Saint Behind the Glass
Label: Rhino/Warner Records
Kiko is one of Los Lobos' most brilliant, wholly conceived LPs. Thanks to the shared duties of the band's songwriters and the lovely, lofty arrangements that wed traditional ethnic instruments with electric guitars, the record simply never flags. A set of particularly outstanding tunes comes square in the middle, with the sinister riff of "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" and the lilting, lyrical "Saint Behind the Glass."