|Razteria / Aventura|
|Add Date:||2016-02-21||Pull Date:||2016-04-24||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||Apr 10||Mar 27||Mar 13||Mar 6||Feb 28|
|1.||Jul 01, 2017:||Music Casserole |
|4.||Mar 23, 2016:||3-23-2016 |
|2.||Apr 09, 2016:||Music Casserole |
|5.||Mar 09, 2016:||Home on the Range |
|3.||Mar 26, 2016:||Music Casserole |
|6.||Mar 03, 2016:||Big Brother |
Reviewed by Nikolai on 2/17/16
Razteria’s 5th album unites ‘reggae, Latin grooves, rock, and powerful lyrics’ which often seem to be repeated until you want to spit that cheesiness out. A lot of the songs are rooted in social justice themes from ‘safe sex to illegal immigration’. Not the most composed music nor lyrical combination…but the 1st song is a jam!
FCC Clean Recommended: 1***, 7, 10, 11
***1 - (3:46) Aventurera – groovy ska beat with pretty Spanish lyrics and magical accompanying instrumentation -- island music anthem!!
2 - (4:11) Change – English lyrics mixed with Spanish rap (male and female) alongside rock backing- a bit repetitive
3 - (3:05) Life - a bit more of the rocky power-chords with strange lyrics
4 - (3:37) Take My Hand – ska with male and female rap, really repetitive
5 - (4:03) Little Sister – sounds a bit like Cat Power and is very poppy
6 - (4:20) Once Again – some nice sax backing to Eng lyrics, gets dramatic at the end
**7 - (4:20) Zone – an ethereal ska jam with some trancy lyrics like!
8 - (3:20) Thankful – she’s really really thankful…
9 - (3:28) The World – an intoxicating motivating tune about the world shining…ew
**10 - (4:04) Winds – groovy lyrical convolution with some nice guitar-> like!
*11 - (3:20) Can’t Touch – a sensual jazzy groove, feelin it if youre in the moooood
12 - (4:20) Once Again - vocal remix of the 6th song
|4.||Take My Hand||10.||Winds|
|5.||Little Sister||11.||Can?T Touch|
|6.||Once Again||12.||Once Again|