The trajectory Ciudad took from Happy Bear to Follow the Leader, isn't quite slanted and enchanted turning into bright corners until terror twilight comes in. See, Pavement references Ella Fitzgerald, not Helmet; Ciudad, on the other hand, echoes Korn, the fathers-in-denial of the bastard sub-genre called Nu Metal. Maybe they're more like The Dead Milkmen, who… Continue reading Follow the Leader (Ciudad, 2012)
Note: This was originally written in September 2016, around the time everyone was going crazy over a TV ad featuring the Eraserheads. “We grew up listening to the music from the best decade ever.” … Continue reading Have you ever wished you were a 90’s kid? FYI, the 2000’s was awesome too!
Sadly, this would be the last of the fuzz/fun side of Ciudad. After this album, they got more sober, their lyrics started to make sense, and most of all, they seem to have lost most of the fun---and the fuzz. It's Like A Magic is hardly on par with Ciudad’s first two albums, but when… Continue reading It’s Like A Magic (Ciudad, 2005)