Freedom Is Free

Album Review of Freedom Is Free by Chicano Batman.

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Freedom Is Free

Chicano Batman

Freedom Is Free by Chicano Batman

Release Date: Mar 3, 2017
Record label: ATO
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Latin

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Freedom Is Free - Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

PopMatters - 90
Based on rating 9/10
90

The immediate impression you get upon hearing Freedom Is Free, the latest album from L.A.'s Chicano Batman, is that of an old, battered, obscure album from 1972 that you found in your cool uncle's vinyl collection. Or maybe it's something you discover while aimlessly browsing a flea market. The music has that kind of authenticity. The thing is, it's brand new music.

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AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Hitting the good groove may seem like a simple thing, but it's not. (If it were, anyone could have been James Brown, and a quick spin through his catalog confirms that's impossible.) And the ability to move the crowd can be used to say any number of things. Musical shape-shifters Chicano Batman have drawn from a rich variety of sources for their third album, 2017's Freedom Is Free -- Brazilian Tropicalia, Latin funk, vintage American soul, and R&B, shades of Afrobeat, and psychedelia of all sorts.

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