Friday, September 7, 2012

The Results Are In: "Ventura" by Los Hermanos Wins Poll for Best Brazilian Album of All Time

An online poll sponsored by Rádio Eldorado FM,, and Caderno C2+Música, asked readers to answer the question, "What is the best Brazilian album of all time?"  

The winner? "Ventura," by Los Hermanos, which also happened to be the newest disc on the list. "Clube da Esquina" by Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges came in second, with "Dois" by Legião Urbana in third place. Full results can be found here.

While the classic disc "Elis & Tom" made it in the top ten, João Gilberto did not, a result that many fans of MPB will find difficult to accept. More than 25,000 people took part in the poll, but that's a relatively small number, and it's likely that many of the voters were younger and either didn't know about the older, more classic albums on the list, or prefer newer music.

My own first choice was "Clube da Esquina," followed closely by "Elis & Tom" and Gilberto's "Chega de Saudade."  

This graphic shows all 30 albums, listed in order, with the number and percent of votes that each received in the poll.

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