With Atlas, Latin rock quintet Kinky move closer to actual rock than the electronic pop of their 2001 debut allowed. But contagious numbers like "Minotauro," built from a great twangy riff, and the breezy, acoustic shuffle... more » of "Not Afraid" clearly put thes« less
With Atlas, Latin rock quintet Kinky move closer to actual rock than the electronic pop of their 2001 debut allowed. But contagious numbers like "Minotauro," built from a great twangy riff, and the breezy, acoustic shuffle of "Not Afraid" clearly put thes
Becky B. (leelacolorado) from DENVER, CO Reviewed on 10/11/2008...
This disc does not deserve a three star rating. It's terrific.
An overally hook-em album
Michael Barrera | San Antonio, TX | 08/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I never once listened to Kinkys' older material, so I lack the credible references of comparing how their newer work racks up against their newer work. I will say this, that overall I'm quite happy with this CD...I listen to Ozmalti and hell while I'm at even Mana and Molotov(So I've been exposed to some Spanish music).
Anyways, the first track "Presidente" is a sugar-coated dance track with one majorly catchy chorus. "Salta-Lenin-El-Atlas" displays the bands' more immediate Spanish culture while "Airport Feelings" tilts a fair dosage of rock meets electronica.
Sure, this isn't very advance music, nor will the 'Purist' out there find any semblance of earful listening, the music is groovy and in perspective serves its' purpose rather well. It has punch, with a hint of salsa and sure sounds nice with the subwoofer on high."
Good album Kinky atlas
joe larkin | pa | 02/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On first listen, Kinky are about as south-of-the-border and muy caliente as a college band from Indiana - with grinding machines and chirruping effects, they seem determined to sound as Norte Americano as possible. But this band (from Monterrey) is not in cultural denial, and its explosions of percussion, subtly picked guitar and witty pan-linguistic vocals make Atlas the most original spin on indie-pop in years. Sometimes they sound like a Mexican Talking Heads, yoking clever lyrics to pop-electro; elsewhere they're R.E.M. with an accent, or even a lilting, Latino Beatles. Joyful, sophisticated and prone to sudden bursts of vampire-movie keyboards, this really is a band unlike anything you've heard before. Lame yanqui outfits beware: They're here for your jobs. "
Love it-love it-and more love for it
Jay-Jay | New York | 04/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"its an incredible album, after hearing it for many many times, i keep finding new stuff. hooky, weird, sensual,..well..KINKY"