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This Time

Los LobosAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 20, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: July 20, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Mammoth
  • ASIN: B00000JMK9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Most bands who've soldiered on for as long as Los Lobos find that middle-age brings a laissez-faire bargain between fame and nostalgia that makes it all too easy to coast into the sunset comfortably seated on their laurels. What's so compelling about Lobos in the 1990s and beyond is their steadfast refusal to succumb to any such temptation. This Time marks the third chapter in their collaboration with producers Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake that yielded the outstanding and surprising Kiko and Colossal Head. It's easily their most adventuresome, category-confounding outing yet. Time often bravely veers into the strange, liberating ethos espoused by Blake, Froom, and Lobos mainstays David Hidalgo and Louis Perez on their deliciously skewed side-project, Latin Playboys. The title track seems to slyly segue in from nowhere, "Oh Yeah" lopes into a dreamy jazz subtly punctuated by Blake's studio percussion, and "Some Say Some Do" manages a dark new techno-twist on the blues. The gritty riffing on "Viking" and "High Places" prove that the band's love affair with Hendrix is no passing fancy. Even the Latin stylings of "Cumbia Raza," the sexy "Corazon," and the playful "La Playa" get a good studio tweaking. Those who expected Los Lobos to churn out endless permutations of "La Bamba" may be disappointed at this stereotype-resistant exploration. But those who relish true adventure and master musicianship are going to very happy indeed. Que corran para siempre --Jerry McCulley

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars too good for their own good October 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
At this point, Los Lobos is so strong, so funky, so imaginative, and so sophisticated that they can't possibly have a hit record. They're just too good for an audience fed on top-40 pablum to ever figure out. But I say, just keep going and making exquisite records like this one, guys. Music's a lot more important than mass-popularity.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mesmerizing mixture of rhythm and leads September 20, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Having listened to Los Lobos for quite some time now, I have to say that this is as good or better than any of their efforts to date. There is much to be said for the interplay of the indivdual instruments -- always pushing the rhythyms in different directions, yet somehow blending into intriguing harmonies -- and always leaving enough space between notes to allow one to truly appreciate what is being played. Yes, it's a bit short -- but beautiful. Rather than more songs i would wish each of the songs to be a bit longer. At first I found a few of the songs to be over-mixed, but when I turned it up a bit I no longer had the same feeling -- the sonic quality of the recording is excellent. I've had trouble putting the disc away and definitely recomend buying it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Band no one listens to... July 24, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Los Lobos have really blossomed in the 90s. The sound and ambiance of this record tells you right off that it couldn't be anyone else. These guys meld weird chord structures and unusual melodies together into music that is odd but strangely listenable. Their last two albums, "Kiko" and "Colossal Head" are still tops in my opinion, but "This Time" continues the tradition and brings them into some new territory. Titles like "Viking" and "High Places" will have people asking if this is really Los Lobos. Well, it is...and they are still quietly sitting in the background, letting the more adventurous music fans out their soak up every note...Dig these albums.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completes the best rock trilogy of the decade. July 23, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Third in a series of nearly undefinable masterpieces from Los Lobos, "This Time" is, like "Kiko" & "Colossal Head" before it, an album of a sort that we've never really heard before, but that is too good- just too confident to call experimental. With songs like the title track, "Oh Yeah", & "Corazon", the album is full of that unforgettable, frustratingly rare type of song that at times finds its beauty as much in what the artist doesn't play as in what he does. At it's best, the music of "This Time" picks up the thread first uncovered in "Life is Good", & "Kiko and the Lavender Moon"; cascading upon the listener w/ suggested grooves, while it's sparse lyrics stay with us by merely hinting, letting David's sad or Cesar's sly tone reveal the spirit of the song. It is in this way that Los Lobos has been positioned alongside the likes of Hendrix & Robert Johnson ever since Kiko. "This Time" is a fine, fine work.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Layered on Thick December 8, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Along with other reviews, I concur that "This Time" should have been packaged as two-fer or as a trilogy with Los Lobos' prior two recordings. You put the CD on, lay back, and's over already ! A minor complaint (1 star demerit) for the length, owing to a gut feeling that Hollywood Records was pushing the quick release of this CD and not Los Lobos. But the the continuation of the overlay methodology that Froom & Blake employ on all of their productions, I say, "Give me more, not less." The CD IS only 38 minutes long, but thanks to Froom & Blake, you could listen to the recording over and over, catching different nuances from each replaying. Are Los Lobos a rock band at this point? I hope not; their last three recordings, as well as their independent projections have exploded them out of the R & R pigeonhole. As for Froom & Blake? Bonnie Raitt's last CD, "Fundamental", was her best effort in 10 years. Suzanne Vega's 1996 "Nine Objects of Desire" was her best output ever. And none other than Mr. Froom and Mr. Blake produced both projects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Los Lobos musicians musicians March 26, 2013
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more good stuff from the greatest band in America. Variety is the spice of life. Los Lobos are the spice of life and this cd proves it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I First Thought December 6, 2006
Format:Audio CD
My love for the music of Los Lobos goes all the way back to their EP "...And A Time To Dance" and continues to the present day. That love proclaimed, I am one of those fans who was somewhat dismayed by some of the band's projects that trod experimentally in musical territory far from the "traditional" sound I had become comfortable with. I wasn't craving sameness, but I do like some continuity.

