Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Julión Álvarez Y Su Norteño Banda – El Amor De Su Vida

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Thomas Inskeep: Hopelessly romantic oom-pah norteño, for which I am a complete and utter sucker.

Alfred Soto: Self-mocking and grand, and the horns are pitched at the appropriate levels of self-mocking and grand. 

Brad Shoup: You know, I gotta stop weighing the vocals against the intro. The brass arrives like waves of reinforcements before a defense is even established, and that’s enough. Álvarez passes off shakiness as emotion, but he’s rescued time and again by a sympathetic rhythm section and a boisterous set of horns.

Will Adams: The horns upstage Julión so completely and quickly that one wonders whether the band name should be flipped around.

Patrick St. Michel: I’m not one to embrace a ballad, but let some big horn blurts do their thing over it, and I’ll pay way more attention than usual.

Ramzi Awn: Composed beautifully and sweetly sung, “El Amor De Su Vida” sounds like a midnight dance that you can’t quite remember, but won’t ever forget. 

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One Response to “Julión Álvarez Y Su Norteño Banda – El Amor De Su Vida”

  1. Is there a link to how the Controversy ranking is calculated? I’ve always been curious, especially on entries like these.