brazilian albums that you have to listen to at least once before you die


9 déc. 2006, 16h42m

yet another list, i know. so, yeah, these are the awesomest brazilian albums of all times, in my opinion (in alphabetical order):

Wave (actually, you should listen to anything by jobim at some point of your life)

Baden Powell & Vinícius De Moraes - os afro-sambas de baden powell & vinícius de moraes

Caetano Veloso [1967]

Caetano Veloso [1969]

Caetano Veloso [1971]

Transa (i could put at least 3 more caetano albums, (the guy is god) but i think that's enough already)

Cartola [1974]

Construção (genius, genius)

Elis Regina e Tom Jobim - elis & tom (for those who don't know, tom jobim = antônio carlos jobim. this is the album with the classic version of águas de março (waters of march); just beautiful)

Gal Costa [não identificado]

Expresso 2222

Gilberto Gil [1968] (probably my favorite tropicália album)

Gilberto Gil [1969]

A Música Livre de Hermeto Pascoal

Amoroso/Brasil (i should listen to joão gilberto more. quoting miles davis: "he could read a newspaper and sound good")

A Tábua De Esmeralda (you should probably check "áfrica brasil", too. i think it's a little bit overrated, though)


Clube Da Esquina (it's actually by Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges, but is lame. this is one of the greatest albums of all times, brazilian or not, btw)

Acabou Chorare

Os Mutantes


Rogério Duprat - a banda tropicalista do duprat (duprat was the producer of tropicália; some call him the "brazilian george martin", but i think he was more inventive than him. this is a cover album, with stuff ranging from Flying to jobim and de moraes' chega de saudade, all with a tropicália touch)

Racional (brazilian funky stuff. it was cooler when it hadn't been released on cd, though ;)

Estudando o samba (todos os olhos, his s/t and 2006's estudando o pagode are also worth checking out)

p.s.: check Hermeto Pascoal playing glass bottles (!!!!) and flute (even when it's under water), while in the water:

artists mentioned:

Antônio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell, Vinícius de Moraes, Baden Powell & Vinícius De Moraes, Caetano Veloso, Cartola, Chico Buarque, Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Hermeto Pascoal, Tom Jobim, Elis Regina & Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, Jorge Ben, Jorge Benjor, Luiz Bonfá, Milton Nascimento, Lô Borges, Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges, Novos Baianos, Os Mutantes, Rogério Duprat, Tim Maia, Tom Zé


  • rafaelm

    does anybody know how to put the video here? i tried copying and pasting the html code that they put on youtube, but it didn't work :/

    9 déc. 2006, 16h58m
  • JimmyEatWorld

    Os Mutantes are one of my favorite bands and I think I'm getting that 1967 self-titled Caetano Veloso album today, so that's another one to mark off the list. I'm gonna have to look into the rest of these.

    9 déc. 2006, 17h22m
  • rafaelm

    yeah, the 1967 is really good. i think i prefer either the 69 or transa, but that's just me. the 67 one is great.

    10 déc. 2006, 15h50m
  • viniciusp

    tu é gay, tu é gay (8) (waters of march). but that's just me.

    12 déc. 2006, 16h17m
  • eduslix

    queria o jacarandá. tá faltando coisa aí, pará.

    21 déc. 2006, 4h04m
  • UncleGropey

    What? No Marissa Monte?

    24 déc. 2006, 17h39m
  • jonig4

    What? No Marissa Monte?

    25 déc. 2006, 0h54m
  • UncleGropey

    What? No Marissa Monte?

    25 déc. 2006, 14h13m
  • pabloidz

    The 1970 and 1971 Tim Maia albums are better than Racional in my opinion, but they're all gorgeous.

    26 déc. 2006, 4h01m
  • hunto1

    Great list. Have you listened to Gil e Jorge. Its by far the best album jorge ben or gilberto gil has ever done.

    26 jan. 2007, 0h37m
  • chrislow

    ...and how about Lo Borges ? (the one with the addidas on the cover) excellent list!

    18 fév. 2007, 15h01m
  • rafaelm

    yeah, lô borges - lô borges is really good, indeed.

    18 fév. 2007, 16h09m
  • lysergicalice

    você é incapaz de matar uma muriçoca..

    28 fév. 2007, 21h45m
  • danirabbit

    gil e jorge é cocô

    5 mars 2007, 3h34m
  • rafaelm

    gil e jorge é massa, qualé

    5 mars 2007, 3h37m
  • eduslix

    cocô é massa

    12 mars 2007, 21h10m
  • lamusemalade

    lô borges - lô borges beto guedes - a página do relâmpago elétrico ♥ nice list.

    19 avr. 2007, 2h03m
  • lamusemalade , talvez. e eu colocaria o araçá azul ali, eu sei que ninguém dá bola e todo mundo diz que é irregular, mas gente, ♥, a começar pela capa.

    19 avr. 2007, 2h07m
  • viva70

    Gil e Jorge is pretty cool, but is not the best album they ever done... Actually they done lots of great stuff by themselves. But I think the Jorge Ben list is a bit small here.. you should have listed at least 5 titles... the guy is a genious. Everybody should listen to Samba Esquema Novo, Negro e Lindo, Jorge Ben (1969) and Africa Brasil. PS:Catequizar gringo e' foda sempre tem uma mala que acha que Marisa Monte e Ivete Sangalo e' legal... Foda e chegar a conclusao que depois de 79 a, musica brasileira foi pro saco.

    26 avr. 2007, 4h11m
  • caetanosfur

    Great list, not only because there's some of my fave brazilian albums ever here, but also because there's several I don't really know. To any list like this, it's tempting to ask, But what about x? But if all the Xs, Ys, and Zs were here, then it would lose the big virtue of being short. I.e., I'm going to listen to Racional and Rogerio Duprat, because you put him on a list that has lots of my faves, but doesn't even include certain albums by Caetano, Jorge Ben's Africa-Brasil, etc. (I'm not sure it's possible, however, to over-rate anything this guy did before 1980, except maybe by putting Gil e Jorge over his other work. But that's just me.) In any case, it's good to have these But what about...s too. I absolutely agree about Clube da Esquinha, and while I like lots of stuff that these guys have done I'd trade all of it away for just this one album.

    30 avr. 2007, 17h21m
  • michalboo

    Wow, thanks for this! *gets tagging*

    24 jan. 2008, 11h02m
  • vbgarcia

    great list. but what about joão gilberto's early albums? in particular, i think that "chega de saudade" (1959) is brilliant. also, i find that "tropicalia" (1968) could have a place in the list.

    18 août 2008, 0h20m
  • rafaelm

    chega de saudade is good, i prefer his 1973 self-titled (the one which starts with águas de março). about tropicália, even though i recognize its significance, it's kind of a "best of". most of the songs that are there are on some album on this list. dimdimbullet, i don't know arthur verocai, but i'll check it out, thanks (answering you more than a year later). caetanosfur, maybe i should have put jorge ben's 69 s/t, and maybe even samba esquema novo, but i think áfrica brasil is kinda boring, actually. i think it's too discoesque for me. to be honest, though, i haven't given it another chance in a while, so maybe i should. anyways, thank you all for your feedback (: but thanks for the feedback, you all (:

    19 août 2008, 22h53m
  • kugayama

    just discovered this - great work. lots of my favourites in the list and some i don't know yet - which makes it even better... thanks!

    29 sept. 2009, 12h18m
  • kugayama

    hey...what about marcos valle??? "previsao do tempo" or "garra" should be in the list!

    29 sept. 2009, 12h22m
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