Animal Nocturno

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Animal Nocturno
Animal Nocturno.jpg
Frontal album cover
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1993
GenrePop, rock
LabelSony Music
Ricardo Arjona chronology
Del Otro Lado del Sol
Animal Nocturno

Animal Nocturno is the fourth studio album released by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona on February 9, 1993.


AllMusic reviewer Jason Birchmeier awarded the album 4 stars stating "The lyrics of Animal Nocturno are rebellious and bohemian in a way that Arjona's later work isn't. The fame and accolades that followed the release of this album changed him in several ways. In the wake of Animal Nocturno, he grew increasingly sophisticated from both a lyrical and musical standpoint, and he steadily lost the everyman perspective that informs many of these songs. Fans of Arjona's latter-day work who dig this deep into his back catalog should find this album fascinating. ".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Ricardo Arjona except where noted.

  1. "Libre" (Free) – 3:35
  2. "Primera Vez" (First Time) – 3:46.
  3. "Mujeres" (Women) – 3:28.
  4. "Tiempo en Una Botella" ("Time in a Bottle") (Jim Croce) – 2:29.
  5. "Cómo Olvidarte" (How to Forget You) – 3:43
  6. "Solo" (Alone) (Arjona, Tony Jaffe, Joey Levine, David Spinozza) – 3:45.
  7. "Baila Conmigo" (Dance with Me) – 3:47.
  8. "Quién Diría" (Who Would Say) – 3:53.
  9. "Te Encontraré" (I'll Find You) – 4:28.
  10. "Así de Ilógico" (As Illogical as) – 3:59.
  11. "Animal Nocturno" (Nocturnal Animal) (Arjona, Jose Roberto Martinez) – 3:53.
  12. "Jesús, Verbo No Sustantivo" (Jesus, a verb, not a noun) – 6:48. (As a bonus track)

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[2] Platinum 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[3] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, J. Allmusic Review Retrieved August 28, 2011
  2. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Animal Nocturno". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Animal Nocturno". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH. 

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