AOTY 2020
Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Nara Leão, Os Mutantes E Tom Zé - Tropicalia ou Panis et Circencis
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Based on 55 ratings
1968 Ratings: #3
Liked by 4 people
July 10, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
Philips Record / Label
Tropicália / Genres
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Led by some of the greatest musical figures of the country, the Tropicalia movement in Brazil brought all of the elements they needed for a major aesthetical (but above all political) breakout, directly fronted by the divisive art manifesto of people like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tom Zé and Os Mutantes. By incorporating external influences to the already cemented samba and mpb of the country, the legendary group came up with some of the most experimental and ... read more
First of all I really wished this was as famous outside of Brazil as "Clube da esquina" or "Acabou chorare".

Tropicalia, ou panis et cirsenses is an album which was made under a dangerous and controverse moment in Brazil history, we were under a military dictatorship and these songs are a resistance symbol, all the people involved here became very popular and some of the best brazilian artists, in my opinion, are here (Tom Zé, Mutantes, Caetano, Gal Costa).

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An album which has some really high-quality songs but as a whole comes out as a bit less than the sum of its parts for me. Obviously there's a lot of musical talent which went into this album, and there are some fantastic songs such as "Miserere Nóbis", "Bat Macumba" and of course my favourite song from the Tropicalia movement "Baby". However, there are some slightly lesser songs on this such as Gal Costa's non-Baby offerings and Nara Leao's ... read more
O produto musical mais importante da historia do Brasil. Possui uma linda coesão em meio ao caos que são esses diferentes cantores vindo de vários estilos e backgrounds e vejo que os artistas menos citados (Capinam, Torquato Neto e Rogério Duprat) servem como a liga dessa geléia geral. O único ponto que creio ter manchado esse álbum é fraquejada colonialista na música Três Caravelas.
Mesmo que eu tenha demorado um pouco para ouvir esse álbum inteiro e talvez ainda nem o entenda completamente, isso é incrível

Tracks Favoritas: Miserere Nobis, Coração Materno, Panis Et Circenses, Lindonéia, Hino Ao Senhor do Bonfim
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Track List

  1. Miserere Nóbis
  2. Coração Materno
  3. Panis Et Circencis
  4. Lindoneia
  5. Parque Industrial
  6. Geleia Geral
  7. Baby
  8. Três Caravelas (Las Tres Carabelas)
  9. Enquanto Seu Lobo Não Vem
  10. Mamãe, Coragem
  11. Bat Macumba
  12. Hino Ao Senhor do Bom Fim
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Added on: September 8, 2016