Brazilian Wax

Girls love Brazilian music. The lyrics sound romantic with just a touch of rough—like good sex. And, for the most part, the themes are sunny and optimistic. The bossa beat: playful. But anyone who has at least seen City of God knows that it's not all lush tropical paradise around the rio.

Brazil: Songs of Protest was released in the late sixties and is a counterpoint to the well known brazilian bossa sound that had such an influence on american jazz of that decade. Instead, these tracks are brooding and heavy, dark and melodic, and tell tales of suffering and pain—like really good sex.