30 Inolvidables

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Norteno stars Bronco started out in the mid-'80s and have been going strong ever since, blazing their own distinctive trail through the Mexican pop scene for decades. They've released so many albums that assembling a best-of like 30 INOLVIDABLES is rather a daunting task, but then again, with so much great Bronco music available, it's also difficult to make a misstep. Representative of Bronco's overall approach, 30 INOLVIDABLES splits its time fairly evenly between uptempo, rootsy conjunto outings and more contemporary, melodic ballad material. Even on the conjunto material, though, the group's uniqueness comes to the fore as they throw in more melodic and harmonic twists and left turns than you're used to hearing in that style. As heard to fine effect on this compilation, Bronco's blend of the old and the new has earned them a sizeable audience over the years, and these tunes make it easy to see why.

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