Rodrigo y Gabriela
9 Dead Alive - ATO
FILTER Grade: 78%
By Daniel Kohn on June 20, 2014
On their fifth studio effort, the Mexican duo return to their roots with the dueling salsa-meets-flamenco guitars that caught on with fans in the first place. Each song is dedicated to an artist they respect, and thus, the guitarists pay tribute in a way that’s flashy and adventurous, yet sees them intricate and technically proficient. Sometimes going back to what works can be a crutch and creatively stifling, but for Rodrigo y Gabriela, it’s a welcome return.