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Bossa n' Stones, Vol. 2

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The difference between simply covering an artist and covering said artist in a different genre is that the latter shows how well the artist's songs are actually written, how well they can convert to new and different styles and rhythms. On Bossa n' Stones, Vol. 2, classic Rolling Stones tracks are given a Brazilian makeover, which has the potential of creating some pretty interesting things -- although the album is not really bossa nova, but more like adult contemporary pop/rock with occasional Brazilian instrumentation and beats. Although the covers seem too processed, too controlled, and not really Stones-ian, the songs are good enough in themselves that they can take this kind of transformation.

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