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Skank – "Siderado" This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Lucas A., Wilmington, DE

For the last decade, Skank has topped the charts with its mixture of Brazilian samba, ska, and pop. “Siderado” was their greatest album, and even though it came out in 1998, many still enjoy it. This album never disappoints me.

This band from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, formed in 1991 and very quickly started playing shows in São Paulo. Skank was a hit from the start, and during their 17 years together they sold 5.5 million albums.

The drums, keyboard, guitar, and trumpet unite to make the biggest hit on the album, “Siderado.” The combination of sounds and lyrics outdoes the rest, but listening to any of the songs will make you want to sing and dance.

The album is very diverse, so regardless of your mood, you can listen to it.

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