Why is Rosalia De Souza’s Garota Moderna on my best 1,000 albums ever list?
Brazilian and bossa nova roots with a modern upbeat lounge feel.
What does Rosalia De Souza’s Garota Moderna mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?
There’s something about a great bossa nova song that puts you in a good mood, a chill mood, a mood that breeds positivity and good will in this strange age. And that’s what “Bossa 31” represents to me, with its bossa nova roots and modern upbeat lounge feel.
And indeed, the album’s title, Garota Moderna, if we’re to believe our friends at Google Translate, translates from Portuguese to Modern Girl, which absolutely makes sense with regard to the vibe of the album.
“Maria Moita” leans even more into a lively modern lounge sound meshed with a fantastic Brazilian vibe that evokes far flung beaches, sun tans, lounges, and cocktails that are difficult to pronounce but easy to sip down.
And indeed “Maria Moita” appears to be a cover from the great Sergio Mendes’ original.
I actually prefer the De Souza version, but both are really fun and a great mood setter.
Pop culture stuff that’s somehow related to Rosalia De Souza’s Garota Moderna
There’ll be time aplenty to get into this, but Garota Moderna puts me in the mood to throw on Beck’s outstanding bossa nova-flavored “Tropicalia.”
I’m an enormous Mad Men fan, and Season 2’s “The Jet Set,” where we see Don Draper surprisingly (if not shockingly) bail out on his regular life for a spell with some well moneyed vagabonds while ostensibly on a business trip to Los Angeles. I jus feel like Garota Moderna would fit in well on this crew’s playlist (even circa 1962!).
Personal stuff that’s somehow related to Rosalia De Souza’s Garota Moderna
On a final note, speaking of the Moderna in Garota Moderna: get vaxxed up people, you know what I’m saying?
Some stats & info about Rosalia De Souza – Garota Modena
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Bossa Nova, Acid Jazz, Electronic Music, Brazilian Music
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – 4 out of 5 stars
- When was Garota Moderna released? 2007
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #965 out of 1,000
Rosalia De Souza’s Garota Moderna on Spotify
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.
But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective take on what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.