An epic album -- launched with an epic, long-form video of its title track -- El Arbol is Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s commentary on the 2010 drug wars in Mexico. It is delivered with passion and sometimes sobering honesty, an honesty made even more sobering by a release date announcement from the Mexican government declaring that the group was under investigation for ties to the drug trade. The northern band packs the album with 15 cuts with four extra banda versions finishing the set.
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AllMusic Review by David Jeffries