Djavan

Milagreiro

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Mi Lagreiro was one of the most critically acclaimed MPB albums released in Brazil during the year 2001. The record starts off very well with the xote-styled opening track, "Farinha," which is perhaps the biggest highlight of the album. Another good song is "Infinitude," on which Djavan collaborated with Flávia Virgínia. On the excellent, somewhat Latin-flavored title track, Djavan is joined by rock singer Cássia Eller. As usual, there are several typically Djavan-styled ballads on the album, such as, for example, the bossa nova-styled "Brilho da Noite." Generally, the music on Mi Lagreiro is quite simple and sparse, and it gives the impression of being very spontaneous. Perhaps the fact that the album was recorded at Djavan's own home contributed to this positive, unpretentious atmosphere. In any case, this is a very good album, and it definitely is one of Djavan's best.

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