Gabriel Garzón-Montano - Agüita
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #230 / 712
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2020 Ratings: #908
Liked by 1 person
October 2, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
R&B, Neo-Soul / Genres
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nicoperagine
45
Considering the music I typically like I am kind of surprised I didn't like this more. Some nice production, tame minimalist experimentation, and rich acoustics. His voice isn't my favorite and the lyrics are a bit derivative. It's a weird mix that reminds me of 'grae' by Moses Sumney mixed with latin trap. Just an average record. If you liked 'grae' you might wanna listen to this.

Color: Green
Favorite Tracks: Tombs, Mira My Look
Worst Tracks: None!
HeyLeo
70
"Of course, even though Gabriel chose to follow this side where he can make songs that are a little more captivating and end up fitting a little bit into the standards of songs that are top hits — mainly the successful Spanish songs — he did not leave his experimental and atmospheric sound behind. And in a way, this is what defines Agüita: this almost perfect combination of a totally niche sound and those songs that have the talent to be successful. Obviously, it is not ... read more
VineTheWalker
78
Always tinkling precisely like raindrops on leaves, Agüita is a quiet document prompted to whom can vacillate between swag and talent.

Garzón has a singular penetrant timbre, so does his vigor for different styles, and you could easily peel some R&B that comes with this nonchalant cold aspect that shows a very blase posture from the tracks. "Muñeca" is the enthusiastic but introvert reggaeton that turns the maintained indifference into sex appetite, magnetism, ... read more
noahb_
68
As a big fan of his last album, Jardín, I had high expectations with this one. Here, the tropical winds and aromas of fruits that he embellished into that album feel interspersed around pretty run-of-the-mill Latin radio trends of right now, leaving the whole thing feeling a bit cobbled together.

Aguita, the best of his attempts at a playlist-placement smash, is sandwiched in between two of the most beautiful moments on the record, Bloom and Blue Dot, leaving all three tracks ... read more
ryant2020
70
Gabriel Garzón-Montano's second album "Agüita" is a journey down many different musical passages. This album moves quickly from meditative acoustic pieces to full blown reggaeton, with autotune and everything. Now I don't like reggaeton and latin pop as fundamental genres at all, but songs like "Muñeca" and "Agüita" are actually fairly captivating and kept me interested throughout the entirety of their runtimes. Now "Mira My Look" ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tombs
  2. With A Smile
  3. Muñeca
  4. Fields
  5. Mira My Look
  6. Moonless
  7. Someone
  8. Bloom
  9. Agüita
  10. Blue Dot (with Theo Bleckmann)
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Added on: July 15, 2020