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The Best Regional Mexican Music of 2015

Whether norteƱo or banda, regional Mexican music had rich and vibrant year in 2015.

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La Bonita

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Ser

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Musart/Balboa

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Con Banda

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Remex

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Diana Reyes: Mis Mejores Duranguenses

Heartbreaking melodies belted over Hi-NRG beats of endless momentum -- only the beats are polkas.

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The Best Norteño and Banda Music of 2014

Beware: what follows may contain tubas. Also accordions, clarinets, canned gunfire, protest songs, dance songs, songs about roosters, songs about drug cartels, songs using drug cartels as metaphors to make the singers seem intimidating and/or awesome and/or "authentic", songs using roosters the same way, and amor.

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Twiins

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Banda Los Recoditos: Sueño XXX

Pinup banda provides forum for drinking stories and sex dreams; its brass lines tangle together like sweaty bodies.

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Luis Coronel: Quiero Ser Tu Dueño

Teen heartthrob makes terrible music, tops Latin Albums chart, threatens to cross over.

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Noel Torres: La Balanza

When playing corridos, one must be absolutely modern. If you play them as hard as possible, that helps.

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Disa

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Juanes: Loco De Amor

Colombian superstar unplugs again, but stuffs his songs with color and hooks, amor and innuendo.

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