Since 2011, this has been an annual compilation from Fonovisa. Las Bandas Románticas de América 2014 collects what the label considers to be the best banda tunes from its roster from the previous calendar year. Most groups have more than one selection here. This set includes 20 tracks and the range is wide. There are steamy, sweeping ballads ("Mi Razón de Ser" from Banda Sinaloa MS), cookers ("El Antes y el Después" by Banda San Juan), and more traditional polka-flavored jams ("A Los Cuatro Vientos" by Arrolladora Banda el Limón), with virtually every other kind of banda in between. Other highlights include the passionate and tender "Así Te Necesito" by Banda Carnaval, and the dramatic radio edit of "El Antes y el Después" by la Poderosa Banda San Juan.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek