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100 Best Albums of the Nineties

98

Buena Vista Social Club, 'Buena Vista Social Club'


Buena Vista Social Club, 'Buena Vista Social Club'
98/100

Here's an idea for a blockbuster: Take L.A. rock guitarist Ry Cooder, stick him in a Havana studio with a crew of legendary Cuban musicians and just let the old guys play their asses off. Against all odds, Buena Vista Social Club defied Nineties-pop formulas and became a huge word-of-mouth hit.

Rolling Stone's Original 1997 Review

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