For the Kings, getting back to their roots is a mixed blessing. The eight members are all masters of their instruments, and the playing is top-notch, but Roots is a more melancholic offering usual. The driving rhythm of classical guitar, handclaps and chest-pounding beats that defined their breakthrough hit, Bamboleo, are in short supply here. While that tune provoked millions to say, "Fuck it, let's dance," the beats and rhythms here move the soul more than the feet. Not really a bad thing, but not what you want or expect from the Gipsy Kings.