Cuatro Caminos

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For the Mexico City Metro station, see Metro Cuatro Caminos. For the Madrid Metro station, see Cuatro Caminos (Madrid Metro).
Cuatro Caminos
Studio album by Café Tacuba
Released July 1, 2003
Genre Latin Alternative
Length 53:13
Label Universal Music Mexico
Producer Gustavo Santaolalla, Andrew Weiss, Dave Fridmann, Tony Peluso
Café Tacuba chronology
Vale Callampa
(2002)
Cuatro Caminos
(2003)
Un Viaje
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Cuatro Caminos (literally: Four Roads, the name of a major road intersection and metro station in Mexico City and Madrid) is the fifth album by Café Tacuba, released in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Café Tacuba

No. Title Length
1. "Cero y Uno" ("Zero and One") 3:52
2. "Eo" (aka "Eo (El sonidero)"; "Eo (The Disc Jockey") 4:01
3. "Mediodía" ("Midday") 3:56
4. "¿Qué Pasará?" ("What Will Happen?") 2:20
5. "Camino y Vereda" ("Path and Sidewalk") 4:05
6. "Eres" ("You Are") 4:28
7. "Soy o Estoy" ("I Am (existence) or I Am (location)") 2:48
8. "Encantamiento Inútil" ("Useless Enchantment") 6:29
9. "Recuerdo Prestado" ("Borrowed Memory") 3:30
10. "Puntos Cardinales" ("Cardinal Points") 4:43
11. "Desperté" ("I Woke Up") 3:09
12. "Tomar el Fresco" ("To Take Fresh Air") 2:57
13. "Hoy Es" ("Today Is") 5:01
14. "Hola Adiós" ("Hello Goodbye") 3:41

The album is marked by wordplay, as in the song titles "Hoy Es" (sounds like "Oyes" - You're Listening), "Soy o Estoy", and "Hola Adiós" (sounds like "Hola a Dios", meaning "Hello to God"). Rubén Albarrán, whose vocal talents are well-demonstrated on "¿Qué Pasará?", was credited on this album as "Élfego Buendía". This was the first Café Tacuba album to use live drummers instead of drum machines.

Produced by Gustavo Santaolalla, Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Weezer) and Andrew Weiss (Ween).

Cuatro Caminos was featured on several Top Albums of 2003 charts, including Rolling Stone, New York Times, Blender Magazine. It won in 2004 a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album and two Latin Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song for Eres. Music website Club Fonograma named Cuatro Caminos best album of the decade.[2]

The song "Eo" appears in the soundtrack to soccer game FIFA Football 2004.

Personnel[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Mexico (AMPROFON)[3] Gold 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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