In my opinion, La Pistola y El Corazon is a watershed album for Los Lobos. Their interpretations of these songs including their own compositions should have shown them that Spanish is the way to go. My favorite Los Lobos albums are the early ones. Their mastery of roots-rock with a judicious mix of songs in Spanish made them a pleasure to listen to. Who, Latino or gringo, could not like their fabulous rendition of Anselma? With this album, we're given a handful of gems and as one reviewer said, the only thing wrong with the album is that it is too short. If you like other songs Los Lobos have done in Spanish, then you should definitely own this one. There are a variety of styles on display. My favorites are La Guacamaya, Las Amarillas, El Gusto, and the incomparable Que Nadie Cepa Mi Sufrir. Though I did not care as much for them at first, the two compositions by the band grew on me with repeated listens which revealed the true depth of talent here. I wish that Los Lobos would return to its roots as I care little for its current direction. One can only hope that the band decides to take another stab at the music it does best and record another album like this. Legions of fans will thank them.