During the ‘90s the Argentine music scene grew more diverse and colorful than ever. From hip hop to shoegazing and indie rock, here’s our selection of tracks from the Menemist (grabs groin) era.
- Daniel Melero – ‘Descansa en mis brazos’
Daniel Melero – ‘Descansa en mis brazos’: A result of Daniel Melero’s foray into bossa nova and easy listening, this is definitely not your dad’s lounge music. Or maybe it is, you tell us.
- Jaime Sin Tierra – ‘Marmota’
With its early Radiohead vibes and dissonant guitar outbursts, this indie rock classic has quickly gained cult status since being featured in the movie ‘Nadar Solo’ by Ezequiel Acuña.
- Charly García – ‘Cuchillos’
A underrated gem from what is probably Charly’s most polarizing album
- Babasónicos – ‘Esther Narcótica’
A drugged-out, woozy ballad that brings to mind the softer side of Black Sabbath.
- Soda Stereo – ‘Secuencia Inicial
This is Soda Stereo at its best, taking a left turn after their 1990 classic ‘Canción Animal’ and approaching shoegaze in a way that would make Kevin Shields proud.
- Illya Kuryaki and The Valderramas – ‘No Es Tu Sombra’
A lusty potpourri of West Coast gangsta rap and bossa nova that is every bit as good as it sounds
- Massacre – ‘El Espejo (Reflejo II)’
The result of Massacre’s trip to London and subsequent infatuation with Britpop, ‘El Espejo (Reflejo II)’ is an open invitation to introspection
- Luis Alberto Spinetta – ‘La Montaña’
Probably our favorite tune off of ‘Pelusón of Milk’, an album largely inspired by the birth of Spinetta’s daughter, Vera
- Los Visitantes – ‘Patada Sucia’
The late Miguel Abuelo and his tale of a man emotionally confused by his participation in a threesome.
- Gustavo Cerati – ‘Av. Alcorta’
Cerati yet again borrowing a page from the alternative rock textbook in a song with, yes, you guessed it, prominent guitars and angsty lyrics
- Suárez – ‘Algo difícil’
An eerily beautiful love song, with a vocal melody powerful enough to pierce right through the experimental curtains of noise and static
- Andrés Calamaro – ‘Todo lo demás también’
Calamaro channels Dylan at the peak of his powers
- Juana La Loca – ‘Planeta Infierno’
Temperley’s very own Juana La Loca and a deliciously dazed album finale with a secret bonus track