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SANTANA 3

Santana

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.00 | 297 ratings

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Bonnek
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3 stars Santana's third isn't as blessed with Santana classics as the first two albums. It has the advantage of offering some nice new discoveries that sometimes sound more exciting then the long known classics of old.

After the refreshing instrumental of 'Batuka', the hit 'No One To Depend On' is one that can be easily skipped, I've heard this tune too much. 'Taboo' is one of these lesser known songs that make the album an great listen, it's a cool tune with slow-paced percussion and great organ and guitar solo's. It's an album of contrasts though that has classics such as 'Toussaint' as well as stale instant skip songs such as 'Everybody's Everything'. Also 'Everything is coming our way" is boring old-school pop. The latin fusion of 'Jungle Strut' and 'Para Los Rumberos' are better but typically this sort of thing works much better in their live versions.

Overall, not really consistent but mostly nice, pleasant and safe background music that's perfectly suited when you have the in-laws over.

Bonnek | 3/5 |

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