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The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 462 votes 164 voters 6.6k views 18 items

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Los Lobos are considered one of the best Tejano music bands and one of the best folk bands. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Los Lobos albums, with the help of your votes. Although formed in 1973 in East Los Angeles, it would be another 15 years before they saw chart success with the title song for La Bamba (1987). They proved they weren't a one-hit wonder with Kiko (1992) which proved to be the peak of their critical acclaim. 

This Los Lobos discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Los Lobos albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Los Lobos singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Los Lobos album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Los Lobos album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

This list of Los Lobos studio albums includes Colossal Head (1996), How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984), and more. This list of popular Los Lobos CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

Kiko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time
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Artist: Los Lobos

Release Date: 1992

Producer: Mitchell Froom

Tracks: That Train Don't Stop Here, Whiskey Trail, Peace, + more

Length (mins): 00:52:37

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Americana, Roots rock, Chicano rock, + more

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How Will the Wolf Surviv... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time
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Artist: Los Lobos

Release Date: 1984

Producer: T Bone Burnett

Tracks: Corrido #1, Evangeline, Will the Wolf Survive?, + more

Length (mins): 00:33:31

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Heartland rock

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By the Light of the Moon... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time
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Artist: Los Lobos

Release Date: 1987

Producer: T Bone Burnett

Tracks: Prenda Del Alma, The Hardest Time, One Time One Night, + more

Length (mins): 00:40:35

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Roots rock, Chicano rock

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Colossal Head is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time
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Artist: Los Lobos

Release Date: 1996

Tracks: Little Japan, Revolution, Maricela, + more

Length (mins): 00:43:07

Genres (Music): Rock music, Roots rock, Chicano rock

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