Paquita la del Barrio

Taco Placero

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All Paquita's career has been constructed about the same topic: demystify and criticize the "macho Latino." This album is not the exception, so it's full of lyrics that show the "the other side" of relationships. A lot has been said about Paquita's work as a simply humorous answer to the mariachi tradition. But she's much more than that, and this album is the best proof. It's an amazing collection of songs. Her performance is outstanding in tracks like "Mi Segunda Casa," "Taco Placero," "Me Voy, Me Voy," and the hilarious "Rata de Dos Patas." If you are a man, you better not listen to this album with your girlfriend. She may take some of Paquita's ideas as her own, and you'll be in trouble. If you haven't heard any of Paquita's albums, this is great material to start with. Actually, it's a must.

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