Avalancha de Éxitos (Avalanche of Hits) was Café Tacuba's third album. In 1996, two years after their acclaimed Re, the band had amassed enough new music to fill four CDs, but couldn't winnow it down to a single album. So instead, they covered eight songs by other Spanish-speaking artists, who ranged from totally obscure to well-known.
"Chilanga Banda" (Chilanga Gang - "Chilanga" is a slang term referring to people from Mexico City's barrios. Originally by Juan Jaime López)
"Metamorfosis" (Metamorphosis. Originally by Axis)
"No Controles" (Don't Control Me. Originally by Nacho Cano and Olé Olé)
"No Me Comprendes" (You Don't Understand Me. Originally by Bola de Nieve)
"Alármala de Tos" (A made-up word coming from the title of Alarma!, a yellow journalism magazine, and mixed with a slang term used when you are threatening someone to keep quiet. Originally by Botellita de Jeréz)
"Ojalá Que Llueva Café" (I Hope it Rains Coffee. Originally by Juan Luis Guerra)
"Cómo Te Extraño Mi Amor" (How I Miss You My Love. Originally by Leo Dan)
All the covers are very different from the originals - and from each other. Chilanga Banda is a hip-hop piece in Mexican slang (featuring the sound "ch"), and Ojalá Que Llueva Café is marked by fast-paced fiddle and rapid switching from chest register to head register - reminiscent, in fact, of yodeling. This is a continuation of the precedent the band established with Re, their previous album, of constant genre-shifting.