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Calibre 50 6/3/2014

Review

Sinaloa's Calibre 50 return with their sixth album in five years, and their follow-up to the successful La Recompensa. Though the group's original take on Mazatlan-style norteño is still employed here, what is radically different is that rather than detail the gritty quality of urban life with narcocorridos, the quartet employs its extroverted style in a varying collection of songs, rhythms, and styles produced by Jesús Tirado Castañeda. While the duet with Alfredo "El Komander" Rios on "Qué Tiene de Malo" has garnered much attention, the set's most unlikely number, a very romantic ballad entitled "Tus Latidos," is its first single. Add to this the midtempo lovelorn corrido "Una Mala Elección" and the tender, soulful title track and you add a new dimension to Calibre 50's range and depth. Fans have never heard this side of the band before. Other highlights include two cumbias, the Caribbean-flavored "No Te Sientas Tan Importante" and the Colombia-cum-Mexico-styled "Mi Vieja Borracha." Add to these a couple of lovely rancheras and charangas and you have the group's first mature recording. ~ Thom Jurek
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Una Mala Elección Calibre 50 2:7
  3. 2 Tus Latidos Calibre 50 2:53
  4. 3 Me Mocho Un Dedo Calibre 50 2:26
  5. 4 El Triste Alegre Calibre 50 2:18
  6. 5 Ya Cállate Por Dios Calibre 50 3:27
  7. 6 Traigo Antojo Calibre 50 2:12
  8. 7 No Te Sientas Tan Importante Calibre 50 3:10
  9. 8 ¿Cuánto Te Costó? Calibre 50 2:56
  10. 9 Mi Vieja Borracha Calibre 50 2:38
  11. 10 Contigo Calibre 50 3:30
  12. 11 Qué Tiene De Malo Calibre 50 2:48
  13. 12 El Vaquetón Calibre 50 1:58

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