• Los Amigos Invisibles

I suppose Commercial (Nacional), the title of the newest Los Amigos Invisibles album, is supposed to be a flash of candor. But these New York-based Venezuelan expats have always made accessible music—they’re not exactly coy about their desire to get people on the dance floor. What’s disappointing to me isn’t that they play neo-disco or shoot for the broadest possible audience, but rather that they’ve gradually sanded away nearly all traces of their South American heritage.