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Genres: World Music, Rock, Latin Music
This is Cafe Tacuba's first album and the one that put them on the map, and not just in "rock en espańol" circles. Straight out of the gate they show as much allegiance to the mosh pit as to their Mexican roots, but it is ... more »
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This is Cafe Tacuba's first album and the one that put them on the map, and not just in "rock en español" circles. Straight out of the gate they show as much allegiance to the mosh pit as to their Mexican roots, but it is the clever blending of the two that gives them such appeal on both sides of the border. Sometimes irreverent and humorous, this five-piece outfit comes on at times like Madness in sombreros, while at other times they tackle ballads, norteños, and straight pop ditties. Underlying it all is a cultural edge and awareness in their music that demands serious attention, albeit not at the expense of having a really good time. In the process, Cafe Tacuba carve out a diverting and singular territory all their own. --Derek Rath
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email@example.com | Chicago, Illinois | 12/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album left me in shock. I honestly did not think I would get so attached to one group. Before I never would have pictured myself listening to this type of music, but with one listen of this band opened my ears to another level of music. Trust me, you wont be disappointed if you buy this album, it ROCKS!"
Mario E. Salvatierra | Snellville, Ga USA | 10/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this band from méxico is amazing. their first album is an epilogue of unexpected music to come from café tacvba. a very good album in its own respect, talking about, most likely, experiences of the past ("las batallas", "la zonaja"), and the area in which they live ("el catrin"). Also just going out of line with songs like "las persianas" about a lover killing the beloved, but ironically with an upbeat rhythm. though the album is great two tracks ("rarotonga", "cometer suicidio") keep this album from getting a five-star. not bad songs but ones that are "tired out" once they are heard at least four or five times. Anyone who wants to hear something different or just want to hear some good music from méxico are recommended to buy this album. the album is filled with upbeat songs, an occasional slow song here and there, and just plain good music all the way. those who are way too focused on mainstream need not apply."
Mario E. Salvatierra | 09/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cafe Tacuba's first and most energetic album. Every style they try they do exceedingly well. This is far more interesting than most American alternative music of the 1990s. They deserve wide recognition as a truly innovative and brilliant band. This is a good album to start with if you have never heard Cafe Tacuba. Next, I'd try RE."