To mark its 20th anniversary, Kiko’s has been reissued in a variety of formats. The original album is now available remastered with bonus tracks. Theres also the previously unavailable Kiko Live, which you can get as a CD, DVD, or two-disc Blu-ray/CD set. With an album this great, its tempting to say, you must have this upgraded anniversary edition of Kiko. Los Lobos have been together now for forty yearsÜonly ten less than the Rolling StonesÜNo other American band has endured quite so steadily, nor evolved in a more original way over time. Usually, a band grows as a result either of the increased complexity of its songs or of its greater command of improvising, but Los Lobos has managed both. And when it unleashed Kiko (in 1992), it not only sealed its reputation as great songwriters, but also as a great soloing/interacting ensemble. While the overall impression of this record is otherworldly, Kiko contstantly reminds, “Wherever this music might be going, it comes from this grounded place. It is twenty years since this record first hit the streets and its critical reputation is huge, for very good reason.