Y Tu Mamá También

For those who haven't seen the film, Mexico's most successful since Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch), the soundtrack to director Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá TambiÉn (And Your Mother

For those who haven't seen the film, Mexico's most successful since Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch), the soundtrack to director Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá También (And Your Mother Too) provides a miniature road map, both to the movie and to Mexico itself. Every track, from Natalie Imbruglia's "Cold Air" to Marco Antonio Solís' "Si No Te Hubieras Ido" has a place in the movie. This alone makes for an intriguing, cohesive album, unlike so many soundtrack discs that simply slap on songs never heard in the film. That said, Y Tu Mamá También veers from Mexican rap/rock (Molotov's kick-ass "Here Comes the Mayo," a collaboration with Dub Pistols) to Tejano (Flaco Jiménez's "La Tumba Será el Final) to reggae (Bran Van 3000's "Go Shopping"). Relevance is given to Mexican acts, their significance increasing once the film is experienced. But the influence of various styles on contemporary Mexico gives the soundtrack and film an extra edge and sense of reality. This could be the soundtrack to many people's lives.—LC