El Que Busca Encuentra

With a blend of nonchalance and gusto, Mexican pop/rock quintet Elefante sings mostly about love with little pretense, the simplicity of troubadours, and the impact of truly good songwriting.

With a blend of nonchalance and gusto, Mexican pop/rock quintet Elefante sings mostly about love with little pretense, the simplicity of troubadours, and the impact of truly good songwriting. There's nothing trite or cheesy about this organically conceived and executed album, which veers from the comical ("Gordito Tracks," arranged with percussion and a piano tumbao) to the heartfelt (the dreamy "Milagro de Amor" and the beautiful "Beatriz"), with smatterings of Spain and the Caribbean provided along the way. Deliberately underproduced (even keeping harmonies to a minimum), El Que Busca Encuentra nevertheless consistently soars, buoyed by wonderful melodies, elegant phrasing, and persuasive delivery.—LC
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