Sueño Stereo

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Sueño Stereo
SueñoStereo.jpg
Studio album by
Released21 June 1995
Recorded1994–1995
StudioEstudios Supersonico, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Matrix Studio, London, United Kingdom
GenreAlternative rock, electronic rock, art rock
Length53:08
Label
ProducerGustavo Cerati,
Zeta Bosio
Soda Stereo chronology
Zona de Promesas
(1993)
Sueño Stereo
(1995)
Comfort y Música Para Volar
(1996)
Singles from Sueño Stereo
  1. "Ella usó mi cabeza como un revólver"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Zoom"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Disco eterno"
    Released: 1996
  4. "Paseando por Roma"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Rolling StoneBest Albums in Latin Rock History - 4th[2]

Sueño Stereo (Spanish for Stereo Dream) is the seventh and final studio album recorded by Argentine rock band Soda Stereo. It was released by BMG Argentina in 1995. It is considered one of the most important alternative rock records in Spanish and one of the most successful and most important by the band and in all of Latin rock. Rolling Stone considered it the fourth-best in Latin rock history.[3]

In just fifteen days of sales in Latin America, the album went platinum.[4] The album was the centerpiece of the extensive Sueño Stereo tour that the band undertook in Venezuela, Colombia, Perú, Chile, Honduras, Panamá, Costa Rica, México and the United States, which began on September 8, 1995, in Buenos Aires, and ended on 24 April 1996 in Santiago de Chile.

The music video for "Ella usó mi cabeza como un revólver", directed by Stanley Gonczanski, was winner of the People's MTV 1996, the only MTV award to Latin music that existed at that time.

Background[edit]

Although Soda Stereo were known by mixing many styles and genres inside a same album, this record goes beyond and it has many more different sounds and influences, like pop, pop rock, alternative rock, dream pop, Britpop, electronic, shoegaze, progressive rock, psychedelic pop or ambient pop. One of curiosities about Sueño Stereo it's the band seemed obsessed with The Beatles's Revolver (1966) and the album has many references to it, since album cover's choice of colors; a song with the word "Revolver" in it (Ella usó mi cabeza como un revólver); and musical in songs like "Paseando por Roma", having a bass line based on "Taxman" and strings in chorus based on "Got to Get You into My Life". Also B-side "Superstar" is based on "She Said She Said". In 1995 they traveled to London, UK, to make the final mixing of the álbum, and in an interview they spoke about the Beatles influence during all of their career.

Tracks 9 through 12 in the second half of the album – "Crema de Estrellas", "Planta", "X-Playo", and "Moirè" – are musically strung together, forming a medley likened by Cerati to a "little concept album". The songs refer lyrically to a drugged trip, inspired by Cerati's experiences with ayahuasca, and follow each other chronologically.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Gustavo Cerati.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ella usó mi cabeza como un revólver" ("She Used My Head Like a Revolver")
4:32
2."Disco Eterno" ("Eternal Record")
  • Cerati
  • Bosio
  • Alberti
5:46
3."Zoom"Cerati3:27
4."Ojo de la Tormenta" ("Eye of the Storm")Cerati4:33
5."Efecto Doppler" ("Doppler Effect")Cerati5:03
6."Paseando Por Roma" ("Walking in Rome")
  • Cerati
  • Bosio
  • Alberti
3:35
7."Pasos" ("Steps")Cerati3:54
8."Ángel Eléctrico" ("Electric Angel")
  • Cerati
  • Bosio
  • Alberti
4:36
9."Crema de Estrellas" ("Star Cream")Cerati4:37
10."Planta" ("Plant")
  • Cerati
  • Bosio
4:52
11."X-Playo"Cerati4:07
12."Moirè"Cerati4:02

Personnel[edit]

Soda Stereo:

Additional personnel:

  • Alejandro Terán – viola
  • Janos Morel – first violin
  • Mauricio Alves – second violin
  • Pablo Flumetti – cello
  • Roy Málaga – piano
  • Flavio Etcheto – trumpet

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[5] 2× Platinum 120,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold (Latin) 30,000double-dagger

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Los mejores 10 discos latinos de rock según Rolling Stone
  3. ^ "The 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 19 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Soda Stereo – Sueño Stereo". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 8 March 2022.

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