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“Amigos” is a bit of a blindsider in an intriguing way, a steel guitar-laden bit of wistful melancholia that manages to get away with its country-goes-to-the-border aesthetic like a more sober minded (and less fratricidal) version of Ween's “Buenos Tardes Amigo.”