11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lhasa de Sela cast a spell upon the world music scene with her atmospheric debut, which uses Mexican folk to probe the human condition. How much can a heart take before it shatters? Lhasa investigates with her remarkable voice, a woozy contralto that seems to carry a lifetime of experience in its depths. “De Cara a la Pared” may find the singer crying, face to the wall, but she’s no shrinking violet—on “Por Eso Me Quedo,” the lyrics are resigned but the delivery is furious.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lhasa de Sela cast a spell upon the world music scene with her atmospheric debut, which uses Mexican folk to probe the human condition. How much can a heart take before it shatters? Lhasa investigates with her remarkable voice, a woozy contralto that seems to carry a lifetime of experience in its depths. “De Cara a la Pared” may find the singer crying, face to the wall, but she’s no shrinking violet—on “Por Eso Me Quedo,” the lyrics are resigned but the delivery is furious.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Breathtaking

brookenmurphy

Lhasa's debut album, "The Long Road," was captivating from the very first chord of the very first song. Featuring songs in Spanish, French, and English; I was immediately impressed by this artist's profound versatility, notwithstanding the passion with which she delivered each song.

This album is no different. From the very first song, there is that tell-tale passion and sensuality that lets you know exactly who you're listening to. Lhasa del Sela is the perfect album to put on repeat in the CD player. Not a single song should be skipped, not a single lyrics missed. Allow her to to caress the senses.. and while you're at it.. why don't you get yourself some authentic Mexican food and cervezo ;)

Selections?

gkp621

Who on earth made these selections? You can only hear Lhasa's voice on a couple of the previews, and then usually only for a couple of seconds. I'm sold on the musical part, but I'd like to know what her voice sounds like, too.

Poetic Andalusia

xcliff

This is grand poetic music from Spain. It is mythical, atmospheric and timeless. The orchestration is suberb, the singing of the highest order. This is the art of modern Spain reworking its past to dramatic effect. Highly recommended.

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