Santana III (studio album) by Santana

Santana III by Santana
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 2,318th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 177 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1971 (52nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (449th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,318th)

Santana bestography

Santana III is ranked 5th best out of 53 albums by Santana on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Santana is Abraxas which is ranked number 510 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,729.

Santana album bestography « Higher ranked (2,270th) This album (2,318th) Lower ranked (4,571st) »
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Santana III track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Santana III ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 177 votes)
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11/12/2021 08:12 G-Man  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 47370/100
 
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09/10/2021 01:35 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,55882/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.9/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.1.

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85/100
From 01/12/2021 23:39
A great album, though a little lacking compared to those that came before and the album directly after
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75/100
From 06/03/2018 06:44
I was given a Santana CD box set of three albums for Christmas some twenty years ago and this album along with Welcome and Santana make up the trio. It has been many years since I have listened to any Santana and to be honest I forgot how good it is. Carlos Santana is without question an amazing guitarist and his style suits a more 'funk' like style. The ever present congas, bongos and cowbells from the percussion corner cement the Santana sound. There is some truly epic guitar soloing on this album.
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95/100
From 03/22/2018 23:46
I think if you gave me 30 seconds of music from one of Santana's first three albums I wouldn't be able to tell which one it was(unless it was one of the two Abraxas hits). Maybe I need to listen more. Still some of the best music ever made.
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From 05/15/2017 20:38
From start to finish, I think the best collection of Santana songs with the focus on blistering guitar jams , even in the context of Santana's other work, mixed with epic percussion work. It doesn't have a big radio hit like Santana 1 or Abraxas, but I thinks it's overall slightly better than those 2 classics. If you only know their greatest hits, try this album out for further enlightment.
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80/100
From 03/14/2015 18:52
Nothing that stands out like Santana and Abraxas, but solid from start to finish.
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From 01/30/2015 03:42
Best Track: No One To Depend
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From 06/19/2014 02:57
I gotta say this is my favorite Santana album
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From 03/31/2010 23:43
I grew up listening to Santana and Abraxas, and they have both pretty much always been on my mind when listing the best albums made. For some reason I never got around to getting Santana III though, and the first time I heard it was just a year or two ago. From the first time I put it on through all the times I've played it since I know that I grew up missing Santana's best album. The band has more energy than on the previous two outings, which makes the album rock harder. I wish I could have seen this live. Best tracks: Toussaint l'Overture and Everybody's Everything.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Tapestry by Carole King
11. Fragile by Yes
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
16. Imagine by John Lennon
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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