1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

790. Abraxas – Santanta

Brief Background: Abraxas was recorded in early 1970 and released in September of the same year. It is Santana’s second album.

What I think: 

I was really expecting a really dark album full of latin eight minute guitar solos and over done psychedelia. What I got was completely different. The tracks are tight, beautiful, positive and relatively short with the longest coming in at just under five minutes. They really have a band sound, with fairly short and fundamental guitar parts. My favorite song on the album is by far “Samba Pa Ti”. I love how the Carlo’s guitar plays that wonderful melody.

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I certainly agree that this should be here. This is why I’m doing this project, to be surprised and this is a wonderful album that does just that.

Rating (Out of 5): 4

Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (168/213)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 79%


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