Coletânea As Melhores - Tradição
Released: Jan 2004
This is the band that made Michel Telo a star, but don’t expect anything like “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” or its slick, modern sertanejo universitário ilk, at least not on this best of (they’ve since adopted a poppier sound). Grupo Tradiçao as here is just a bunch of cute young guys rocking some old-school sertanejo. Check out “Roupa de Lua de Mel,” a great introduction to the genre’s various strains, from old-world Portuguese folk to ranchera to American country. But these guys can do it all: pop ballads, trippy psych-samba breakdowns (“Brasiliera”), even downright silliness (the campy “Maria Fumaca”).