By Jim Farber
April 09, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

A Foreign Sound

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How perfect for Brazil’s most sensual singer to take on America’s most swoon-worthy songs. In the first all-English album of Veloso’s decades-long career, he applies his velvety tones and samba-studded acoustic guitar to standards by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Jerome Kern, while weaving in emerging classics from David Byrne, Bob Dylan, and even Kurt Cobain (a ravishing ”Come as You Are”). The results exude enough ardor to rate as classics themselves.

A Foreign Sound

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