Mariachi El Bronx (II) - Mariachi El Bronx
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  • Summary: This is the second album of mariachi music for El Bronx's alter ego band.
  • Record Label: ATO
  • Genre(s): Latin, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Latin Pop
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    90
    Purists may, of course, have their qualms, but it would be hard to deny the combination of reverence, proficiency, and sheer exuberance in evidence here -- indeed, it's difficult to imagine any serious limits of this band's appeal.
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    This is not just a good album for a punk band making a mariachi album, this is a good album.
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    Mariachi el Bronx (II) triumphs because not only does it treat West Mexican Musical idiom with respect, it raises the bar for future directions and possibilities. [Sep 2011, p.114]
  4. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    Combined with playing that soars so majestically from this band's fingers, the end result is a set that is both unusual yet immediate. If you only buy one album this month, in the opinion of these ears, this should be it.
  5. Sep 22, 2011
    80
    It can be no surprise that the group's second effort in this style is a triumph of both authenticity and quality, of fine songs and tasteful playing. [3 Sep 2011, p.51]
  6. 70
    It [the first Mariachi El Bronx album] was a beautifully anarchistic move that's now spawned its second (more polished) album under the Mariachi El Bronx alias.
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    60
    With Mariachi El Bronx II, the Mexican wing of The Bronx have moved swiftly to reinforce their authenticity. [Nov. 2011, p. 136]

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  1. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    It's great to see a band do their homework by laboring to deliver on high expectations. The first Mariachi El Bronx record set the bar very high. This album not only reaches the same heights, it exceeds them. This time the band goes beyond mariachi music, and all types of Mexican music are here. Of course, in English. The quality of the whole package is phenomenal. The other nice thing is that this record is accessible to any audience: you can put it on for your kids, yourself, your parents or grandparents. They will all enjoy it. Expand