• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: May 6, 2014
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Uncut
    Jun 6, 2014
    70
    As the album Latin music fans always hoped Santana would make, Corazon doesn't disappoint. [Jul 2014, p.80]
  2. May 7, 2014
    70
    Some of the experiments on Corazón don't work.... Still, it's fascinating to follow Santana through his Latin journey.
  3. May 6, 2014
    70
    While some of these cuts are forgettable, his inventive engagement with Latin pop here is not only successful, but satisfying.
  4. May 29, 2014
    60
    Much of the material is by-the-numbers mainstream pop-rock, which is why the mesmeric Latin jazz groove, Yo Soy La Luz, featuring saxophonist Wayne Shorter and Santana’s drummer wife, Cindy Blackman, stands out.
  5. What Corazon certainly contains is a brightly recorded, punchy collection of “Latin” beats and melodies, plus some rock, featuring a handful of distinguished guests and the familiar overflying drone of Carlos’s own guitar obbligati.
  6. 60
    In some tracks Corazón feels like a committee crossover project.... But Corazón also finds vibrant international connections.
  7. May 6, 2014
    60
    Carlos Santana's signature tone meshes handsomely with Romeo Santos' breathy tenor ("Margarita") and sells even generic jams ("La Flaca," with Colombian star Juanes).
  8. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    50
    It's mainly chirpy, dance-floor stuff. [Jul 2014, p.92]
  9. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    40
    Not quite essential, unfortunately, and you might even long for a bit more shredding. [Jul 2014, p.90]
  10. Like most star collaborations, this one shoehorns in some ill-suited, name-brand guests--like Gloria Estefan and R&B’s Miguel. Santana’s glistening leads compete with, rather than complement, these artists. Some tracks feel as awkward as Match.com first dates.

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