Al Borde’s Top Ten Album Picks of 2012

By Fanelly MillanDecember 19, 2012Album Reviews

2012 was a prolific year as far as music is concerned. Many great albums were released from various parts of the world, especially Mexico and Latin America. At Al Borde, we enjoyed previewing new material and giving you the 411 first-hand from everything between Carla Morrison’s triple Grammy nominated Dejenme Llorar album to Ozomatli’s kid-friendly Ozokidz.

With that said, and if you’re still looking for the perfect gift, look no more. Give music or gift yourself some awesome tunes to keep your stress levels at range during these holidays. I present to you, Al Borde’s 2012 Top Ten Album Picks of The Year:
1. Dejenme Llorar by Carla Morrison.  
Released date: Oct 09, 2012
Highlights: Nominated for 3 Grammy’s (Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Alternative Field)
Recommended track: #6 “Eres tú”
2. CAMPO by Juan Campodónico
Release date: Mar 13, 2012
Highlights: Nominated for a Grammy (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album)
Recommended track: #2 “1987 feat. Jorge Drexler”
3. Postales by Gaby Moreno
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
Highlights: Moreno’s first all-Spanish album
Recommended track: #6 “Blues de Mar”
4. El Objeto antes llamado disco by Café Tacuba
Release date: Oct 22, 2012
Highlights: Recorded before studio audiences in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile.
Recommended track: #3 “De Este Lado Del Camino”
5. Solstis by León Larregui
Release date: Aug 21, 2012
Highlights: Zoe’s front man first solo album
Recommended track: #1 “Como tu (Magic Music Box)”
6. Radiolatina by Sussie 4
Release date: Sept 25, 2012
Highlights: Electronic tribute album to Mexican song classics such as Bésame Mucho and Sabor a Mí
Recommended track: #1 “Bonita”
7. Ozokidz by Ozomatli
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
Highlights: Ozomatli’s first children’s album
Recommended track: #12 Changuito
8. Ni carne ni pescado by Panteón Rococó
Release date: Dec 17, 2012
Highlights: Album features collaborations with Celso Piña, Kinky, Maria Barracuda, Jot Dog and Pato Machete.
Recommended track: # 6 “No sé por qué”
9. Amor/Desde El Infierno by Hector Guerra 
Release date: 12/4/12
Highlights: Pachamama Crew’s first soloist album
Recommended track: #7 “What up”
10. Hecho en Mexico  Soundtrack by Various Artist 
Release date: Dec 18, 2012
Highlights: Collaborations by Amandititita, Alejandro Fernandez, Gloria Trevi, Lila Downs and many more.
Recommended track: #13 “¿Quién lleva los pantalones? (La Cumbia Cusinela)”