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The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 474 votes 170 voters 6.7k 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.

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The Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time
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Artist: Los Lobos

Release Date: 1990

Tracks: I Walk Alone, I Can't Understand, Jenny's Got a Pony, + more

Length (mins): 00:45:23

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Roots rock, Chicano rock, Tejano music, + more

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Good Morning Aztlá... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time
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Artist: Los Lobos

Release Date: 2002

Tracks: Get to This, The Word, Done Gone Blue, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Americana, Roots rock, Alternative country, Latin Language, + more

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Tin Can Trust is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time
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Artist: Los Lobos

Release Date: 2010

Tracks: 27 Spanishes, Mujer Ingrata, On Main Street, + more

Genres (Music): Americana, Blues-rock, Roots rock, Rock en Español, Chicano rock, + more

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The Town and the City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Lobos Albums of All Time
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Artist: Los Lobos

Release Date: 2006

Tracks: Free Up, If You Were Only Here Tonight, Chuco's Cumbia, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Roots rock, Rock en Español, Chicano rock, Tejano music, + more

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