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World - Released April 26, 2019 | UMLE - Fonovisa

Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2015 | Liberty & Lament Records

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Lucero's Nobody's Darlings is the sound of the Replacements, 20 years later, a little more sober, and from Memphis instead of Minneapolis. In other words, the band's occasional feints toward country music and electric blues come off with a lot more credibility and just as much enthusiasm. Just like the Replacements' Pleased to Meet Me, Lucero's seventh album is produced by local legend Jim Dickinson, but where some longtime Replacements fans thought Dickinson polished off a few too many of the 'Mats' rough edges, there's a loose, live feel to Nobody's Darlings that's in keeping with the rest of Lucero's catalog. Singer Ben Nichols is the band's best asset, and while his occasionally hoarse but always heartfelt vocals owe a lot not only to Paul Westerberg but to Social Distortion's Mike Ness, he's a better than average lyricist who covers the same ground as a hundred other rock & roll dudes -- "And We Fell" is the inebriation song, "California" is the frustration song -- but with enough regular-guy charm and occasionally sharp lines to keep from fading into the garage rock woodwork. ~ Stewart Mason

Alternative & Indie - Released May 22, 2001 | Liberty & Lament Records

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"...Whisky, loneliness, girls, guitars...indeed, the ground covered here is nothing new - But the songs always seem honest....Nichols possesses a raspy wistfulness all his own."

Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2015 | Liberty & Lament Records

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Lucero have never been short on Replacements comparisons, which are still very much valid on Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers, but this time around they come off more like the Memphis version of Bruce Springsteen -- in the best possible way. This comparison is heard straightaway in the opening "What Else Would You Have Me Be?," and the subsequent music largely continues its loose and jangly feel, many songs rocking out in the tradition of those on 2005's Nobody's Darlings. However, thanks to the contributions of auxiliary player Rick Steff on nearly every track -- switching between organs, accordion, and piano -- the overall record sounds fuller and is more immediate than much of Lucero's past work. These extra touches cause rousing songs like the shimmering "I Can Get Us Out of Here" to be more triumphant, and the whiskey-soaked and weary homecoming of "On the Way Back Home" more affecting with a lonely accordion softly lamenting in the background. As always, frontman Ben Nichols owns the type of hapless charm that can simultaneously break your heart and fix it, his weathered voice like that of a close friend over six strings. The prominent interplay of rugged guitar and drums makes for a wholly gripping listen on darker cuts like "Sing Me No Hymns" and "The Weight of Guilt." Both match up compellingly with the gruff Southern drawl of Nichols, who douses his hoarse delivery in a hard-edged defiance that sharply cuts through the unusually threatening air, especially in the latter song with its challenging repetition of "If you can bear no cross, you can wear no crown." Reflections of love, regret, and longing dominate -- whether missing the girl while out on the road or making drunken promises when she's close enough to kiss -- yet Lucero's leathery alt-country melodies never forget that stirring balance of tenderness and toughness, heartache and wonder. It's that balance that ultimately makes Lucero so damn likable, and their music so damn good that you can't help but want to dance, sing, and drink along right there beside them all night. ~ Corey Apar
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Pop - Released April 23, 2002 | Sony Music Entertainment

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World - Released October 14, 2016 | Universal Music Mexico

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 18, 2015 | ATO Records (AT0)

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Latin America - Released March 31, 2017 | UMLE - Fonovisa

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Latin America - Released November 9, 2018 | UMLE - Fonovisa

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Latin America - Released November 15, 2019 | UMLE - Fonovisa

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Latin America - Released May 11, 2018 | UMLE - Fonovisa

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Latin America - Released February 16, 2018 | Fonovisa, Inc.

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Latin America - Released November 1, 2019 | UMLE - Fonovisa

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World - Released June 19, 2007 | Sony Music Latin

Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2015 | Liberty & Lament Records

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Prior to the release of their first album for Madjack Records in 2001, Lucero recorded a laconic nine-song album on a cassette Portastudio in Brian Venable's attic, which the band released though the local Memphis label Soul Is Cheap. It didn't take long for the album to sell out, and the disc became something of a collector's item until Lucero reissued it in 2006. Fans who dig the Replacements-style rock & roll side of this band will probably find this a little low-key for their tastes -- at the point when The Attic Tapes was recorded, Lucero still had an occasional fiddle player, and these nine tunes creep along with the ambition of a hangover, while the hissy homemade quality of the recording is just a shade distracting in spots. But at the same time, most of the elements of what would make this band memorable were already firmly in place -- the gritty howl of Ben Nichols' voice and the broad spaces of Venable's guitar leads had already defined themselves, and the group's songwriting proudly wore the dusty resonance of life in the South, which speaks strongly on "Diamond State Heartbreak," "Hello Sadness," and "Took the Fall." Listening to The Attic Tapes, you might not have guessed that Lucero would soon mature into a crackerjack rock band, but at this early stage they already had talent and vision to spare, and fans will find this rewarding listening. The 2006 reissue on Liberty & Lament adds three early demos, an early recording of "My Best Girl," and a cover of Jawbreaker's "Kiss the Bottle." ~ Mark Deming
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World - Released January 1, 1991 | Latino

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Latin America - Released August 9, 2019 | UMLE - Fonovisa

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Latin America - Released April 19, 2019 | UMLE - Fonovisa

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World - Released January 1, 2013 | UMLE - Latino

Recorded in October of 2012 at Mexico's Auditorio Nacional, Lucero delivers a concert comprising all of her hits with a full band that includes mariachi musicians. The show was captured with an eight-camera shoot for a DVD to accompany the album. Along with an exhaustive collection of her hits, the legendary performer also delivers three unreleased studio tracks, including her number one charting single "No Pudiste Amar Así." All told, there are ten tracks tracks on the audio disc on which Lucero delivers her hits with the same passion as she did on her studio recordings. The concert film not only contains the complete show, but the video for "No Pudiste Amar Así" and a behind-the-scenes documentary. For fans, this is an indispensable -- and reasonably priced -- package.
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Latin America - Released October 19, 2018 | UMLE - Fonovisa