A Los Cuatro Vientos
Label: UMLE - Disa
There's a reason these guys have been around since the '60s: Album after album, they just keep killing it. Five decades in, La Arrolladora Banda sounds fresh and (dare we say it) kinda sexy on Gracia Por Creer. A solid single ("El Ruido de Tus Zapatos") from consummate songwriter Espinoza Paz helps, of course. But the real key is just how tightly this band plays together, and how dexterously they tackle every style they touch: from swooning crooners like "Mi Segunda Vida" to dancefloor swingers like "El Degenerado" and pop-friendly, hook-laden sweet nothings like "Cosas Que Nunca."