Los Fabulosos Cadillacs


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The companion piece to the live album Hola, recorded at the same shows in Argentina, contains less-accessible material than Hola (although it does contain their most famous song, "Matador," which, predictably, sounds even more thunderous live). It also contains tracks from albums that have never been released in the U.S., such as "Estoy Harto de Verto Con Otros" and "No. 2 En Tu Lista," both of which are interesting, though not essential. (Similarly, an upright bass solo by Flavio Cianciarulo, "La Pomena," is unavailable elsewhere.) The album works because the more thoughtful, reflective songs, like "Siguiendo La Luna," translate to the stage far better than could be imagined, especially when the audience sings along. "Vasos Vacios," especially, becomes downright sublime and "Salvador Y Los Cordones Flojos," hardly a standout on La Marcha de Golazo Solitario, reveals a new complexity and power. Chau may be a half-step below as accessible as its companion, Hola, but by no means is it forgettable, and fans and newcomers alike will definitely find a lot to like here.

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