6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2006
Great combination of bouncy ska meeting sexy latin. "Oye Compay Juan" is a fantastic party song, if it doesn't move your feet then you need your head examined. "No Me Desesperes" seems a hybrid cumbia skank ,"Tabú" feels like its an upbeat throw back to great music from the 50's. There's a few softer cuban classics & a few tongue in cheek ska tracks which are OK, not to be taken seriously just pure fun & enjoyment. Natty keep stepping!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2008
I love this album.
To add to the other comments: it has lyrics printed in both English and Spanish (great for me, learning Spanish), along with slightly sycophantic, but none-the-less very interesting background notes to the songs.
I really recommend it! (along with Chapeando from Van Van if you are looking for Cuban 'salsa' style music)
I bought this album after seeing the band perform live, never having even heard of them previously. Their live performance of Ska / Cuban style music was vibrant and fun - and expertly played by a relatively young band and this album and their other albums I have bought capture the atmosphere of their live performance and their excellent musicianship perfectly. It is difficult to pick out a highlight track as the whole album hangs together well and is one best heard in its entirety. Combining the best of Caribbean music, this album works well and is one I shall continue to play regularly.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 12 February 2006
The first album was good but this is magnificent- it just wants to make you dance ! The production by Peter Scott is terrific and replicates the sound of the band live ( saw them twice in 2005 and they were brilliant)- if you like Ska or Reggae or Rock Steady buy this and go and see them if you get the chance.