Gogol Bordello is back with its sixth CD, its first in three years. The gypsy punk masters are just as high-energy and over the top as ever, but the familiar band message of tearing down the borders, defying institutions, and embracing personal freedom is even more clear on Pura Vida Conspiracy. gogolbordello

The CD is still non-stop and group leader Eugene Hutz still delivers the lyrics with extreme enthusiasm. There seems to be a bit more structure to the songs than in the past, when the combination of Hutz’s thick accent combined with the frenetic guitars, violins, drums, accordion, and horns could just roll right over the listener and obscure the lyrics entirely…

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