The Ten Best Latin Alternative Albums of 2012
Chile is in vogue, and indie-electro-pop quartet Astro is the most buzzed-about young band out of the scene there. Free spirited lyrics, poppy dance beats, and catchy vocals from Andres Nusser makes them one of the most fun and imaginative bands out there.
6. Natalia Lafourcade
Mujer Divina - Homenaje a Agustin Lara
This year Mexican indie-pop darling Natalia Lafourcade released an album paying tribute to Agustin Lara, one of her country's most prolific musicians, famous for his love ballads. Each track features a duet, with folks like Adanowsky, Devendra Banhart, and Jorge Drexler. It's a thoughtful work, well-worth the three-year wait.
5. Bomba Estereo
Bomba Estereo's 2009 work Blow Up mixed traditional Latin American roots music with new contemporary styles. Their latest Elegancia Tropical, on the other hand, is an exploration into electronic music, with a wider range of upbeat dance grooves with tropical flare.