Top 10 Latin Albums, Early Summer 2013
by Rachel Devitt | May 30, 2013
Another round of hot new Latin releases coming your way, just in time for summer! As usual, our roundup represents the gamut of the genre's wide range, from ranchera to cumbia to Afro-Cuban to rock -- and that’s just the feisty new album from eclectic, passionate L.A. collective La Santa Cecilia! Elsewhere in our Top 10 picks, you’ll find a crooning, swoon-worthy new slice of funky, heartfelt R&B from Frankie J; melancholy electro-pop from Julieta Venegas; the sparkling debut from 3BallMTY pal America Sierra; the sophomore effort from much-lauded alt rockers La Vida Boheme; and the Spanish-language version of Il Volo’s latest. And we start it all off with the latest from Carlos Vives, a sunny, hip-shaking collection of cumbia, vallenato and pop that’s the perfect jump-start for your summer.