Top positive review
Enjoyable listening, excellent re-play value.
on 29 March 2016
A great album - I've lost count of the number of times we've played it while cooking or relaxing. I can't say the remixes do much for me (these are what cost it the fifth star for its rating), but even so this still provides 16 enjoyable tracks which reward you for listening to this as an album. I was led to listen to Calexico based on their contribution to the OST for Collateral, one of my favourite films, so was pleasantly surprised when I listened to Feast of Wire.
I fear to tread into conversations that attempt to characterise most music, even more so with varied groups like Calexico. There is a mix of electronic, jazz and folk with a distinct influence from Latin America. This makes for a pleasurable listening experience with some excellent and addictive motifs that recur through the album (Pepita, Whipping the Horse's Eye and No Doze).
In short, to paraphrase another reviewer, it's a cracker. I'd thoroughly recommend it.