Released: Feb 1994
Label: London Records
This squalling, lo-fi, angular LP is one of the best things the members of Los Lobos have ever done. Begun as an outlet for the band's experimental leanings, the Playboys meander through textures, picking and discarding ideas and building a sonic universe where hard rock, the blues and cumbia coexist. Moments of beauty show up everywhere -- peep "Ten Believers" and "Gone."