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4.6 out of 5 stars
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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.
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on 9 February 2014
You cannot say too much praise on this band Calexico. and their unique 'Black Borderline' sounds ... reflecting the pathos of Mexico, along with the joy within Mexican Musical culture. if there is to be recognition for new American sound, a kind of Classico, this Tucson Arizona ensemble will take the cake with this "thEIR first complete full-force expression of the refreshing, inspiring music. Hear the song "Crystal Frontier" and weep for Mexico and what their people have brought and will continue to bring -- at great personal heart-breaking cost -- to the USA.
CALEXICO's latest album, Algiers was recorded in New Orleans and also reaches the Gold Standards on modern rock music.

The R-Man

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on 10 September 2017
Very good quality.
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on 11 November 2006
I'd not heard their music before, and bought it in the hope of finding something original. That's what it is - brilliant, moody music from people who use a full range of sounds and instruments but who also know the value of sparse notes and quiet passages and use them to max effect. Great stereo production too.
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on 8 May 2016
Very pleased.
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on 8 August 2013
Despite them being around for a while I was not really aware of the quality of their music until recently played on national radio in NZ when I heard a track from the original version of this CD .I bought the updated deluxe version [2cd] via Amazon and absolutely love it ,particularly the fantastic diversity of sound and style .Going to buy more of their vast catalogue
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on 24 August 2016
Good Quality
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on 23 January 2016
very good
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on 2 November 2015
vibrate Jazz/Mariachi mix. Cannot fault it.
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on 28 December 2012
the item arrived in time, perfect conditions and it's wonderfull! It was not expensive and one of the best calexico' ever!
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