The reviews were excellent. After the publication of Canciones (Songs), a review in the El Sol newspaper by Esteban Salazar Chapela praised the book, emphasizing its balance between the modern and the traditional. On July 31, 1927, El Sol published De una generación y su poeta (Of a Generation and its Poet) by Ricardo Baeza, which stated: “[…] this generation offers us a crop of poets as intelligent as Alberti, Salinas, Guillén, De Diego, De la Torre, Espina, etc., and among them a truly great poet, Mr. Federico García Lorca, who, it seems, after Mr. Antonio Machado and Mr. Jiménez, is presented to us as the first contemporary Spanish lyricist”.