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Gogol Bordello
Trans-Continental Hustle - COLUMBIA/American
FILTER Grade: 84%

By Jonathan Falcone on May 13, 2010


Gogol Bordello

Based on Eugene Hütz’s experiences in Brazil, the newest from Gogol still sounds completely Roman gypsy—but with even more tongue in the cheek. The opening of “Pala Tute” tells of a childhood love to accordions and fiddles, whereas “Break the Spell” pairs twin guitar licks with the lyric, “Just because I come from Roma camp up on the hill/they put me in a school for the mentally ill.” Though Hütz might be out of whack, this album is surely no loser. JONATHAN FALCONE

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