Abraxas (studio album) by Santana

Abraxas
Abraxas by Santana
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 519th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 548 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1970 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (120th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (519th)

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Abraxas is ranked as the best album by Santana.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 548 votes)
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5 days ago fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,29861/100
 
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10/16/2020 11:22 Purplepash  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,71876/100
 
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10/02/2020 20:25 EyeKanFly  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,26966/100
 
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09/27/2020 07:24 djrodo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 19485/100
 
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09/25/2020 08:13 makmak  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 39981/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.0/100, a mean average of 80.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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75/100
From 08/28/2020 19:50
I did not think I would get into this, but I did. Rating (79.44)
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From 10/23/2019 16:45
One of my favorite albums of all time, not a weak track to avoid. Carlos is at his creative peak and the percussion is measured and not over indulging. Would love the release of an official live document from that period. It would be all downhill from there. Santana III is all over the place and then Rolie and Schon left and Santana never had a decent vocalist again. I know that Carlos is an icon and he deserves the recognition, but Abraxas remains his master piece.
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85/100
From 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 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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95/100
From 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 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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100/100
From 05/05/2018 21:03
Upgraded this incredible album to a full 100. Santana is great!
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70/100
From 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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100/100
From 02/21/2018 22:41
Fun album! Santana is a great guitarist!
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90/100
From 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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2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
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