This is a very difficult album to critique in a dispassionate way. The last time listeners heard from her, on 's grim Titanic Daysshe had just gone through a painful Alegria - Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm she swore that Do Not Answer - Harassment - The Rope wouldn't record another album until she could make a happy one.
Almost eight years later, she did just that. Tropical Brainstorm is, in part, a celebration of the musical traditions of Cuba, Brazil, and Mexico; mambo and samba rhythms are everywhere, and Latin Cast A Shadow - Platinum Blonde - Standing In The Dark bumps up against violins, trombones, and nylon-string guitars on almost every track. But the songs' lyrical themes range more broadly -- while "Mambo de la Luna" is all about the flavor of life in Cuba, "England 2, Colombia 0" is a hilarious tale of romantic treachery and "Us Amazonians" a wry depiction of a matriarchal tropical utopia.
But even when her lyrics cut to the bone, there's an underlying sense of happiness and good humor that was entirely missing from her last album.
And there's the rub. What makes this album so difficult to approach with much critical distance is the fact that MacColl was killed in a boating accident several months after it was completed; she died in the ocean off the coast of Mexico, one of the places that inspired the exuberant and sweet-natured music on this wonderful record.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date April 24, Reminiscing لنا الله = Lana Allah - فضل شاكر, صبحي توفيق, بشار درويش - سهرة طرب = Sahrat Tarab Mischief.
Track Listing. Video Track: Mambo de la Luna. Kirsty MacColl. Mambo de Alegria - Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm Luna. In These Shoes? Here Comes That Man Again. England 2, Columbia 0. Nao Esperando. Us Amazonians. Wrong Again. Designer Life. Golden Heart. Things Happen.
Good for Me. Spotify Amazon. Treachery Kirsty MacColl. Autumngirlsoup Kirsty MacColl. Celestine Kirsty MacColl. England 2, Columbia 0 Kirsty MacColl. Wrong Again Kirsty MacColl. Designer Life Kirsty MacColl. Head Kirsty MacColl. Golden Heart Kirsty MacColl.
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