• Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2014
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Kerrang!
    Nov 25, 2014
    80
    Mariachi El Bronx III is the rarest of things: an album that does not feature one bad song. [1 Nov 2014, p.54]
  2. Mojo
    Nov 19, 2014
    80
    This is an album that expands upon a growing body of work. [Dec 2014, p.92]
  3. Nov 5, 2014
    80
    Ultimately, what is so great about this release is how well Mariachi El Bronx balance their love of traditional mariachi music with their desire to write utterly catchy, contemporary pop songs.
  4. Nov 5, 2014
    80
    The key to this album is that whilst the original concept of Mariachi El Bronx remains in tact, things are changing slowly and given time, could easily evolve into something truly fascinating. They feel like they’re on the cusp of the something here.
  5. 70
    El Bronx simply didn't go far enough, as only a handful of the album's 10 tracks mesh that inspired modernism with the traditional Mexican soulfulness they obviously hold dear. [Dec 2014, p.107]
  6. Q Magazine
    Dec 8, 2014
    60
    Not a novelty record, then, nor entirely old hat. [Jan 2015, p.128]
  7. 60
    Either through reticence or reverence for the music, this approach feels half-hearted and only partially realised. If the group wants to keep pushing the limits of Mariachi El Bronx, it may need to look elsewhere.
  8. Nov 5, 2014
    60
    As such a unique style of music in their field, there is no reference point to compare Mariachi El Bronx to, but if you’ve enjoyed ‘I’ and ‘II’, or you want to hear something a bit different then Mariachi El Bronx III is well worth a listen.

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