- SPIN Rating:7 of 10
If Nortec Collective is Mexico's answer to Kraftwerk, Bulevar 2000 is their Trans-Europe Express. The second duo project by Nortec members Ramón Amezcua and Pepe Mogt juices up detached voices and iPad-driven beats with accordions, horns, and other emotionally resonant regional flavors. Referencing a route out of one of Mexico's bloodier cities, the title track replicates a feverish nocturnal drive. "We're a formidable gang without the crime," sings Loquat's Kylee Swenson in "I Count the Ways," the poppiest track on an album that balances regret with romance and resolve.