Reviews

Too bad this trio never made it "big" in the US....
Dave Huber | Delaware, United States | 10/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Argentine trio has spellbound me ever since I first heard their music while in Costa Rica in 1986. This semi-unplugged set offers up alternate versions of many of their past tunes -- not only are many quite different, they are in some cases much better! "Angel Eléctrico" ("Electric Angel") is the best example -- its provocative bass line dominates a subdued (compared to the original version) vocals; "Un Misil en mi Placard" ("A Missile in my Closet" -- don't ask) is pure aural joy with its authoritative acoustic guitars; "Té Para 3" ("Tea for 3") proves lead-man Gustavo Cerati even *more* a genius; and lastly, even "Entre Canibales'" ("Between Cannibals") refit proves more enjoyable than its Canción Animal album version. "Sonoman" may leave you wondering how this album gets an "Unplugged" in the title (it's an all-synth blastaway pounder), but since it totally rocks, you won't care! This is one of Soda's best-ever compilations."
A Live Spanish Language Pop, Rock & Jazz Musical Masterpiece
SoCalReviews | Los Angeles, CA | 08/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This MTV unplugged album represents musical masterpiece from one of the best Spanish language rock groups of the past twenty years. The Argentinian based rock group Soda Stereo's music is rhythmic, jazzy, hauntingly beautiful, and ultimately different than most of what we hear on the English language pop/rock/jazz stations. This particular live album is one of the better live rock albums I have ever heard. The combination of acoustic and electric guitars along with many other instruments, sounds, and special effects provide an exotic musical landscape of jazz and rock tunes that will haunt your musical imagination forever. I was introduced to this band's music years ago while in Mexico when I entered my Spanish pop/rock music phase. I have listened to so many thousands of songs and groups in my lifetime including all genres from classic rock, progressive rock, pop, new wave, new age, R&B, classical orchestral, renaissance, Irish folk, hard rock, heavy metal, Spanish pop/rock/jazz, rap (yes even rap), hip-hop, club dance, etc. etc. etc. I have heard and listened to it all. You might be familiar with Spanish language rock groups such as Mana. This music is similar but this group is more jazzy, more experimental, and more raw. I had collected at least thirty Spanish language pop/rock albums during the late 1990s and this was one of my favorites. The songs on this album and the performances are absolutely incredible and they transcend language and time the way many great English language rock albums by groups such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Pink Floyd have through the years. From the echoing electric jazz guitar of the opening song "En la Ciudad de La Furia", to the Latin pop rhythm and beat of "Entre Canibales", and the progressive and Pink Floyd-ish "Sonoman" and "Planeador" I promise you that this rock album is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Unfortunately after leaving a two decade legacy of unforgettable and timeless Spanish rock based musical work Soda Stereo's members disbanded in 1997. If you are a musical enthusiast who is not afraid to venture out and explore listening to many different kinds of music and you enjoy progressive rock and jazz then this album by Soda Stereo is an absolute must have since it represents some of the most amazing music I have ever heard coming from one of the best and most influential Spanish language rock groups of the 1980s and 1990s."
Definitivamente Musica para volar
Jorge de La Rocha | Mazatlan, Mexico | 05/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Soda Stereo siempre te hace elevarte, pero este disco en especial tiene un toque magico, el camino que toman algunos de los clasicos de la banda es interesante, la seleccion inteligente y la ejecucion impecable, atencion especial a al version de EN LA CIUDAD DE LA FURIA que viene en este disco, muy recomendable"