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Album Review

Machete Music is a label primarily known for reggaeton and Latin pop albums, so to see them signing a Mexican banda artist like Roberto Tapia is surprising. But Tapia's music is of a sufficient quality that it's understandable why Machete might want to broaden their scope a little bit. Unlike many other Mexican singers who follow the example of Vicente Fernández too closely, wallowing in overemotive vibrato whether it suits their voices or not, Tapia's vocals are clean and straightforward. There are slight touches of Autotune here and there (one particularly noticeable example occurs on "El Hijo del Mayo"), but other than that, he's a pretty traditionalist banda/norteño singer. The songs on Los Amigos del M are short, and go back and forth between norteño instrumentation (guitar, accordion) and banda arrangements (keyboards, parade drum, tuba, clarinet,e and saxophones). So in a way, he's no different than a modern English-language country singer, putting a slight personal spin on a rigorously structured, essentially conservative style. But his stripped-down, simple-pleasures version of regional Mexican music puts him closer in spirit to a classicist like Dwight Yoakam than one of the anonymous young men cluttering the stage at the Country Music Awards each year.

Customer Reviews

Mezquite Alto, Sinaloa

El CD esta muy bueno, y se ve que este muchacho tiene mucho talento y va pa arriba. Lo vi en el Aqua de Guasave, Sinaloa y canta igual de bien en vivo. Suerte y que tengas mucho exito. Puro Sinaloa compas!!

Homie is Good

This dude is very good to bad that they dont have anymore of his song on i-Tunes but i highly recommend his music if your into the whole narco corridos things. And for all the ladies his not that bad looking.

good music

lo mejor en corridos de esta etapa we need them in ring tones


Born: 1984 in San Diego, CA

Genre: Música Mexicana

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Born in Southern California but raised in Sinaloa, Mexico, corrido singer Roberto Tapia entered the prestigious Sinaloa school called Difocur at a young age, where he studied clarinet. While mastering the clarinet, Tapia was reluctant to showcase his talents. But after coaxing from friends and family, he began performing at various dancehalls and receptions. At 17, he made his professional debut in Tijuana, Mexico alongside el Lobito de Sinaloa. In 2001, Tapia began assembling musicians for his...
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