Los Lobos – Kiko

★★★★★

  1. Dream in Blue: 👍🏻
  2. Wake Up Dolores: 👍🏻
  3. Angels with Dirty Faces: 👎🏻
  4. That Train Don’t Stop Here: 👍🏻
  5. Kiko and the Lavender Moon: 👍🏻
  6. Saint Behind the Glass: 👍🏻
  7. Reva’s House: 👍🏻
  8. When the Circus Comes: 👍🏻
  9. Arizona Skies: 👍🏻
  10. Short Side of Nothing: 👍🏻
  11. Two Janes: 👍🏻
  12. Wicked Rains: 👍🏻
  13. Whiskey Trail: 👍🏻
  14. Just a Man: 👍🏻
  15. Peace: 👍🏻
  16. Rio de Tenampa: 👎🏻


Holy crap. I don’t know how I’ve never heard of Los Lobos before, but I was totally blown away by Kiko. It’s my favorite kind of music to discover: it sounded simultaneously familiar and unlike anything I’d ever heard. The way they made a cohesive album out of all the disparate sounds on this album is astonishing. Zydeco, Country, Bossa Nova, & Blue Grass. Songs that reminded me of Eric Clapton, The Kinks, The Arcade Fire, The E Street Band, and The Stray Cats. Wow. How has this band never made it onto my radar until now?!

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