After severing ties with EMI, hugely popular Spanish duo Amaral surprised their audience with their hardest-sounding work to date on Hacia Lo Salvaje, the first release for their own label. This ostensible electric guitar rock album attempts to eschew the band's somewhat misguided reputation as a regular dispenser of cute pop tunes by offering a concise collection of 12 bittersweet songs about mixed feelings, dreams of escape, tales of outcasts, and nostalgia for innocence lost, sung with newfound urgency by Eva Amaral -- see for instance the lead single title track. While it does not contain the obvious hits of previous Amaral releases, fans may actually find Hacia Lo Salvaje to be a more consistent album, one whose appeal grows rather than diminishes with repeated listening.
|Hacia Lo Salvaje||Amaral||4:14|
|Si las Calles Pudieran Hablar||Amaral||3:02|
|Esperando un Resplandor||Amaral||3:03|
|Cuando Suba la Marea||Amaral||4:25|
|Como un Martillo en la Pared||Amaral||2:58|
|Hoy Es el Principio del Final||Amaral||4:13|
|Van Como Locos||Amaral||3:32|