The duo's popularity has not lessened a bit, with the record entering the Spanish charts at number one, staying at the top for several weeks, and quickly going platinum.
While hardly a major departure from their previous work, there is enough evidence in Allenrok to suggest that the Muñoz brothers decided it was time to flex their musical muscles and to think harder about their proven modern rhumba formula -- hence the longer gestation period.
The album's first tracks pick up exactly where they had left, with their trademark fun mixture of the Catalan rhumba and rock idioms, and their urban tales about characters lost in love and/or alcohol and marijuana.
Not coincidentally, tracks one and two are also Allenrok's first two singles, "Cuando Amanece" and "Cuerpo Triste." Little by little, however, things start to get more interesting, or at least certainly different, as songs begin to include entire sections done in contrasting styles.
The results are remarkable in a musically schizophrenic way, but credit is due to Estopa for pulling it off and still sounding cohesive.
The plan seems to be: let's lay out a rhumba background and then intersect it with everything but the kitchen sink.
"Desempolvando," for instance, starts with a funk groove punctuated by hard rock guitar chops, then the verse becomes reggae, with the last phrase sung in a traditional flamenco style.
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