Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Reina by Kinky, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC


Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

In the same vein as their previous work, Kinky's third record, Reina, combines elements of electronica, rock, and Latin into 40 minutes of hip-shaking music, which has always been what the band has done, anyway. So while the feel of each song may change somewhat between individual tracks ("I Say Hey" is Talking Headsy, "Lay Back" alludes to old-school hip-hop, and "¿Donde Van los Muertos?" uses a ranchera-inspired accordion), the overall intent and focus of the album is on the beat, and even in those moments where things start to become kind of cheesy (as music in which the synthesizer plays a large role, as it does here, is wont to do), the groove is so tight and crisp that it's easy to ignore those missteps and think instead about showing off your moves. That last statement is clearly the objective of Kinky, too, because more than anything else, it sounds like they're having a lot of fun, dancing around the studio as they play their instruments. The bass and guitar are clean and funky, the drums are equally as comfortable playing complex Latin beats (on the fantastic "Uruapan Breaks," for instance) as they are a more straightforward rock rhythm, the keyboards are poppy and quirky, the effects are well placed (the roaring sample in "León," for instance), and singer Gilberto Cerezo's voice is light and airy, a kind of José González-meets-Rob B-from-Stereo MC's (a comparison helped by the fact he often doubles up his vocal tracks), and works as a nice complement to the band's super-produced sound (as does the voice of Men at Work's Colin Hay, who adds his to the sleaze-groove of "Monday Killer"). It's all layered together, looped and twisted, and spread out into 12 easily digestible yet complex and interesting songs, catchy in that fun, plasticy kind of way, meant to be enjoyed and danced to during the summer months and then placed gently aside when the first frost starts to set in, where they'll wait patiently for next spring, when the party can start up all over again.

Customer Reviews

Mexican Magic

I cannot believe the poor reviews for this outstanding album by Mexico's finest, Kinky. I've just got back from a short trip to Los Angeles where I was lucky enough to catch these guys at a free open air concert. The were superb. They have the energy and humour of the Scissor Sisters or the Fun Loving Criminals but with a depth and range to their punk/salsa/rock/dance/disco/hip-hop inspired music that belies their tender years. This is a great album. From the opening electronica of the single, 'Sister Twisted' to the hypnotic disco rampage of 'Spin That Wine' there isn't a filler on the entire project. Partly in Spanish and partly in English, mixing Hip-Hop rhythms with out and out rock, with a bass line that cuts you in two, Kinky are that rarest of finds; the real thing - original, fused with integrity and invention and able to laugh at themselves. Buy this album, let the music speak for itself, then check out their back-catalogue.

Nice one.

Not as good as their other albums, which for me we’re both fantastic. However, that said, Kinky still seem to have kept their apparent sense of humour and this record is a romp through some very original latin-rock, laced with disco riffs and techno synth work. Buy it.

omg this is abousultely a waste of time dont buy

ok it sounded like they had loads of cats scratin


Formed: 1998 in Monterrey, Mexico

Genre: Alternative and Latin Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Known for their energetic live shows as much as their recordings, Kinky are a Latin alternative group that draws from funk-rock as well as electronic dance music, resulting in a unique hybrid that has garnered them an international following. The five-piece band from Monterrey, Mexico, first came together in 2000 as a trio comprised of vocalist/guitarist Gilberto Cerezo, keyboardist/programmer Ulises Lozano, and guitarist Carlos Chairez. Drummer Omar Gongora and bassist Cesar Pliego joined shortly...
Full bio
Reina, Kinky
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.