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5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8

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  1. Nov 5, 2010
    0
    I try to find the positive in everything I listen to, but this is one occasion where I can't do so. This is a huge disappointment. I looked at some of the artists who were featured on this compilation and while I didn't like a few, I did like some. Doesn't matter because no one, not even Santana, can save this album. I'm not quite sure how the record execs didn't hear this and try to stop it from being put out to the masses. One of the worst albums I've ever heard. Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2010
    6
    its a good album, probably more for the santana completest than a fringe fan, most the vocalists do an adequate job, but why the hell did nas do back in black, that nearly made me sick, there's nothing new really it just sounds like covers bands playing the songs, not necessarily bad, but not great either
  3. Nov 16, 2010
    10
    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
  4. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    I think it is a very interesting show of Santana's ability to shred. The sounds are as crisp as you can get from the very high to the very low. He lights up the sky with sound and with the many singers gives us a new sound of some golden oldies and of a couple of not so oldies. Would like to see a concert that goes with this album. And for those who complain about the sound being like a cover band, bet you never heard a cover band do it this good! Expand
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 28, 2011
    70
    The result comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol, in which the prize is not a record contract, but to have your track released as a single.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    40
    As he mostly prefers to copy the sound of the original guitarists rather than stamp his own unique style on these over-familiar songs, you have to ask what's the point? [Dec 2010, p.105]
  3. There are no reinterpretations--not even the Nas-fronted "Back in Black" changes the song much--just restatements of riffs and replicated effects, each familiar element offering a reminder that Santana, Davis, and company chose to take the easy road by settling for gauche pop instead of guitar rock, winding up with a truly terrible album.