All That I Am - Santana
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4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Why change a successful formula? Once again, the guitarist finds himself paired with a variety of all-star guests, including Michelle Branch, Joss Stone, Sean Paul, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Big Boi and Mary J. Blige.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. It's the hip-hop energy Mary J. Blige and OutKast's Big Boi bring to "My Man" that makes the most of the assembled talent by relying on musical inspiration rather than marquee power. [30 Oct 2005]
  2. Although none of the newcomers quite supply the killer touch, the flow of soft-rock shimmies and cowbell-driven R&B lives up to the guestlist's promise. [Dec 2005, p.156]
  3. Even Santana sounds bored, absentmindedly delivering Latin rock-influenced guitar licks behind a parade of stale melodies.
  4. A bland, friendly affair that disappears into the ether the moment it's finishing playing.
  5. 40
    The best you can say is that it's a great marketing ploy. [Dec 2005, p.112]
  6. 40
    The novelty of the all-star show has worn off, especially as the caliber of the all-stars has declined dramatically. [Nov 2005, p.140]
  7. Santana proves that even endless high-sustain soloing cannot heal the generically lame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Math436seagull
    Nov 8, 2005
    10
    I like to touch the shape of santan guitar! not evening good much :o(
  2. rogerc
    Dec 21, 2005
    10
    Just awsome! track #5 with Steven Tyler is one of the best!!!!!!!!!
  3. purac
    Feb 23, 2006
    10
    My favorite El Fuego"..10+..very energetic...
  4. JadinH
    Nov 9, 2005
    3
    I didn't bother buying Supernatural and never heard of Shaman. But when All That I Am came out I was hopeful it had gone back to the roots that made Santana great. It hadn't. The first song was the only song to have the great percusion, energy instrumental I've grown to love. The remainder I struggled to listen to more than once. Maybe next album.... maybe. Expand
  5. jand
    Nov 7, 2005
    1
    Shaman and Supernatural were bad omens, now a legend becomes a caricature
  6. Gnarles
    Nov 3, 2005
    1
    F*** you, Santana.
  7. Aaron
    Nov 1, 2005
    0
    Blech! Same formula, same old crap.

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