Sergio Lagos – “Solo” (2007)

I first learned about Sergio Lagos on Twitter where I reviewed his most current album, CosmosAfter that, I got three other albums from his record label, including his debut album, SOLO.

To go back in time, Sergio began his career as a journalist and then a radio and television personality, and now finally a musician. In 2007, Sergio Lagos released his first album with Joe Chiccarelli, who had worked in the past with The White Stripes, Tori Amos, and Beck. The level of talent involved with a debut album is incredible, and it shows how good the music is as a whole.

Sergio’s album begins with a song called, “33”, which reminds me like INXS. It is has a very upbeat rock sound that makes you want to get up, bounce around, and sing. But then the music switches gears and becomes this very mellow folk-rock album with a dreamy undertone. The song, “Es Pop” brings the tempo back up again and then we are brought back to a dream-like state. The back and forth of the album keeps it fresh, but can be a tad annoying as I want more music like “33” and “Es Pop”.

There are 13 tracks to the album and about half of them are upbeat, while they intertwine those songs with a dreamy folk feel. Overall, I enjoyed the album. There are songs I like more than others and when I combine the songs from this album with my daily listening music, Sergio Lagos’ “SOLO” will be a very good welcome.

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