Top critical review
Not as good as "Gypsy Punks"
on 12 June 2010
Nowhere near as good an album as Gogol Bordello's "Gypsy Punks" but Super Taranta! has some excellent songs on it. I'd rate "Ultimate" as the best song, and "Wonderlust King" as a goodie too. "Alcohol" is also good (although a bit darker and more depressing!)
If you like Gogol Bordello then you'll probably be faithful to them and everything they do, and consequently forgive this album for its shortfalls (lack of exciting energy, too few really good songs). If you wanted an introduction to the band then I wouldn't buy this album. It comes in third place as far as I am concerned - behing "Gypsy Punks" and their most recent "Trans-Continental Hustle".
Still, I am glad I own it for the goos songs it DOES have!