by Lila Downs
Released: Apr 2006
Lila Downs has finally come into her own. Looser, more joyous and playful than her other releases, La Cantina plunges headlong into the pain and passion of traditional ranchera, spicing it up with clever, joyful (and surprisingly seamless) forays into rock, electronica and even hip-hop (on the magnificent "Tu Recuerdo y Yo"). Her most delightful, playful album yet.