How Will the Wolf Survive? - Warner Brothers 1984
You could say that approximately half of the album continues the traditional tex-mex style of "And a Time to Dance" where as the other half has the more mainstream rock-sound that the band would explore on follwing albums like "By the Light of the Moon" and "The Neighborhood". This is the Los Lobos sound I personally love. On "Will the Wolf Survive" my favourites are the beautiful Hidalgo/Perez song "A Matter of Time", the great title-track (also Hidalgo/Perez ), the charming instrumental "Lil King of Everything" and of course the bluesy rocking "Don't Worry Baby" which has some terrific guitar-playing.
Among the more traditional based songs "Evangeline" is a favorite. The rest of the album is quite good, too, but most of these songs could just as well have been part of "And a Time to Dance"