Construção

Chico Buarque - Construção
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Based on 96 ratings
1971 Ratings: #6
1971 / Release Date
LP / Format
Philips / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Chico Buarque's fifth album for Philips is a classic, where nearly all the songs became hits.

EMR
90
Amidst the euphoric state of censorship from the government in the 70s, Brazil's legendary singer/songwriter Chico Buarque returned from his exhile in Italy, willing to join the revolutionary acts that were popping up within the country's darkest corners. An act that would highlight the artist's most proud and ambitious feat in his trajectory, not only as an artist, but also as a patriot. Construção is his absolute masterpiece - a work that pictured with poetry and beauty within ... read more
paulogeov
98
Umberto Eco once said: "To Survive, you must tell stories". Chico in your entire discography tell us great stories. He tell great stories in this record too. Chico survive until and will survive forever.
gas_souza
87
Deus Lhe Pague - 90
Cotidiano - 95
Desalento - 90
Construção - 100
Cordão - 85
Olha Maria - 80
Samba de Orly - 75
Valsinha - 90
Minha Historia (Gesubambino) - 80
Acalanto - 85

Destaques: Valsinha, Deus Lhe Pague, Cotidiano, Acalante e Construção
Doofy
78
Now this right here is a brilliant Brazilian album to my ears.

Some baroque Chamber orchestration but loads of South American flourishes and rhythms in the mix too.

He has an attractive tone to his voice (ooh) and I spend a lot of time listening to English speaking artists try and capture this style (Josh Rouse?) - but this is the real deal.
lucacdornelles
85
RANKING THE SONGS:
10. Desalento
9. Minha história (Gesubambino)
8. Deus lhe pague
7. Cordão
6. Acalanto
5. Cotidiano
4. Samba de Orly
3. Valsinha
2. Olha Maria
1. Construção
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Track List

  1. Deus Lhe Pague
  2. Cotidiano
  3. Desalento
  4. Construção
  5. Cordao
  6. Olha Maria
  7. Samba de Orly
  8. Valsinha
  9. Minha Historia (Gesubambino)
  10. Acalanto
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