Abraxas (album) by Santana

Abraxas
Abraxas by Santana (1970)
Overall rank: 480th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 501 votes)
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Award Top albums of the 1970s (122nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (480th)

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Abraxas is ranked as the best album by Santana.

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85/100
From Junomoogmello 07/18/2019 17:25
Superb album in parts sounding like a spiced up Pink Floyd! In my humble opinion this is Progressive Rock with a Latin influence. Vocals remind me of some of the early Traffic output in places. 'Hope You're Feeling Better' is a personal favourite, full of rockin energy.
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From SoaringSeagle 05/24/2019 17:04
Black Magic Woman is simply one of my favorite songs from the 70s! What a way to kick of the decade Santana!
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From VictorVale 12/12/2018 21:39
Uma viagem na doce e quente guitarra de Carlos Santana. Abra os ouvidos e mergulhe de cabeça.
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From hugobennetts 10/12/2018 15:05
Very cool album. I have great respect an admiration for the innovators who have pioneered fusion genres but alas! This particular fusion isn't really for me. I'm sure some people love it though.
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From YoungPunk 05/05/2018 21:03
Upgraded this incredible album to a full 100. Santana is great!
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70/100
From Brad1770 04/17/2018 00:50
Santana's 2nd album is an eclectic mix of rock , jazz , salsa and blues highlighted by the Fleetwood Mac cover 'Black Magic Woman ' , the cover of 1962's 'Oye Como Va' and second to last track 'Hope You're Feeling Better '

Instrumental warning , there are 4 included on this album

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70 Bongo Drums Out Of 100
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From YoungPunk 02/21/2018 22:41
Fun album! Santana is a great guitarist!
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From Medelsvensson 12/04/2017 09:32
Classic album! Many of the songs are insanely underrated. I personally think that he sometimes takes it a little overboard with the guitar and would have appreciated a little more room for the rest of the band. Nevertheless amazing album
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From donatoroque 10/21/2017 00:35
Carlos Santana's music has always been about collaboration with other great artists. Proof: Abraxas and Supernatural.
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From JoaoMoreira 06/28/2017 02:34
Not exceptional but an interesting album.
What's funny about this is that Santana's probably the least interesting musician on this record. Also, the lead vocals are weak.
The keys' harmonies and the rhythm section are great though.
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
5. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
6. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
7. Moondance by Van Morrison
8. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
9. Fun House by The Stooges
10. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
13. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
14. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
15. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
17. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
18. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
19. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
20. Abraxas by Santana


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