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El Mirador


El Mirador

Tenth studio album from the Arizona-based indie Americana duo John Convertino and Joey Burn featuring vocals from Gaby Moreno and Jairo Zavala

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Americana mainstays’ 10th album offers another supremely effective panoply of tempos, textures and colours that shows they’ve never sounded better
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    This kind of poetic, complex yet approachable music is pure Calexico - though they've branched out over the years with plenty of success, El Mirador shows their roots are as strong as ever
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Richly cinematic and more eclectic than recent efforts. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Cue more mariachi mystery carefully balanced on John Convertino and Joey Burn's tenth studio LP. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Calexico’s 10th studio album — their most Latin-based work to date — is really quite good, sometimes even breathlessly so. It grows on you and deeply rewards repeated listening. And what more could you ask from these cinematic scene-painters?
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Calexico’s El Mirador celebrates the power of community and accentuates the power of togetherness in encouraging political change and discouraging division
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  7. 7.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Calexico’s strongest effort since Algiers. These cheerful tunes make for an immediate, fun affair
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  8. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    While atmosphere and ambiance generally dominate any Calexico offering, El Mirador found Calexico mining a sound that’s decidedly down to earth. It’s a distinctive statement and one that reaffirms their allegiance to those Arizona environs
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