Un Pokito De Rocanrol
Sello: Parlophone Spain
At first, the title of this Spanish singer's third album feels overly literal: The tracks have a ragged rock pulse, but Bebe tames the throbbing into something smaller and subtler, a kittenish quirkiness that builds and builds but never releases or roars. But at closer listen, you start to hear nuanced textures and eccentric structures: The mournful, unresolved "Sabras," for instance, keeps you in a prolonged state of longing, while "K.I.E.R.E.M.E.," with its spelling and bells, is exquisitely cool. And if an ominous purr is possible, Bebe's cornered the market on neo-torch song "Yo Fumo."