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|"Mexican Radiohead" Ranked|
They're Cafe Tacuba, who are IMO the best Mexican rock band ever!
Not saying they sound exactly like Radiohead, but their musical journey just reminds me of them. So I'm gonna be adding some Radiohead album comparisons if y'all want to check them out.
This is like their Hail to the thief, which in fact came out the same year. Cuatro Caminos was produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips) and Andrew Weiss (Ween) so you can expect some interesting ideas from this album.
This is their sophomore album and often considered their Magnum opus just like The Bends was for Radiohead. Yet, don't expect this to sound anything like The Bends as this record is heavily influenced by Latin folk music combined with alternative sensibilities.
Their most experimental record by far. It features both electronic and psychedelic elements combined with their signature folk sound. Since this is a double disk, you can think of Reves, which is pure folktronica, like their Kid A, and Yo Soy, which is by far their weirdest record like their Amnesiac.
Their most recent record that was released a couple months ago. The textures on this beauty remind me a lot of in Rainbows. AOTY for me!
El objeto antes llamado disco
Short, sweet, and perhaps their most underrated record to date. The King of limbs will definitely come to mind.
They sure started off strong with their debut that it actually set them apart from their contemporaries. Although, it does have a lot of interesting ideas that weren't exactly well executed, those ideas were later refined in their next album Re. So just for the sake of the Radiohead comparison this is like their Pablo Honey, but I still think this is a strong debut.
Avalancha de Exitos
This is technically an album with a bunch of covers, however, it's their first instance experimenting with different styles they never touched on just like Ok Computer with Radiohead minus the cover part of course.
This is their most melancholic album. It can be a little dull at times, but it has a nice beach boys influence as well as some cool funk elements. I would compare this to AMSP for the melancholic feel, but AMSP is much better at keeping things intriguing despite the pace.
|I had tacos last night|
|I'm trying to imagine how beach boys influences and funk elements can be melancholic|
|Interesting enough, this doesn't reflect how I would rank Radiohead haha|
|heard a bit of re before, seemed pretty decent|
|@Hellscythe, listen to "Volver a comenzar" and you'll see what I mean haha|
|I can go for some latin rock, funk, jazz, electronica, psychedelia, punk, and Mexican folk right about now. Maybe I'll give them a shot|
|"I'm trying to imagine how beach boys influences... can be melancholic"|
Have you ever checked Pet Sounds or Smiley Smile? Those albums are the picture of melancholy
|I'm confused but u said that The Bends is the best Radiohead album so now I respect u|
|"Have you ever checked Pet Sounds or Smiley Smile? Those albums are the picture of melancholy"|
Surf's Up tho
|Caifanes is the best Mexican Band of all time IMO!|
|Cafe tacuba rules man.|
|Caifanes best Mexican band |
|Caifanes best Mexican band  They're good friends with my dad, cool/talented af band.|