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Francisco Aguabella: Cubacan

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Listening to these discs more than once took a tremendous amount of discipline, but for the sake of fairness and justice I gave them each several spins. And after repeated listenings I learned something I knew all along: first instincts are usually correct.

Boring is the recurring word here. Neither of these discs goes anywhere we have not been before, and this journey to nowhere is one tedious bus ride.

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