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Brazilion Girls

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 15 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B0006M4UB2
  • Other Editions: LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,794 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Homme
2. Don't Stop
3. Lazy Lover
4. Sirenes De La Fete
5. Corner Store
6. Long
7. Pussy
8. Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Thoughts Are Free)
9. All We Have
10. Dance Toll The Morning Sun
11. Me Gustas Cuando Callas
12. Ships In The Night

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Brazilian Girls' self-titled album has a very broad appeal & at the same time makes an important contribution to the artpop-dance community. Fans of the band from that community include Bebel Gilberto, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Thievery Corporation, N'dea Davenport, Chocolate Genius, Citizen Cope, Mushroom from Massive Attack, DJ 'Little' Louie Vega, Los Amigos Invisibles, & DJ Nickodemus (to name a few).


"Brazilian Girls" is a name designed to steer you to the "wrong" sites in a Web search, and the not-so-thinly-veiled innuendo (one chorus is "Pussy pussy pussy marijuana") doesn't help. But Brazilian Girls are more seductive than salacious. And except for one, they aren't girls. The one who is, Italian-born Sabina Sciubba, is a former jazz singer who has the hipper-than-thou chanteuse thing going: a cigarette dangling from her lips, a beret cocked sideways on her head, black-stockinged legs crossed suggestively. At least she sure sounds that way. Sciubba sits astride bass lines that insinuate themselves like a sideways glance in a smoky bar as a sensual mix of live drumming and gritty trip-hop lounge grooves skew off the side of late-night alcohol-clouded vision. The English, French, Spanish, and German-language lyrics and Weill/Brecht-meets-Baja Marimba Band horns only add to the delirious dislocation. With a sophisticated electronic palette, Brazilian Girls exude that hip retro-future sound that propelled Deee-Lite back in 1990. Hopefully they won't also be one-hit wonders. --John Diliberto

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This is my first review here on amazon, even though I read alot of others. I just had to say something about this CD. I picked it up on a whim, while visiting Toronto, shopping in Sam's for the new Theivery Corporation, Cosmic Game. I love the voice of their lead singer, she sounds alittle like the artist Rosey. There is a real european feel to this CD, as the songs are sung in four different languages. Great lounge like tunes and some nice danceable tunes. Different stuff, not top forty, refreshing. Interesting sounds with a solid bass and drum beat throughout. I gave it four stars because I am an avid collector of music, so a five is ultra special.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa6ebbbf4) out of 5 stars 52 reviews
78 of 86 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6ec8744) out of 5 stars A Dangerous Fling July 20 2005
By S. L. Winant - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
You are on a business trip in Europe. After the meeting, you head to a club and meet a woman too alluring to ignore. She's the dangerous type...long legs and exotic features, fluent in several languages with a free-floating intellect. The kind of woman with an insatiable sex drive ("Don't Stop," "Pussy"), who will run out at 3:00AM for ice cream only to get waylaid by street musicians ("Corner Market"), who comes back to give you life advice ("Long"), quote Pablo Neruda ("Me Gustas Cuando Callas"), and make you dance in your hotel room ("Dance Until the Morning Sun"). And then she'll be gone in the morning ("Ships in the Night").

The musical soundtrack to this affair: a little Electro and House, a little reggae, touches of Esquivel-like lounge, and the spices of Bahia and Rio. Stewed like a femme-fatale version of Soul Coughing, and a little like Howie B's "Suck It and See" imaginary porn. Lo'Jo's errant daughter.

Tasty, risky, unforgettable. How can you resist?
84 of 93 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6ec8798) out of 5 stars Beyond great, beyond hip Feb. 10 2005
By John Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If Sex and the City were still being made for HBO, the sounds of Brazilian Girls would no doubt provide the background for Carrie and Co. sipping cocktails in a hip Manhattan lounge. After all, the cosmopolitan mix of Bossa Nova, trip-hop, jazz, dance, and reggae grooves almost sounds too good to play in a room by yourself...this is party music that needs to be shared, and loudly. "Homme," "Lazy Lover," and "Corner Store" are all slick-but-not-too-slick retro-lounge fare, while "Don't Stop" and "Sirenes de la Fete" come to the party only to head straight for the dancefloor. Even the offputting title "Pu**y" leads you to the sunniest, catchiest of tracks that will no doubt be blaring over countless pool parties this summer. What seals the deal is the revelation that while they apparently have many musical influences, Brazilian Girls' ambrosia still sounds like virtually no one else on the current music scene. American mainstream radio will probably never be hip enough to spin something so unique, but a faithful cult following is surely beginning to form. If you ever need a definition of "cool," forget the dictionary and check this out instead.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Taleatia Vincent-Clark - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ok, so, picture the ultimate club/party/event that you want to be at. The one with the most attractive people, the best booze, and just a high level of overall excellence. This is the music that's playing at that party. Sorry, just had to get that off my chest...Brazilian Girls remind of a little bit of Portishead but more worldly and without the incessant depression. The term "Trip-hop" definitely springs to mind but there's more to this record than just that. I'm no expert, but I hear some reggae influence as well as other types of "World" music (for lack of a better term) that I can't pinpoint. The combination of live bass and drums and programmed beats result in tracks that are both sultry and fun and the laid back, breathy vocals are just beautiful and perfect. This band also posesses a toungue-in-cheek seductive quality and a sense of humor (see tracks "Pussy" and "Lazy Lover"). This cd makes me happy when I listen to it. If this band doesn't blow up huge than I don't know anything.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6ec8f90) out of 5 stars Color Girls! June 30 2005
By Dogville - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Whatever your mood may be at any moment, put this CD on and you'll find yourself that much happier than before. Brazilian Girls, a tongue in cheek name for a band, revels in funk, dance, electronic and lounge music, gliding through from one genre to another effortlessly.

If you have heard Don't Stop, you are only at the beginning. In fact, Don't Stop with its funky electronic beats and naughty lyrics is almost as uncharacteristic of this self-titled debut as it can be. You will be bowled over by the breezy lounge of All We Have, Ships In The Night and Me Gustas Cuando Callas or the incessant funk of Pussy and Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Thoughts Are Free).

As for me, this is one CDthat I have been playing from start to end as if it's a daily ritual for me. Best of 2005, definitely.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6e573d0) out of 5 stars Sexy, worldy and groovy. Feb. 21 2005
By Chibi-Cub - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There is no need to hit the skip or shuffle button on your player when listening to this perfect "lounge" album. Usually most c.d's have that one annoying song that just knocks the flow of an album out of rhythm. You know what I mean. "Brazilian Girls" has that unyielding groove that most legendary albums obtain. This album is very unique, almost too unique to compare it to other groups. I have yet to hear another band that can make bossa nova sound "edgy" without totally slaughtering it's integrity. It does have some Portishead like qualities, it's just not a fair comparisson. Brazilain Girls' sound is like if Ian Pooley and Esquivel had a child, weened by Poe, who grows up listening to Cafe Tacuba and Sublime in France. !!! I know... it's a crazy discription but the most apropriate in my opinion. Anyways, check it out. You won't be disappointed.