I wrote quite a long post about this then scrapped it. It's a subject that's too complicated; too emotional; too subjective and too likely to give a whole bunch of people the shits. So I'll keep it simple and say two things: I love the Marcanda la distancia album - I think it contains a bunch of bonafide classics. And I think the new album Control is a marked and disappointing change in style for the group, containing a bunch of mostly second-rate (and worse) songs not worthy of a band of the primera linea.
So I was very surprised to read that Manolito thinks Control is a return to the style of that venerable recording:
Pienso que Control tiene muchas posibilidades entre el público porque retornamos a la cadencia apreciada en Marcando la distancia, lo que definió el estilo de la orquesta y decidimos regresar a ello, explica Simonet.For me, these two albums are poles apart, in style as well as quality.
Read the whole thing here.