Latin Alternative

A La Deriva

Artist: 
Making Movies
Label: 
United Interests Records

Ugh. I’m really sorry for those of you who wanted to get this on your shows earlier, but I hated this album so much that I couldn’t even finish listening to it to review it. I’ve listened to a lot of Latin American Alt in my day, and this is honestly just…no. The lyrics are bland and generic, and even though it’s upbeat and fun (I guess), it’s just unoriginal. To me, this album sounded like a mix of La Ley, Carlos Vives, and Juanes.

Sounds Like: 
Carlos Vives
Sounds Like: 
La Ley
Sounds Like: 
Juanes
Sounds Like: 
Los Lobos
Name: 
Zazil Davis-Vazquez
Date Reviewed: 
11/12/2014

Panamericano

Artist: 
Del Exilio
Label: 
KBZA Music

Panamerican tells a story of traveling through North and South America as a Latin American. While the CD wants to be understood as Indie-Latin, it will be hard to get past the poppy feel of the album, especially songs like track 3 I Got a Mobile Heart. The album is extremely up-beat, without a slow-it-down track on the album. As a english speaking listener I can only comment on the english lyrics and they leave something to be desired. However, this album really aims to please. They have a little sampler of all kinds of genre's with Latin flair. 7.

Sounds Like: 
Indie Baja Men
Sounds Like: 
Indie Ricky Martin
Name: 
Jake Sornsin
Date Reviewed: 
10/16/2013