11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mexico City's Caifanes exploded onto the rock en español scene with this self-titled debut steeped in British rock influences and Latin American folklore. On it, they catapult cumbia into the future with "La Negra Tomasa," refashioning the traditional genre with chilly New Wave production; their fondness for The Cure comes to the fore on the goth-leaning "Cuentame Tu Vida." Their secret weapons throughout are Alejandro Marcovich's echoing guitar and Saúl Hernández's haunting wail, which create a combustible combination—radical for its time and spine-tingling even now.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mexico City's Caifanes exploded onto the rock en español scene with this self-titled debut steeped in British rock influences and Latin American folklore. On it, they catapult cumbia into the future with "La Negra Tomasa," refashioning the traditional genre with chilly New Wave production; their fondness for The Cure comes to the fore on the goth-leaning "Cuentame Tu Vida." Their secret weapons throughout are Alejandro Marcovich's echoing guitar and Saúl Hernández's haunting wail, which create a combustible combination—radical for its time and spine-tingling even now.

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