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The 10 awesome Latin Rock Albums of all time

Updated on December 16, 2012

Cafe Tacuba- Re (1994)

For this album of Re which was their first in 1994 it showed a rock band saying that it ok to have some Mexico norteno sound for example like their hit song ( La Ingrata ), foreign influence of punk, Latin sounds and reckless enthusiasm. It describes a band discovering the success that they can have.

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs- Fabulosos Calavera ( 1997)

In the eighties this band from argentina started out as a SKA group anyhow this band was able to re-create latin rock b exploring salsa and the batucada, thrash metal and morbid tango mixed with a Afro carribean percussion and punchy brass. It was a band that followed no ruls and was up for exploring new sounds.

Julieta Venegas- Bueninvento (2000)

Julieta Venegas before when she started out with her singing career Julieta was a shy alt- rocker while in her second LP she was growing as a very intelligent artist. In this LP she is described as a loving reader that puts some sense power into her songs and her broken syllables, streched-out vowels have a haunting quality.

Babasonicos -Infame ( 2003)

In this album from babasonicos there is a mix of Roxy music glam rock with a balladry sound of Julio Iglesias. Infame covers the discography of this band from Argentina.

Soda Estereo - Sueno Estereo ( 1995)

Contains exquisite Latin rock songs that were ever produced the last LP of this Buenos Aires band is filled with psychedelia pop, and regret.

Aterciopelados - Rio (2008)

Aterciopelados which means ( the velvety ones) in English got their first start as a irreverent latin - punk duo in their LP the band from Colombia eradicate to a more mature sound in the songs " dia paranormal", ethereal "Vals".

Karnak - Karnak ( 1995)

Filled with International idioms karnak the group from Sao Paulo Brazil demonstrate all types of music from Brazilian reggae to chants from the middle east it's a masterpiece from begginning to end.

Manu Chao - Clandestino ( 1998)

Manu recorded and wrote his songs in English french, spanish and Portuguese his range of songs vary from bouncy " Desaparecido " to "Bongo- Bong".


Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)

Filled with psychedelia and sexy Portuguese with the song of " Panis et Circenses" you can get the offbeat tamborines and " Penny Lane" trumpets those are the noises of music from Brazil.

Santana - Abraxas ( 1970 )

When Carlos Santana discovered the magic of Afro-Cuban music from Tito Puente. Plus the cha-cha-cha sounded as if it had been waiting for Santana's guitar to recreate it plus the song from from Tito " Oye Como Va" became the #1 of U.S. Latin rock.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      I can't believe you haven't received any comments yet on this wonderful hub. I certainly love latin jazz and salsa but what I truly love about your hub presentation here is many of the artists on this list I am not familiar with so it's a real pleasure to find out about new music - which for me is always so nice - thank you for your efforts here and also thank you for your royal endorsement of my humble little hubpage - coming from someone special like you really means a lot.

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