Tin Can Trust

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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Uncut
    100
    Tin Can Trust is a masterful album from an undeniably great American band, at the peak of its considerable powerers. [Sep 2010, p.88]
  2. Listening to a Los Lobos album is a bit like walking down the streets of a neighborhood, with a different kind of music spilling out of every doorway.
  3. This is much more about capturing their inimitable onstage chemistry with sizzling fuzz guitar solos, unexpected fusions of styles and the kind of relaxed confidence that only comes with this kind of history.
  4. On Tin Cast Trust, Los Lobos prove that tough times don't last, but tough music does, and those are words we can all live by.
  5. Tin Can Trust is more of a straight-ahead rock record, relaxed in approach and spirited in performance.
  6. The barrio strivers throughout Trust are as vivid now as they were decades ago.
  7. Make no mistake, the storytelling is detailed and the musicianship is precession-sharp, but dotted with faithful Spanish-language takes on cumbia and Norteno styles, and one unnecessary blues-jam interlude, Tin Can Trust ultimately eases into traditionalism.
  8. The title-track is a prime example of the album's dominant pace: downbeat and sluggish.
  9. It's an album about facing limitations, drawing what hope there is from seeing each situation clearly.
  10. It's the record of a band who have plenty of experience, a good track record and know what makes a good album.
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  1. AnonymousMC
    Aug 5, 2010
    10
    When Los Lobos hook up with songwriters like ex-Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, things start to go downhill on an otherwise solidWhen Los Lobos hook up with songwriters like ex-Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, things start to go downhill on an otherwise solid effort. Otherwise, it is a very enjoyable collection of songs. Full Review »