I think the greatest travesty in the history of the so called "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" is the exclusion of Los Lobos.
It will not be a true Hall of Fame until Los Lobos takes the stage to jam with Keith and Mick.
Their newest release, "The Town and the City" is another five star Los Lobos disc.
Someone somewhere mentioned the joy of growing into a song or disc (going from neutral to love over time) as a greater experience than hitting it off with a song/disc right from the start, and this disc will do that for you, I promise.
(I think it was the Brandon Flowers who said it most recently in an interview in the newest issue of Rolling Stone, but it's an old thought...you know, building a strong relationship is like building a house...better if it's not done on quicksand, etc...)
So, the disc's sound is a little bit on the Crazy Horse/Neil Young/Living With War side of fidelity. So much so, that on the first cut it activated my old Hi Fi gene that sends a signal to the rest of my brain that the voice coil may be broken.
But, despite that, every song burns its way into your brain, and the standout lyrics blossom larger and larger with each listen.
This is one of those discs that if you play it five times, it'll never venture far from your disc player.
Side bar. See if you hear:
On track 4: A similar sound to I Wanna Be Like You (Monkey Song).
On track 8: Listen for hints of Whiter Shade of Pale.