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Santana

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.93 | 95 ratings

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sgtpepper
2 stars Santana's improvement and his best album since maybe 1977' Moonflower. Not only compositions are better but there are sound trips back to the beginning of the 70's, of course with more decent set-up and no reason to experiment. Some tracks are pure pop (well executed), the second half of the record gets quite good with Latin flavor, a couple of instrumentals and tasty guitar playing (such as "Primera Invasion", "Tales of Kilimanjaro", "American gypsy"). There are some filler vocal tracks like "E papa re" however "Searchin" is a pleasant pop track quite rooted in the 80's. "Winning" is half a ballad half a classic rock track, very melodic and designed for airplay. "Hannibal" has the intensity of former Santana glorious tracks. There is enough for a Santana fan and pop/rock listener to find, challenging listeners should stay away.
sgtpepper | 2/5 |

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