"Sueños Líquídos" (Liquid Dreams) is an absolute genius of an album. They have a sound that is not too manufactured; a sound where nothing is too extreme or OTT; a sound which is abundantly refreshing. This is Spanish Rock music at its best!
The first track 'Hechicera' begins in a very surreal and psychedelic fashion. When the song gets going, it has a jazzy/reggae feel to it, then in come this lovely Spanish guitar riff to break up the verses. The song is somewhat haunting, but is a very good opener. In fact you'll probably find it hard to resist pressing the repeat button a few times.
The second track (Un lobo por tú amor), starts quite dancey, and has quite a Spanish Vs Counting Crows feel to it. The sound has quite an astonishing similarity to "The Police" and I suppose the lead singer does have quite a similar voice to Sting, but only better.
"Chamán" is definitely one to remember on this album, so exquisite, again haunting, but a great listen. This is a song which grew on me immediately, and the chorus is one that will surely have you singing along! (The CD has the lyrics entailed on the sleeve, so you'll have no problem being a non-Spanish speaker!)
The best song of all, on the album has to be 'Clavado en un bar', (Wrecked in a bar) words cannot describe how cool this track is! I think it's a song which, puts all the sounds of Maná together, summoning them up in 5 minutes! It's a great rock song, and would have your head banging straight away, especially when the van halen solo kicks in.
Maná was introduced to me from talking to a Mexican girl, who explained to me that Maná was the best Latin Rock band, she wasn't wrong.
Maybe this album will encourage you to take up a second language, if not, it will surely inspire you in some other way.