Titãs

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From the pop bands active in Brazil in the early 2000s, the paulistana (from São Paulo) Titãs is one of the most successful. A proponent of the style known as the "new Brazilian rock" related to the rock that was generated in Brazil after the '80s by bands such as Paralamas Do Sucesso, Titãs is in direct continuation of the ideals of tropicália: a pop effort that brings world influences to some Brazilian rhythms in an attempt to reach an universal language, and, in more practical terms, to sell records worldwide. Titãs is a capable pop band and has enriched their material with Arnaldo Antunes' lyrics, which have been praised by Augusto de Campos and other distinguished modern, iconoclast poets. But their attempts to criticize capitalism or the establishment sound naïve, as they end up being a consumerism soundtrack, wrapped in a commercial musical dressing and making extensive use of the media promotion system. They speak directly to urban teenagers to 20-something people, expressing their anguish face to family, police, and work (or lack of). Now, in this acoustic version, they expanded (purposefully) their fan base, reaching the thirty-something folks; the album surpassed one million copies sold. The release has most of their hits: "Comida" ("we don't wanna just eat/we want fun and pleasure"), "Go Back" (in a convenient Spanish version devised for Mercosul), "Família," "Pra Dizer Adeus," "Marvin," "Cabeça Dinossauro," and many others. There are guest appearances by Arnaldo Antunes (since some time a former Titãs member), Marisa Monte, Fito Paez, Jimmy Cliff, Marina Lima ,and Rita Lee.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 5:22
2 3:50
3 3:42
4 3:38
5 4:56
6 3:19
7 4:24
8 4:05
9 3:35
10 2:38
11 2:31
12 3:11
13 0:37
14 3:04
15 1:44
16 3:09
17 0:34
18 3:15
19 0:56
20 3:32
21 4:45
22 4:53
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