My wife lived in Mexico for a while in the early 1990s, so it's thanks to her that I'm a fan of a lot of the artists who were big in D.F. around that time, including Julieta Venegas, Café Tacvba, and Manu Chao, all of whom she and I have seen live in New York.
And though the Colombian/Lebanese superstar Shakira didn't emerge until later that decade, her music also came to my attention courtesy of my wife, who retained the interest in rock en español and related artists (Ozomatli, Lila Downs). Accordingly most of what interests me about Shakira are the distinctive rock en español trimmings of her early work, in particular a trio of bangers on the poorly named Laundry Service record from 2001. Any song that combines big surf guitars with accordion immediately has my attention, but in these cases she more than sustains it.
She kicks the album off in style with "Objection (Tango)," which lays rubbery guitar and toothsome squeeze box over a classic Andalusian cadence (Bm, A, G, F#); check the B-52's-esque solo at 3:15 below (this is the Spanish-language version of the same tune, which closes the album):