Juana Molina - Wed 21
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Based on 7 reviews
2013 Ratings: #236 / 960
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Based on 20 ratings
October 29, 2013 / Release Date
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It’s quite a remarkable achievement considering she took upon the challenge of creating each and every detail, making it even tougher for her followers to even try to emulate her singular vision.


Wed 21 progresses from her previous recordings, but it's an extension of them, not a departure.


Besides the open insistence on challenging the listener, the album also just sounds bigger than anything she’s done before. 


Wed 21 brings in a wider range of instruments than before, although the impact is barely noticeable. Molina's voice dominates, even when live drums surface or snatches of acoustic guitar thrum into the frame. 

Argentine singer/songwriter Juana Molina crafts an impressive world for herself in her latest album, Wed 21. This record presents the artist in top-form, with the most eccentric and creative arrangements ever found in her career. From acoustic guitar strumming to weird electronic scratches to otherworldly processed sounds, Molina displays maturity and creativity to balance all of the many details incorporated in the tracklisting, making this a very intriguing experience from start to finish, ... read more
If I had to address a similarity to something, I'd say Juana Molina is the folk version of Fuck Buttons - and I would still be far from coming up with something concrete. Juana sets the rhythm of her songs with a very definite beat, connecting guitars, electronic sounds and vocal harmonies that loop over themselves. Unspeakable amounts of pulsing dynamics appear indiscriminately on the mix, but it is her voice that anchors everything in the midst all this frenzy.
The spanish banshee crawls into the fields and collects the fruits she needs to fulfill her dreams.
Just taste them.
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Track List

  1. Eras
  2. Wed 21
  3. Ferocísimo
  4. Lo decidi yo
  5. Sin guía, no
  6. Ay, no se ofendan
  7. Bicho auto
  8. El oso de la guarda
  9. Las edades
  10. La rata
  11. Final feliz  
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