The 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time

From Santana to Soda Stereo and beyond, we pick the genre's high points

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Café Tacuba, 'Re' (1994)

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.

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