It's hard to describe just how overlooked Veloso is. I'm sure if he'd based himself in the English speaking world he would be side by side with the English speaking greats. Take this album, Livro. What you get is more ideas and passion in any one of the tracks than any Artic Monkeys or White Stripes or modern-day Neil Young. And boy can this man sing. Naturally. No indie squeal or r&b falseness. The bottom line is if you want to listen to music, real music, then Veloso is your man.