Sinners & Saints

Album Review of Sinners & Saints by Raul Malo.

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Sinners & Saints

Raul Malo

Sinners & Saints by Raul Malo

Release Date: Oct 5, 2010
Record label: Fantasy
Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock

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Sinners & Saints - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

PopMatters - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Raul Malo has a big voice, the kind that gets him compared to Roy Orbison and opera singers. His clear tenor instrument has won him many admirers, especially the distaff kind. I caught him perform at one show in Austin where the late Governor Ann Richards, model Jerry Hall, and singer Rachel Fuller all squealed like schoolgirls in delight at his manly vocalizations.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Raul Malo pushed himself with Sinners & Saints. He wrote five of the disc's nine tracks and included four covers that fit into his plan. He demoed them at his home studio in Nashville on electric guitar. He then took them to Bismeux Studio in Austin, TX. He played numerous instruments himself and ….

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BBC Music
Their review was positive

He manages to make downer sentiments sound rather cheerful. Martin Longley 2011 On the opening title-track from this former Maverick's latest disc, it takes Malo two minutes before he opens his mouth to sing. It's a grand entrance, heralded by a rush of retro-kitsch Mariachi surf music, which just about sums up where the artist is at, nowadays. Lip-splitting trumpet, Farfisa-oid organ trots, and a skipping beat presage the high drama of Malo's entrance.

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