Los Ángeles Negros

Exitos, Vol. 2

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Los Angeles Negros are some sort of cross between the funky overdramatics of Rare Bird and the smoldering sensuality of Julio Iglesias. On Exitos, Vol. 2, they continue to collect their recordings from the '80s and '90s and showcase their ability to be both psychedelic and romantic at the same time. The success of this gimmick lies in the absolute sincerity from which the music is delivered; these guys really sound like they mean it. Their intention may not even be to play up the psychedelic sound in their music, but they have a Soft Parade-era Doors vibe going for them that really shines, especially on the first half of the album. On the flip side, this is also a very repetitive album that rewards the listener with very little outside of a few memorable tracks. Fans of the band as well as curious listeners should give this a shot, but the average person would probably find little to keep them listening to this album.

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