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Downs, Lila / La Cantina
Album:La Cantina Collection:World
Artist:Downs, Lila Added:04/2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-04-09 Pull Date:2006-06-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:11 Jun4 Jun28 May21 May14 May7 May30 Apr23 Apr

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Album Review
Reviewed 2006-04-06 
With her rich, husky voice and fiery, almost jazzy style, Mexican/American/Mixtec singer/sngwriter Lila Downs has developed a huge and loyal following. This release celebrates the Mexican cancion ranchera, which is rather like fado, typically about heartache and longing, though much of the music sounds happy. But Downs puts her own stamp on it and moves it into the 21st century. Flaco Jimenez guests. Love this! One of the best in a long time.

*1. Bright mid/uptempo w/screaming guitar, hot vox/perc. Yow!
*2. Happy conjunto sound w/accordion.
3. Downtempo & lush w/cool guitar/perc breaks. So good!
*4. Fado-esque intro, beats, programming, hip hop. Seriously cool.
5. Slow, sad song of heartbreak. Gorgeous.
*6. Fast, fast, fast. Guitars/vox/chorus wildly energetic.
7. Slow, then spoken word. Great, tragic, romantic. Sob!
*8. Fun uptempo conjunto jam w/programming.
9. Slow & sad w/soaring vox, quiet guitar, lots of emotion.
10. Machine guns? Midtempo w/a fairly traditional, rootsy sound.
11. Slow & heartbreaking w/soaring vox, lush strings.
12. Tubas! Big brass band sound. Midtempo Mexican oom-pah.
*13. In English. Swinging folk song gets into a solid rock groove.
14. Slow, delicious a capella track. Elegant, stately, powerful.
15. Gorgeous harp/bass/guitar/vox. Slow, sad, full of longing.

Track Listing
1.La Cumbia Del Mole 8.La Tequilera
2.El Corrido De Tacha "La Teibolera" 9.Pa' Todo El Ano
3.Agua De Rosas 10.El Centenario
4.Tu Recuerdo Y Yo 11.La Noche De Mi Mal
5.La Cama De Piedra 12.Arboles De La Barranca
6.El Relampago 13.La Cumbia Del Mole (English Version)
7.Penas Del Alma 14.Yo Ya Me Voy
 15.Amarga Navidad