Santana
Abraxas


5.0
classic

Review

by Dark Hero USER (5 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 20 replies


Release Date: 1970 | Tracklist


Santana - Abraxas


#205 on Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums Of All Time List

Lineup:
Carlos Santana - Guitar, Vocals
Neal Schon - Guitar
Gregg Rolie - Keyboards
Michael Shrieve - Drums

After the success of Santana's debut album Santana released Nov 1969, one year later Abraxas was released. In December 1970, the album hit # 7 on the UK charts. Facts - Carlos Santana was born in July 20, 1947 in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico. His parents were Jose Santana and Josefina Santana.

1.Singing Wing, Crying Beasts
This song is just instrumental, thee is lots of keyboard and even some wind chimes in the background, nice guitar work here, it's a pretty good intro. 3.5/5

2.Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
This song is originally done by Fleetwood Mac, they did a pretty great job covering it, cool bass line, awesome guitar solo. 5/5

3.Oye Coma Va
Starts out with some keyboard then the drums kick in with the bass which fits in well. About halfway into the song there is an excellent keyboard solo done by Gregg. There are some lyrics but it's Spanish. 4/5

4.Incident At Neshabur
This is another instrumental song on the album. The song starts out fast with fast drums and keyboard. Most of the song is fast paced except for a few mellow parts. This is one of my favorite songs one the album. 5/5

5.Se A Cabo
This is another one of my favorite songs on the album, it's another fast paced song that is pretty short but sweet, has cool drums and keyboard. 5/5

6.Mother's Daughter
This song has the best guitar work on the whole album. The drums, keyboard, bass, and guitar fit well with the vocals. There are lyrics in the song that English. There is also a fast guitar solo at the end. 5/5

7.Samba Pa Ti
This is the slowest song on the album, there is no keyboard at the begining just drums, bass, and a smooth guitar line throughout the whole song. The keyboard kicks in fast paced in the middle of the song. There are no lyrics, it's just instrumental but it's still great. 4/5

8.Hope You're Feeling Better
Starts out with a cool keyboard intro which later kicks in with the guitar and bass, There are some lyrics which fit well with everything. Amazing guitar solo, good stuff, my all time favorite song on the album. 6/5

9.El Nicoya
Starts out with real fast bongos, no guitar, bass or keyboard, there are some lyrics but there Spanish, not much to say about this song. 3/5

Final Rating - 5/5


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Dark Hero
August 4th 2004


160 Comments


*bump*

Badmoon
August 4th 2004


384 Comments


Good review :thumb:

I love this album, and definatley my favorite album from Santana.

mexicanfloydian
August 4th 2004


165 Comments


Great review.
I don't agree with your rating of Oye como va, and You forgot to rate Samba pa ti.

Dark Hero
August 4th 2004


160 Comments


[QUOTE=mexicanfloydian]Great review.
I don't agree with your rating of Oye como va, and You forgot to rate Samba pa ti.[/QUOTE]

Oops, i forgot :lol: i'll fix that.

Woodstock
September 2nd 2004


154 Comments


Santana is an excellent band, and you did a great review. But 3.5 for Oye Coma Va, come on?

LedHead712
May 1st 2005


22 Comments


Good review. Santana is a great Latin/Spanish?Rock band


Hope Your feeling better is awesome

LedHead712
May 1st 2005


22 Comments


*Latin/Spanish/Rock*

NuMetalMania
December 27th 2005


325 Comments


Ok people listen up. I know evey1 raves about this man, but you shouldnt. Ever heard of a man called Eric Clapton or a George Harrison???. This man has practically took what was Eric's and George's, its really the same. except for the latin whatever.... Santana = scam.

slack
April 11th 2006


249 Comments


Years go by and I always re-discover this album ... and it always kicks my ass. This Message Edited On 04.11.06

metallicaman8
April 16th 2006


4677 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Santana is a god, Somebody do a review for his new album "All that I am" i think thats what its called

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 16th 2006


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

His new album is effectively tripe, and I hate to see the cd cover everyday as I dig to find this album.

This is one of my two top Santana albums (Lotus being the other), and I do play it in full at least once a week. I would have Santana's children, if he would allow me.This Message Edited On 04.16.06

Zesty Mordant
April 16th 2006


1196 Comments


I never heard this album, but who knows, maybe I'll check it out

Is it bad if I think Supernatural is a good album?This Message Edited On 04.16.06

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 16th 2006


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Supernatural was excellent, if more poppy than most of his other works. If you liked it, definitely check out Abraxas. All That I Am is just an abysmal record.

roadapple
May 13th 2006


1 Comments


All That I Am basically, to be polite, VERY polite, truly SUCKS.
Santana has quit writing great songs or even rewriting covers and has simply become a "sideman" for talentless mall brats and thrash bands. It's very sad for a guitarist of his caliber to whore himself out like this. Supernatural was the beginning of the end, a pop album with few merits other than some of Santana's guitar work, and much of that was lightweight at best.

Bladder
August 2nd 2006


204 Comments


Yah I have to agree with you, he rocked before he started going off doing songs with no-names.

Bladder
August 2nd 2006


204 Comments


well not really no-names but i s'pose you know what im getting at.

yas666eer
June 17th 2008


270 Comments


this is such a good album :P .... i cant stop listening to it...

random
December 19th 2010


2262 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Carlos Santana kicks ass.

FatChickIrl
July 14th 2011


4096 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ohhhh yeah.


dannyboy89
March 8th 2012


11962 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I'll be doing the Santana discog soon enough. It's a scary project, but somebody has to do them. Possibly my most ambitious undertaking ever (that and another secret discog which will wait awhile).



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