A Foreign Sound How perfect for Brazil's most sensual singer to take on America's most swoon-worthy songs. In the first all-English album of Veloso's decades-long career, he applies… A Foreign Sound How perfect for Brazil's most sensual singer to take on America's most swoon-worthy songs. In the first all-English album of Veloso's decades-long career, he applies… 2004-04-06 Caetano Veloso
Music Review

A Foreign Sound (2004)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Apr 06, 2004; Lead Performance: Caetano Veloso

How perfect for Brazil's most sensual singer to take on America's most swoon-worthy songs. In the first all-English album of Veloso's decades-long career, he applies his velvety tones and samba-studded acoustic guitar to standards by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Jerome Kern, while weaving in emerging classics from David Byrne, Bob Dylan, and even Kurt Cobain (a ravishing ''Come as You Are''). The results exude enough ardor to rate as classics themselves.

Originally posted Apr 09, 2004 Published in issue #759 Apr 09, 2004 Order article reprints