Revés/Yo Soy

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Revés/Yo Soy
Café Tacuba RevésYo Soy.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 July 1999 (1999-07-20)
LabelWarner Music Mexico
Café Tacuba chronology
Avalancha de Éxitos
Revés/Yo Soy
Tiempo Transcurrido
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press4/5[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[3]

Revés/Yo Soy (English: Backwards/I Am) is the fourth album by Mexican rock band Café Tacuba. In fact, it is two albums—Revés is an instrumental album, Yo Soy a collection of songs the band had been saving up since their second album, Re. It was released in 1999, and won the Latin Grammy that year for Best Rock Album.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: Revés
7."10" (This is the recording of the "Compañía Nacional de Danza Fólclorica del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes", Emmanuel del Real distortioned and programmed the song)3:47
8."5.1" (Performed by "Cuarteto de Clarinetes Arghül")2:32
9."13" (The only track with lyrics; this song became a single later, known as "Revés" due to the use of the word in the chorus)5:40
10."M.C." (Performed by Kronos Quartet. This song is a cover of "La Muerte Chiquita)4:05
13."..." (There is a track 13 on the first disc, but it features no music)0:13
Disc 2: Yo Soy
1."El Padre (The Father)"3:27
2."La Locomotora (The Locomotive)"3:53
3."El Río (The River)"2:57
4."El Polen (The Pollen)" (The second part of "El Río" appears when played)3:28
5."Dos Niños (Two Kids)"3:30
6."La Muerte Chiquita (The Little Death)"2:52
7."El Espacio (The Space)" (The name of the album is mentioned in this song)4:23
8."Guerra (War)" (This song has no numbers or letters as a name, instead, there's a drawing)4:08
9."Sin Título (Untitled)" (This song has no title in the liner notes. Its exact name is: " ")2:11
10."El Hombre Impasible (The Unfeeling Man)"2:11
11."El Ave (The Bird)" (Like "Guerra", this track has a picture for its title)3:20
12."Esperando (Waiting)" (The lyrics of the song are the route to Enrique Rangel's apartment)0:40
13."Arboles Frutales (Fruit Trees)" (On the CD, this song is composed of 13 tracks (Tracks 13-25); 12 seventeen-second track and one twenty-four second track)3:53
14."Bicicleta (Bicycle)" (As with "Árboles Frutales" this song is composed of 26 six-second tracks (Tracks 26-51))2:51
15."Lento (Slow)"4:03



  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Revés/Yo Soy – Café Tacuba". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Café Tacuba: Revés/Yo Soy". Alternative Press. No. 135. October 1999. p. 83.
  3. ^ Kemp, Mark (2004). "Café Tacuba". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 129–30. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  4. ^ Kun, Josh (October 1999). "Café Tacuba: Revés/Yo Soy". Spin. Vol. 15 no. 10. pp. 164–65. Retrieved 1 March 2020.