Brazilian Pop Music is Back
Jose Antonio Marques Pereira | RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ Brazil | 03/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once, Caetano Veloso said, " Brazilian Pop Music" hasn't changed in the last years. Well, I partly agree with him until I came across this CD. The vocal and acoustic guitar done by the group were used very intelligently to make each song somehow more different then they originally are and as a consequence more beautiful. I would compare this CD to Gilberto Gil's Unplugged. I would say these two CDs which were released in the last 10 years, prove that Brazilian musicians can still contribute with their imagination to BPM.
Once Tom Jobim said, "In Brazil you have to be a genius every day, otherwise you're forgotten". Tom was referring to the fact that if you compose a famous song in America, that song will provide you millions of dollars to live off it since in Brazil artists receive very little money from authorized rights. But let's not focus on this matter. The thing is, Boca Livre surspassed all this and came back to prove their worth.
I would also like to point out two great songs on the CD. "Raios Gama" & "Gotham City". These two songs show a different music style. I would enjoy to listen to more songs like "Gotham City". It's different and original.
The introduction to "Quem tem a viola" was amazing too.
If you enjoy good music, this CD is a must."