1. Café Tacuba, 'Re' (1994)
Every album that the Mexican quartet released after this one is just as good, but Re was the one that redefined the rules of the game. It was OK to spoof Mexico's norteño roots, provided the nod was as affectionate and inspired as their hit "La Ingrata." It was valid to embrace the foreign influence of rock & roll and punk, as long as it was blended with authentic Latin sounds. A feeling of reckless enthusiasm permeates Re's 20 tracks – the wide-eyed grin of a young band discovering the grand achievements it was capable of.
Listen to Re: