Santana - Abraxas
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1970 Ratings: #2 / 111
User Score
Based on 146 ratings
1970 Ratings: #22
Liked by 11 people
September 1, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Fred Catero, Carlos Santana / Producer
Latin Rock / Genres
santana.com / Website
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Santana has been a much-revered name in the Latin rock and classic rock scenes for as long as I can remember, so it was just about time that I heard his most notable work "Abraxas". This record's blend of classical Latin music influence and psychedelic rock influence made for some pretty interesting compositions along the way, which were constantly easy to invest in. Despite the blends not being something you'd immediately think of when dreaming up a great rock record, Santana proves ... read more
When Santana are good they're unstoppable. This album brilliantly showcases the three sides of Santana: The cool and funky Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va, the rockier Mother's daughter and the gentle, tender caress of Samba Pa Ti.

Fantastic album.

Essential Track - Samba Pa Ti


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Somewhere in my DNA, a gene from my latino heritage is activated by this record.
The guitar and percussion are just silly good.

GO LISTEN TO: Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
Surprisingly gooooood! I like how Latin music got that sexy vibe with their little bongos. I like the vocal, he has the raw sexual appeal, which made their rock n roll so sweaty and attractive.

My Personal Favorites:
1. Track 2 - Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
2. Track 6 - Mother's Daughter

Apple Music Stars: Track 2 - Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen; Track 3 - Oye Como Va
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Added on: March 12, 2013