8 Songs, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On 1996’s genre-hopping Avalancha de Éxitos, Café Tacvba reimagine eight LatinAm hits as a new sonic species. Though technically a covers album, their third LP gives the songs a punkish, folkloric treatment; the resulting songs are transformed into Cafeta signatures. The frenzied, guttural “No Controles”—a kitschy pop song popularized by Flans—boasts raucous teenage rebellion; they balance thunderous and jaunty vibes on the Juan Luis Guerra cover “Ojalá Que Llueva Café,” which they morphed from sunshiny merengue to a densely rich son jarocho.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On 1996’s genre-hopping Avalancha de Éxitos, Café Tacvba reimagine eight LatinAm hits as a new sonic species. Though technically a covers album, their third LP gives the songs a punkish, folkloric treatment; the resulting songs are transformed into Cafeta signatures. The frenzied, guttural “No Controles”—a kitschy pop song popularized by Flans—boasts raucous teenage rebellion; they balance thunderous and jaunty vibes on the Juan Luis Guerra cover “Ojalá Que Llueva Café,” which they morphed from sunshiny merengue to a densely rich son jarocho.

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