BBMAs 2018

X

Intocable's two-disc set, "X," commemorates the norteÑo group's 10-year-plus association with EMI Latin and its 10th release for the label.

Intocable's two-disc set, "X," commemorates the norteño group's 10-year-plus association with EMI Latin and its 10th release for the label. But there's a twist: Disc one ("X") is a studio album of new material, and the second ("X-tra") includes covers of Intocable hits by a variety of alternative acts. The point is made that Intocable's appeal extends well beyond norteño fans. While "X" has sophisticated norteño fare like the single "Aire," "X-tra" has delicious readings of songs like "Enséñame a Olvidarme" (performed by Jumbo) and a crunchy rock'n'roll version of "Ya Ves" by Volovan. Pepe Aguilar surprises with his dreamy rendition of "Fuerte No Soy," which provides a new vision of Aguilar and of Intocable. The end result is a disc for purists and thrill seekers, anchored by fine songs that endure different genres and arrangements.—LC