Good music transcends all boundaries and El Papado proves that in Canciones de Amor y Derrota.
El Papado started writing and playing the guitar at the age of 14. After a long period as a member and lyricist of heavy-rock group Akeron, he tried incorporating reggae into his musical brand. Released last July 2011 under MÃ©sdemil, this eleven-track collection is a showcase of El Papadoâ€™s versatility and talent.
Yo no (yo sÃ³lo) opens the collection with a hip-hop vibe but as the artist starts rapping, he surprises us with a reggae sensibility. The grooviness of reggae adds a chill, sexy flair to the whole track.
In Mis SÃ¡banas, the reggae side of El Papadoâ€™s music is more present. What really make this album standout is its aura and atmosphere. The song has an energetic and familiar sound even if it was sang in Spanish.
A personal favorite, La Verdad shells off El Papadoâ€™s rap skills with a lot of texture. Mar also takes the same sensibility as La Verdad, only with a slower sexy beat. This is the perfect anthem for partying by the beach.
The album ends with Tuve, a soothing r&b ballad. I am at awe at the artistâ€™s passionate delivery, as he belts out and build spine-chilling climaxes throughout the song. This song clearly established the whole album and El Papadoâ€™s talent as well.
Canciones de Amor y Derrota is the total musical package. Having the talent to execute this one-of-a-kind collection is just one part of the equation. El PapadoÂ has proved that he is more than just a talent, his precision, creativity, and braveness to take two entirely different genre and blending them flawlessly is what makes this album a must-hear for 2012.
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- Written by Mona
- Published on August 5, 2012