Atlas

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
With Atlas, Latin rock quintet Kinky move closer to actual rock than the electronic pop of their 2001 debut allowed. But contagious numbers like "Minotauro," built from a great twangy riff, and the breezy, acoustic shuffle of "Not Afraid" clearly put these Monterrey, Mexico, natives in the company of modern stateside pop groups like Sugar Ray. That's not to say the Gil Cerezo-fronted outfit avoids its roots, as traditional South American rhythms on "The Headphonist" create an ideal forum for Cake vocalist John McCrea's spoken observations on sound. Although some might argue that McCrea's visit on track number two is distracting, coming about nine songs too early, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
With Atlas, Latin rock quintet Kinky move closer to actual rock than the electronic pop of their 2001 debut allowed. But contagious numbers like "Minotauro," built from a great twangy riff, and the breezy, acoustic shuffle of "Not Afraid" clearly put these Monterrey, Mexico, natives in the company of modern stateside pop groups like Sugar Ray. That's not to say the Gil Cerezo-fronted outfit avoids its roots, as traditional South American rhythms on "The Headphonist" create an ideal forum for Cake vocalist John McCrea's spoken observations on sound. Although some might argue that McCrea's visit on track number two is distracting, coming about nine songs too early, the musical flow isn't deterred for long, as the edgy, percussive "Snapshot" affirms. Speaking of Cake, "Airport Feelings" recalls those Californians at their quirkiest and most likable, although Cerezo's paranoia over air travel loses something in the translation to English. He's best served sticking to his native Spanish, as his commendable vocal performance on "Presidente" -- augmented by the undeniably hard, thumping funk groove of his bandmates -- exhibits.
Entertainment Weekly - Marc Weingarten
This Mexican quintet whips up a party vibe with an open bar and no curfew. (B+)
Blender - Andrew Harrison
The most original spin on indie-pop in years.

The most original spin on indie-pop in years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2003
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003033824
  • Catalog Number: 30338
  • Sales rank: 118,709

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Presidente (3:22)
  2. 2 The Headphonist (4:55)
  3. 3 Snapshot (3:07)
  4. 4 Salta-Lenin-El-Atlas (3:44)
  5. 5 Do U Like It? (4:42)
  6. 6 Airport Feelings (3:25)
  7. 7 Pos Que Se Vengan (4:21)
  8. 8 Minotauro (3:49)
  9. 9 Not Afraid (3:09)
  10. 10 My God Is So Quiet (3:01)
  11. 11 María José (4:25)
  12. 12 Semillas de Menta (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kinky Primary Artist
John McCrea Guest Appearance
John Pantle Trombone
Gilberto Cerezo Group Member
Ulises Lozano Group Member
Carlos Chairez Group Member
Omar Gongora Drums, Group Member
Cesar Pliego Group Member
Technical Credits
Thom Russo Engineer, Vocal Producer
Itaal Shur Composer
Chris Allison Executive Producer
Kinky Composer, Producer, Art Direction
Mina Kang Groomer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    As good if not better than the first C.D.

    Very good. Lots of variety in music. All in all has LOTS of rythm!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kinky......

    This Cd is amazing even if, like me, you don't know a word of Spanish. It is odd dance music at its best, and it worth listening to at anytime, especially 'My God is so Quiet'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John McCrea helped this album!!!

    In the current review published on this website it descibes that John McCrea as being "distracting". I completely disagree. Putting "The Headphonist" as song number 2, I agree, was wrong. For the fact, you want to hear John McCrea more. His voice is so distinctive and full of jive. It made the rest of the album half of what it could have been! .

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