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Miss Colombia by Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimienta

Miss Colombia

Release Date: Apr 17, 2020

Genre(s): Electronic, Latin, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Latin Pop, South American Traditions, Afro-Colombian

Record label: Anti-


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Album Review: Miss Colombia by Lido Pimienta

Exceptionally Good, Based on 2 Critics

Exclaim - 90
Based on rating 9/10

The follow-up to Lido Pimienta's Polaris Prize win for 2016's La Papessa, Miss Colombia displays an artist who has a clear vision combined with a desire to experiment with sounds. Working alongside the production skills of Prince Nifty (Les Mouches' Matt Smith), some songs, like "No Pude," crackle with electricity, others, like "Quiero Que Me Salves" with Colombian percussion troupe Sexteto Tabalá, showcase Pimienta's voice over Afro-Colombian rhythms. "Nada," a duet with Li Saumet of Bomba Estéreo is a revelation – an ethereal hymn to motherhood and sacrifice. Each song is different, and different is good. Very, very good. .

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Pitchfork - 80
Based on rating 8.0/10

When Lido Pimienta recorded her first EP, Color, in 2010, her then-husband produced every track and refused to teach her how. It was, she said, "a way of keeping me dependent on him." Nine years and one divorce later, Pimienta does things differently. She recorded the majority of Miss Colombia in her home studio, wrote and arranged each song herself, and co-produced the album with fellow Torontonian Prince Nifty.

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