Their second album "Pop" (1996) was a failed attempt at mainstream commercial success, but helped cement their status at the forefront of the then-burgeoining Spanish indie scene. For their third album, Los Planetas returned to a more personal sound: "Una semana en el motor de un autobús" (A week in the engine of a bus, 1998) was their most assertive, aggressive and introspective album to date, and also earned them the best reviews of their career. Already established as one of the flagship artists to come out of the 1990's alternative movement in Spain, they released the EP "¡Dios Existe! El rollo mesianico de Los Planetas" (1999) and a notable collection of singles and B-sides, "Canciones para una orquesta química" (Songs for a chemical orchestra, 1999). Fourth album "Unidad de desplazamiento" (Unit of movement, 2000) employed the same formula with similar but more uneven results, and contained one of Los Planetas' best received and most memorable songs, "Un buen día." Their next two albums, "Encuentros con entidades" (Encounters with entities, 2002) and "Los Planetas contra la ley la gravedad" (Los Planetas against the law of gravity, 2004), were generally less well-received than their predecessors, but would still be commonly found at or near the top of most critics' end-of-year lists.
Their latest album, "La leyenda del espacio" (Space legend), is a highly ambitious attempt to integrate flamenco themes and structures into their trademark alternative rock sound, and was released in April 2007 to mostly favorable reviews. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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