Atlas (2003) Finding the perfect beat that resides somewhere in between cumbia and crunk funk, this Mexican quintet whips up a party vibe with an open bar… 2003-11-18 Kinky World
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Atlas (2003)

Kinky | KINKY PARTY The Mexican quintet's latest album sets a perfect beat that straddles the line between cumbia and crunk funk
KINKY PARTY The Mexican quintet's latest album sets a perfect beat that straddles the line between cumbia and crunk funk
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 18, 2003; Lead Performance: Kinky; Genre: World

Finding the perfect beat that resides somewhere in between cumbia and crunk funk, this Mexican quintet whips up a party vibe with an open bar and no curfew. But Atlas, their second CD, gives Kinky's vacuum-tight sound some breathing room, so the insistent beats are tapped out with real drums, and the lyrics articulate a surreal eroticism (''I've got these airport feelings all over you'') that suggests lots of hang time with ex–tour mates the Flaming Lips. Don't stop till you get enough.

Originally posted Nov 25, 2003 Published in issue #740 Dec 05, 2003 Order article reprints