Monday, July 27, 2009

Manu Chao - La Radiolina -2007-
(Latin, Reggae, Ska, Rock)

From: Barcelona, Spain

A true man of the world. This is a guy who can music in multiple languages, but even if you can't understand the words, you feel them. La Radiolina is a mix of festival style rock, defiant politics, and an unrelenting pace. Manu Chao is constantly recycling beats and melodies to form a perfectly flowing listening experience. Some songs seem like reworks or versions of the same song done in different ways. It is very similar to a riddim album in that regards. Manu Chao is able to unite people with his music and is huge in Europe, Central America and Mexico. Hopefully this is the album to bring Manu Chao to a wider American audience. We need more musicians like this. Awesome music and meaninful lyrics.
"Poly-lingual, perpetually globetrotting and vehemently anti-capitalist, the singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer is the one-man embodiment of an ideology of inter-cultural cool, which, judging by his sales figures, a great many people would like to buy into."

Manu Chao - Politik Kills

Manu Chao - Rainin In Paradize

Manu Chao - Besoin de la Lune

Manu Chao - Otro Mundo