Pop Negro

El Guincho - Pop Negro
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2010 Ratings: #491 / 879
User Score
Based on 23 ratings
September 14, 2010 / Release Date
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XL / Label
Experimental / Genres
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This album deserves large audiences. It is broad in its appeal, yes, but it is miles deep in its longevity.

Drowned in Sound

Sticking largely to pop-familiar structures and revolving around hip-waggling choruses, these are the party's unabashed attention-seekers.


More often than not, though, the restlessness of Pop Negro cements its mediocrity. Too often, Reixa works himself into an enjoyable groove that is then disrupted by melodic transitions so ill-fitting they seem nearly discordant.


Nevertheless, in spite of its sense of fun and wilful provocation, Pop Negro may not be an album with all that many listens in it. Much of the experimentation is on the surface, and there does not seem to be a great deal of further depth or sophistication.

Sunny, tropical haze compressed into 34 minutes long release. Great summer album.
A incredibly exotic and colorful psychedelic trip through latin rythms and far away lands. El Guincho brings in some really obvious Animal Collective influences on this record, but their successful blend of psychedelic-rock, indie and tropical beats stands on their own universe. There are some low points on the second half of this record, but this band really deserves some wider attention.
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Track List

  1. Bombay
  2. Novias
  3. Ghetto Facil
  4. Soca Del Eclipse
  5. Lycra Mistral
  6. FM Tan Sexy 
  7. Muerte Midi
  8. (Chica-Oh) Drims
  9. Danza Invinto

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