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Hotel Valentine

Cibo Matto - 2014

In my experience, when a band whose clout belongs as specifically to the 90s as a band like Cibo Matto releases a new album (particularly after a long hiatus) - there's only two ways it's going to play out. It's either going to adequately hold a candle to the band in their heyday or, it's going to be a mildly embarrassing dirge of inspiration-less songs. Thankfully "Hotel Valentine" is the former. Cibo Matto at their best, on "Viva! La Woman" delivers an overall pleasant and listenable collection of songs. Some really standout and a few are sleepers. Same thing this time around. There's some beautifully fun pop on here and a few filler songs (Emerald Tuesday, Lobby and Maid Song come to mind). Throw it on and try to remember when death and taxes were the furthest thing from your mind.

Posted by Greg



Good job Greg!

Posted over 5 years ago by TambegifTambe

Posted: 04/02/2014

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Greg ranks this as the
#7 favorite album of 2014