My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Vento De Maio was released in 1978. It appears to be the same album (according to discogs) as her 1980 release Elis, with the tracks in a different order. In truth though, I’m not sure if this is the album referred to in the book or not. If anyone has a correction, I would be happy to re-listen to the correct album. Elis was her last studio release before her death in 1982.
What I think: I think I’ve said it before, but I can’t really get into music with lyrics that aren’t in English. I’m aware it is a personal deficit, but that’s the way it is. That being said, this is maybe some of my most liked non-English music in this project. There is a lot of energy in the music and certainly in her voice. It’s certainly pleasant… It’s just not engaging.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? It’s a tough one… even though it makes me feel close minded, I have to say let’s skip it.
Rating (Out of 5) 1.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (311/409)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 76%