Interesting and refreshing
I don't think one can fully appreciate the album until you listen to the originals. Then you realize how genius these covers are. "Rock with You" finds him sweetly off key, like a boyfriend who got drunk one night and confessed his feelings, a marked departure from Michael Jackson's suave approach. I know - strange. But it works. And that's the case with this whole album. "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" is the ultimate in chill. "Cirandar" brings a heft and grittiness that's not there in the original peppy Brazilian samba. "The Model" morphs into a strange reggae acid trip, while "Girl You Move Me" is given a total rock makeover. Seu Jorge and Almaz is an album that's meant to be savored. It grows on you. The instrumentation, the inflections in his voice. These covers are surprising and reveal something new with each listen. All in all, this album just makes sense.
The album is great! Seu Jorge's voice is just amazing and the band gave these already known songs another perspective! I love it!
By Current Rotation
First, this is not typical Seu Jorge, so if you are wanting some of that great stuff, be forewarned, this is different. That being said, this record is awesome! Great arrangements/performances all around.
Jorge- Get back to your roots!
This ''detour'' is a trainwreck. Michael Jackson covers in bad english?? Come on.Just saw the show in Miami. Everyone that knows your music was dissappointed and wanted their money back. The only ones that were into the new album don't understand brazilian music!
Wake up before you find yourself without your fans to buy records and go to your shows.
Finally a cool new record (from some of the best musicians in Brasil), that breaks all the rules and blow's your mind. Great for lounging, parties and driving around or whatever. Seu Jorge is cool as can be on vocals, Lucio and Puplio on guitar and drums are wicked as ever and Antonio is holding it all down on the bass. Killer record to have and share for everyone, enjoy!