• Natalia Lafourcade

I remember getting a copy of the self-titled debut album from Mexican pop singer Natalia Lafourcade back in 2003 and thinking it was nice, smart, and stylish but not particularly compelling compared to the work of more forceful Mexican artists like Julieta Venegas and Cafe Tacuba. Lafourcade was only 19 back then, but I didn’t bother to keep tabs on her development—which, as it turns out, was a mistake.