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nlogax -
84
Instrumentally it's a solid and colorful samba record with interesting passages and enough sonic variety throughout it, but what really shines in Escumalha are the lyrics. It's an album that celebrates Brazilian culture as a whole, so there's plenty of references to religion, working class traditions and contemporary social and political issues. Language itself also plays a big role in Escumalha: there's a lot of wordplay, internal rhymes and smart wording in the lyrics, and often those are ... read more
nlogax -
93
Classic Brazilian Popular Music with a certain twist of melancholy and ambiguity that was very particular to the harsh period of Brazil's military dictatorship.

Highlights: "Construção", "Cotidiano", "Minha História", "Deus Lhe Pague", "Desalento", "Samba de Orly", "Cordão"
nlogax -
74
Some of the best tunes of Gaga's career. "Bad Romance" is hands down one of the best hit singles of the late 00's and even 10's, "Alejandro" and "Dance In The Dark" both have those killer choruses Gaga was known for and I love the nostalgia "Monster" gives me.
Still, I feel like the production hasn't aged that well, sometimes it sounds kinda outdated and not always in a classy way. The tracklist is questionable too, "Teeth" and ... read more
nlogax -
83
The best thing about this is the atmosphere of anxiety in every single track without any moment of relief. It simply builds up and crashes down without actually releasing the tension. It only works because it's too weird.

Highlights: "Hated Because of Great Qualities", "In Particular", "Loved Despite of Great Faults", "For the Damaged", "This Is Not", "For the Damaged Coda" (of course)
nlogax -
84
Their previous record, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons, has better peaks imo, but Misery Is a Butterfly feels much more consistent overall.

Highlights: "Elephant Woman", "Falling Man", "Messenger", "Melody", "Equus".
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