Record Review - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs: El Arte de la Elegancia de LFC

Sony Music

Fans of the veteran Argentinean rockers Los Fabulosos Cadillacs ought to be used to a release like El Arte de la Elegancia de LFC. A compilation of rerecorded and reinterpreted B-side tracks, it follows the same pattern that has propelled the band to revered status among the Rock en Español faithful: Every few years, they’re able to rerelease old material that suddenly catches fire. For El Arte, the goal was to get the band together to capture its current sound, as it has evolved from ’80s rude-boy ska to a polished, strum rock infused with congas and a horn section. It works. These B-sides – including a heartfelt cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” (“Vamos Ya”) – enjoy a breath of fresh air and demonstrate that, for a band midway through its third decade, there’s no letting up. 4 out of 5 stars.