However, Charles Hale over on Ninebullets summed up my thoughts on Translation Wave while reviewing an album that I passed on myself: at first, I heard a lot of noise. But I also heard something else, some virtue behind the distortion. After a few listens, I've come to appreciate the music. I still can't articulate what that virtue is, exactly, but I urge you to give Translation Wave a few listens.
So I still don't know what separates the noise rock wheat from the chaff, but El Cantador is certainly the cream of the crop.
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