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Top 5 World Music Best Sellers For June 7th-June 14th

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, June 16, 2009 01:31am | Post a Comment
Top 5 World Music Best Sellers June 7-14

1. Aventura-Last (New York/Dominican Republic)
2. Los Amigos Invisibles- Commercial (Venezuela)
3. Federico Aubele- Amatoria (Argentina)
4. V/A- Love Is Love (Africa)
5. Serge Gainsbourg- Historie De Melody Nelson (France)

The self-proclaimed Kings of Bachata ran away with the top spot on Amoeba Hollywood's World Music top five. Aventura sold enough to get on Amoeba Hollywood's overall top ten (a rare feat for our little section of the store), along with new releases from Mos Def, Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth and J Dilla. Aventura, along with Wisin & Yandel, is the soundtrack to many lovesick teenage Urban Latinos in matching Kobe Bryant jerseys. It's the kind of sickly sweet stuff that you dedicate to your girl or guy if you love them or if they broke your heart.

Although this was an conscious attempt to make a mainstream album, Los Amigos Invisibles' latest, Commercial, stays the course that the band has been on for fifteen years. Remember what was often said about The Grateful Dead? “It's not that they're the best at what they do, it's that they're the only ones who do what they do?" That's certainly the case with Los Amigos Invisible. If you love their unique take on Latin Disco with loungy undertones, Commercial won't disappoint.

Federico Aubele’s electronic dub meets Tango and acoustic music has many fans, including Argentineans, KCRW heads and people who love Thievery Corporation. Maybe they are all one in the same? Nevertheless, they go gaga for this guy. It’s perfect background music for a cafĂ© or perhaps that mood music for driving or for that soundtrack for the mini-movie inside your head. There are also remixes on vinyl of some of these tracks as well as some from his previous release, Panamericana, which bump a little more than the CD versions.

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Amoeba Hollywood Latin Charts For July/August

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, August 18, 2008 10:33pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Hollywood’s Top Selling Latin Music for the months of July & August:

Julieta Venegas - MTV Unplugged
Manu Chao - Clandestino
Eydie Gorme Y Los Panchos - Cantan En Español
Ximena Sarinaña - Mediocre
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
Quetzal - Die Cowboy Die
Thalia - Lunada
Mana - Arde El Cielo
Molotov - Donde Jugaran Las Niñas (reissue)
Belanova - Fantasia Pop

With the power of MTV Tr3s behind her and a great line-up of special guests, Julieta Venegas not only has sold the most CD’s but also DVD’s in the Latin Rock section. Manu Chao continues to sell a gazillion CDs, capturing the # 2 & 4 spots. A surprise at number 3 is Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos’ 1964 classic, Cantan En Español, getting the mom vote. Ximena Sarinaña is the latest Mexican actress to release an album. She has already gone gold in Mexico and is not doing too bad at the store either. Local favs Quetzal have outsold major label artists like Thalia and Mana at Amoeba Hollywood despite having no label, no radio or video play and very little promotion. Ah, Amoeba, the great equalizer!

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