Singer Netinho, originally from the Brazilian axe group Banda Beijo, is a superstar of the cheerfully bland mainstream pop scene. He sings upbeat, fluffy dance material as well as florid romantic ballads... I'm not that into him, but regardless, here's a quick look at his work...
Netinho "Um Beijo Pra Voce" (Polygram, 1993)
Netinho "Nada Vai Nos Separar" (Polygram, 1995)
Netinho "Ao Vivo" (Polygram, 1996)
Netinho "Netinho" (Polygram, 1996)
Netinho "Me Leva" (Mercury, 1997)
Peppy dance music, tinged with African percussion, ala Olodum or Carlinhos Brown. Netinho has a nice, youthful, reedy voice, which unfortunately is often overshadowed by cheesy pop production. More listenable than a lot of other contemporary albums.
Netinho "Radio Brasil" (Universal, 1998)
Netinho "Clareou" (Mercury, 1999)
Super-perky, hyperactive axe, with more than a hint of the manic pacing of Carribean soca. After a breakneck start, he settles into sappy power ballads. Still very poppy and commercial, but not overly irritating. Slick stuff, but not "bad."
Netinho "Corpo Cabeca" (Universal, 2000)
Netinho "Terra Carnivalis - Ao Vivo Em Salvador" (Universal, 2001)
Netinho "Mulheres Em Pixinguinha" (Universal, 2003)
Netinho "Axe Bahia" (Universal, 2005)
Netinho "Outra Versao" (Universal, 2005)
Netinho "Por Inteiro Ao Vivo" (Universal, 2006)
Netinho "Minha Praia" (Som Livre, 2008)
Netinho "Millennium" (Polygram, 1998)
Super-perky, hyperactive axe, with more than a hint of the manic pacing of Carribean Cheerfully bland, or blandly cheerful axe pop from the lead singer of Banda Beijo. This best-of showcases him in a variety of styles, from perky, soca-flavored dance music (a lambada hangover) to syrupy pop ballads worthy of Julio Iglesias. Netinho is definitely a boy-band kind of pop star, and while I don't really go for this kinda stuff myself, I can see that it's fairly good for the style... Inoffensive, slick, lightweight and listenable, although in an embarassing kind of way.
Netinho "Total: O Melhor De Netinho" (Universal, 1998)
Netinho "Sem Limite" (Universal, 2003)
Netinho "Novo Millennium" (Universal, 2005)
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