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Joanna portrait To my way of thinking, MPB singer Joanna is the ultimate example of all that can go wrong in Brazilian pop... Bland beyond imagining, she is one of those mysterious forces, like a musical black hole that exists for eons without end despite draining her environment of all solid matter and substance. You think I'm kidding? That I'm just taking cheap shots? Try her yourself, and then come back and tell me what you think. But don't say you weren't warned!


Joanna "Nascente" (RCA Victor, 1979)

Joanna "Estrela-Guia" (RCA Victor, 1980)

Joanna "Chama" (RCA Victor, 1981)

Joanna "Vidamor" (RCA Victor, 1982) (LP)

Joanna "Brilho & Paixao" (RCA Victor, 1983)

Joanna "Joanna" (RCA Victor, 1984)

Joanna "Joanna" (RCA Victor, 1985)

Joanna "Joanna" (RCA Victor, 1986)

Joanna "Joanna" (RCA Victor, 1988)

Joanna "Primaveras & Veroes" (BMG Ariola, 1989)

Joanna "Joanna" (RCA-BMG, 1991)
Blech-o-rama! Goopy, synthy syrupy pop, with a "quiet storm" vibe, but even more softcore than that. It is telling that the first song on here is a Portuguese-language cover of "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (adapted, appallingly, by Paulo Sergio Valle...) A-void!

Joanna "Alma, Coracao E Vida" (BMG Ariola, 1994)

Joanna "Joanna Canta Lupicinio" (BMG Ariola, 1995)

Joanna "Sempre No Meu Coracao" (BMG Ariola, 1995)

Joanna "Joanna Em Samba Cancao" (BMG Ariola, 1997)

Joanna "Intimidad" (BMG Brasil, 1998)

Joanna "20 Anos Ao Vivo" (BMG Brasil, 1999)

Joanna "Eu Estou Bem" (BMG Brasil, 2001)

Joanna "Momentos - Ao Vivo" (BMG-Som Livre, 2000)
Oh, god, this is awful. I would compare her to some crappy, sentimental pop vocalist up here in the USA, but I never hear listen to anyone this bad, so I really have no frame of reference to work from. Still, she does have her fans -- just listen to them cheer and sing along on this concert album... Yikes. These people scare me.

Joanna "Em Oracao" (Sony, 2002)

Joanna "Caminho Do Coracao" (Sony, 2003)

Joanna "25 Anos Entre Amigos" (Universal, 2004)

Joanna "Ao Vivo Em Portugal" (Som Livre, 2006)

Joanna "Ao Vivo Em Portugal" (Som Livre, 2006) (DVD)

Joanna "Em Pintura Intima: Ao Vivo" (Universal, 2007)

Joanna "O Melhor De Joanna" (BMG Ariola, 1994)


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