Kinky

Rock and roll riffs scraping against Latin beats and filtered through a synthesizer is the signature sound of the Mexican five-piece band Kinky. Sounding as if they grew up listening to New World Order on Latin radio during Mexico’s dusty summers, Kinky produced an eclectic mix one wouldn’t think would work, but somehow it does. Damn well, too.


Straight rock and electronic pop are effortlessly balanced on top of the propulsive Latin beats that drive the 12 infectious tracks of Atlas and John McCrea of Cake stops by to do the vocals on the track "The Headphonist." It’s a bit strange that this is the second song on the album, impeding the momentum of the band’s sound, but it’s nothing they don’t recover from.


Kinky’s sophomore effort is a brilliant and heady piece of pop music construction.

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