Para Mi

Cuco - Para Mi
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2019 Ratings: #433 / 499
User Score
Based on 91 ratings
2019 Ratings: #768
July 26, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

It’s a sticky and schmoozy listen for the weirdos and outsiders as much as it is for the young couples curled up in the park at sunset.

75
Northern Transmissions

While there’s nothing here that is overtly challenging, the album is consistently fun, complex and full of the right kind of vibe that it should keep your summer going long after September ends.

70
Loud and Quiet

Singing in a mash-up of Spanish and English (“Spanglish”) his music feels intimate and honest, yet never takes itself too seriously.

70
Exclaim!

Subtly sad, sweetly distorted and at times outright trippy, the result is perfect for long drives under summer skies.

68
Pitchfork

The 21-year-old bedroom-pop artist’s major-label debut displays shaggy charm and an eclecticism that’s still confined to the more pleasant parts of the color wheel.

64
Paste

There are some lovely songs on Para Mi, though; you might just have to slog through some unfortunate synths and occasionally cringe-inducing lyrics to get there.

60
AllMusic

Removing the layers of fuzz leaves Cuco's multi-colored songwriting in clear view, revealing an artist still finding his way.

60
Crack Magazine

Few could deny that this record takes you to places altogether different.

60
Slant Magazine

Cuco harnesses his potential on Para Mi, an unguarded self-portrait that, from its unabashed confessionalism to its Spanglish lyrics, is inextricably tied to his identity.

50
The Line of Best Fit

While Para Mi fills the Cuco remit of synth-drenched relational eulogies, it fails to fulfil the experimentation Banos promised.

Inglume
7
🖕/100

WOW...this was an experience...🤮

Para Mi is by far the most FRUSTRATING and NAUSEATING album I've sat through this year! It's not the worst (that title goes to Cokie The Clown, duh), but it gets a well-earned 2nd place, beating SUPERMARKET for that spot! Yes, you heard me right...SU-PER-MAR-KET.

This review could've honestly been me rapid-firing F-BOMBS, but since no-one else is giving this as low of a score, I think I should probably explain why Para Mi is one of the worst ... read more
TreyLikesBands
39
Bad

So, Cuco comes through with some boring, sleazy, corny, dirty, nasty, gross, terrible, horrible, no good, very bad tracks on his compilation of elevator music 'Para Mi'. The only tracks worth returning to are the instrumentals (interludes???), which, fortunately, do not incorporate Cuco's jarringly adolescent/adult voice. He also couldn't, for the life of him, change the bpm for each song, which stays at about 120. This dude yucky.

Color: Grey
FAV TRACKS: Perihelion, Brokey The Pear, ... read more
MariellyAkarius
40
Looks like somebody have been listening to flower boy and tried to make an own version
usedtobe
82
LA based producer and artist Cuco's debut is your Spanglish answer to hynagogic, summer drenched bedroom pop with quirky lo-fi beats, catchy vocal melodies and genre-hopping tracks that is equally multicolored and fun. Certainly a talent to watch out for and a sound to relish this heatwave-driven days.
Toasterqueen12
85
Cuco's Style is on so much display in this album that it's impossible for me to NOT like it. I hate saying something dumb like "this album is FOR THE FANS!" but I can't really articulate why I like it.

I like Cuco, therefore, I like this.
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Track List

  1. Intro (feat. Foos Gone Wild)
  2. Keeping Tabs (feat. Suscat0)
  3. Bossa No Sé (feat. Jean Carter)
  4. Perihelion
  5. Feelings
  6. Lovetripper
  7. Ego Death In Thailand
  8. Hydrocodone
  9. Far Away From Home
  10. Brokey The Pear
  11. Best Friend
  12. Room Tone
  13. Do Better
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