Los Tigres del Norte

20 Corridos Prohibidos

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One of the longest-lived and best known Norteno outfits, Los Tigres Del Norte are revered for, among other things, modernizing the tradition of the corrido, a Mexican story-song that usually portrays the trials and tribulations of a character and contains a moral lesson. In particular, Los Tigres Del Norte excel at corrido prohibidos, which center on narratives of illegal activity, usually drug trafficking. 20 CORRIDOS PROHIBIDOS collects the band's best tunes in this mode, making for a veritable Spanish-language short-story collection about outlaws, border crossings, and deals gone wrong. It's a fun ride, especially when supported by the Tigers' fine musicianship and lilting harmonies.

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