The sounds this band hears in its collective head inspire a global-minded groove with a generous intercontinental flavor. The ensemble bounces from "Pussy," a dancehall riddim that combines raunch and class, as singer Sabina Sciubba describes the ordeal of a pretty woman walking down a street filled with hustlers and drug dealers, to the straight-ahead disco pulse of "Dance Till the Morning." There are sentimental cabaret ballads such as "Ships in the Night," which possesses a delirious, reverb-drenched vibraphone and Hawaiian guitar fills. On these slower, moody numbers, Sciubba's vocals are sincere, delivered without a trace of the irony that many bands use to mask their lack of real feeling. Brazilian Girls don't shy away from emotion; even their most lighthearted melodies are sharp and soulful, which gives one hope for the future of romantic sentiment and genuine affection in pop music.
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