Such an under rated record . Would have to say this is my favorite mavericks record . 5 stars all the way !
Inventive and Infectious
It's a cryin' shame (pardon the pun) that the Mavericks have parted company. Their eclectic 1990s song catalogue covers a vast musical landscape. "Trampoline" emits an inventive, ever-changing collage of exquisitely produced sound; each song a journey from their Miami roots - be it country, rock, latin, suave crooning, or gospel. Honestly, this album sort of reminds me of those experimental Beatles albums, not to mention, a time when Top 40 singles took a backseat to creative, progressive LPs. Hard to pick a favorite tune here from such diversity.
I love this CD. It's very entertaining. And full of sound. Every song is great. EVERY. SINGLE. SONG. This album sounds like a mix between country and latin flavor. It mixes great, so go ahead. Take a swig.
By Dan Wiencek
What's bouncy and fun? The Mavericks' Trampoline of course, and there's no risk of falling off it and cracking your skull. This album is packed tight with great writing, great playing, and great singing by frontman Raul Malo; apart from the twee "Honey Pie" knockoff "Dolores," there's not a bad song on this disk, and more than a few are classics ("Dance the Night Away," "I Should Know," "I've Got This Feeling," "Dream River"). There's some saucy horn work, a sitar, vibes, and a bunch of other oddball sounds that somehow add up to a coherent, fully realized sound. I can't attest to how "country" it actually is, but if this is country, give me more of it.