The Ride


Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Such guests hardly bring commercial cachet. What they add is a depth and dynamism that transcend genres, generations and language, transforming Los Lobos' trademark sound without throwing the band off its foundation.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    The collaborative approach yields some of the most potent music of the group's career. [7 May 2004, p.86]
  3. Blender
    Sometimes the tone is self-congratulatory, but a house band this glorious deserves some kind of standing ovation. [May 2004, p.127]
  4. Mojo
    Los Lobos' ingenuity with arrangements and atmosphere makes The Ride something special. [Jun 2004, p.102]
  5. Walks the narrow path between playful adventurousness and tuneful accessibility with ragged elegance and swaggering confidence.
  6. Q Magazine
    It's all linked by a sense of dignity, wisely chosen collaborators and David Hidalgo's voice. [Aug 2004, p.115]
  7. Amazing collaborations that emphasize the veteran band's rich Latin and blues roots.
  8. The Ride is both party and primer, taking listeners through what one set of musicians has learned about their craft over 30 years.
  9. Rolling Stone
    The Ride doesn't rank with the classic Los Lobos of How Will the Wolf Survive? or the experimental Kiko; instead, it contains aspects of both and is a tribute to the group's influences. [13 May 2004, p.74]

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. jerryb
    Feb 28, 2007
    great concept, solid musicianship as always. pretty eclectic array of sounds, maybe too eclectic. "across 110th st." steals the show
  2. DHands
    May 14, 2004
    a good summer cd