Planta

CSS - Planta
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2013 Ratings: #1063 / 1080
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
June 11, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
SQE / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
The Line of Best Fit

This album is as much about personal revolution for the band as it is about exotic pop charmers.

70
DIY

‘Planta’ is the sound of a band rejuvenated, a diverse yet cohesive effort that tightens the sonic screws without losing any of the warmth and identity they’ve managed to create for themselves.

70
AllMusic

Planta is a frothy, lightly experimental electro-pop outing that retains all of the band's fun, dance-party energy. 

60
The 405

On Planta, CSS seem to have taken their time to create laidback background electro-pop, rather than banging out hit tracks that provide little more than three minutes of underground dance floor domination.

50
Consequence of Sound

The pairing of Lovefoxxx and Sitek has resulted in a few highly combustible selections which burn themselves out quickly and with little lasting effect.

50
NME

The recipe is basically stale electro-pop sprinkled with rock and reggae – and CSS include just two chunks of satisfying tuneage

50
Pitchfork

Planta suffers from the same one-trick sameness that plagued Donkey and La Liberación, two albums that went relatively unnoticed considering their hit debut.

40
musicOMH

Planta then provides a passable imitation of themselves, but sadly it’s nowhere near as good as they were.

40
Under The Radar

If CSS is accomplishing anything, it's the creation of a new hybrid: party songs so dull and insipid they kill the buzz before it even starts.

20
The Fly

The last thing a band with the exuberance of CSS should do is make you feel glum. However, the Brazilians’ fourth is a tuneless, tiresome rabble of a record that does just that.

80
Underrated as hell, such a fun record.
damindkilla
48
CCS used to be fun, although Planta feels like a very dull record. The up-tempo tracks lack joyfulness, so they ain't songs you’ll dance to death in a summer BBQ.
Sitek's characteristic production tricks (most blatantly delivered on Hangover and Sweet) give Planta, at least, a familiar vibe, though isn't enough to disguise the sloppy job they've done.
Added to that is the fact that Lovefoxx's vocal performance can be quite a handful. You’ll sure want to ... read more
JayCrackers
39
Honey 5/10
Hangover 4/10
Into The Sun 4.5/10
Girlfriend 4/10
Dynamite 3.5/10
Sweet 4/10
Too Hot 3/10
Teenage Tiger Cat 4/10
Frankie Goes To North Hollywood 3.5/10
The Hangout 3.5/10
Faith In Love 4/10

AVERAGE: 3.9/10
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
estevancomn
46
Nada lembra a boa época de hits como Alala e Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above e ainda tem uma queda bastante significativa do disco antecessor, La Liberación. Parece que a saída do Adriano Cintra matou o CSS de uma vez por todas. Péssimo álbum!

Favorite: The Hangout
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Track List

  1. Honey
  2. Hangover
  3. Into The Sun
  4. Girlfriend
  5. Dynamite
  6. Sweet 
  7. Too Hot
  8. Teenage Tiger Cat 
  9. Frankie Goes To North Hollywood
  10. The Hangout
  11. Faith In Love
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Added on: June 3, 2013