So I sort of suffered through four albums beginning with The Neighborhood until Good Morning Aztlan and The Ride brought back the old familiar vibes. A series of albums like Kiko, Colossal Head, the Neighborhood, and This Time sat on the shelf unplayed and unloved until I decided to give them all another shot. And after listening to This Time several times through, I realized that it is a lot better than I originally thought.

I still lean toward the more traditional sound as Cumbia Raza and Corazon are definite favorites, but I also like some of the grittier offerings such as Oh Yeah, Viking, Some Say Some Do, and Turn Around.

The worst thing about This Time is that it is too short. The attractive booklet that accompanies it makes up for that somewhat, but for the money the fans deserve more music.

If you like Los Lobos' adventurous projects and for some reason have not heard this, then you should pick this up. If you are still a hardcore devotee of the band's more traditional sound, try hearing this with an open mind. You may find you like it more this time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars finally refined
I'm honestly not all that much of a los lobos fan in general. i started with 'the neighborhood' on cassette back in the day cuz it was cheap. Read more
Published on May 29, 2003 by "davsthegreat"
2.0 out of 5 stars Wall of Noise
When the path of two talents interesect, the results can be either fruitful or disappointing. When Los Lobos teamed up with producers Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake for 1992's... Read more
Published on November 8, 2002 by R. Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like anything on this you'll like it all!
The only possible compliant about this album is there is no breakout hit, but in this crowd it's hard to breakout. This is the work of professionals, qualiy start to finish. Read more
Published on February 26, 2001 by Hugh T. Winslow II
3.0 out of 5 stars sorry
This was my first and maybe only Los Lobos record. I usually have a good cd buying sense and almost always follow through with a group or person's album that I've bought. Read more
Published on February 17, 2001 by ty7777
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful R&B
The record rocks from start to finish. It is rootsy, it is bluesy,it is funky, it is earthy, it is everything it needs to be and more. Read more
Published on August 13, 2000 by Viking
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Up to Par
After releasing their masterpiece in 1992's Kiko, Los Lobos have done a good deal of experimenting and created a fair amount of competent music, but they haven't made any great... Read more
Published on March 22, 2000 by
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard-edged, but not quite solid
Always followed this band through the years and at first, I liked the electric blues feel. But then it seemed the songs are too short, ideas that show promise are never finished. Read more
Published on January 17, 2000 by Nancy Martinez
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great one
KIKO is still their best, but this one is great. Viva la Raza
Published on October 10, 1999 by Frederick Rudofsky
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