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12 Must-Have Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

Before you go out to your favorite haunted house or visit your favorite witchy woman, be sure to have the proper monster music handy.

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10 Great Comeback Singles

The year 2013 is already setting itself out to be the Year of the Comeback. In acknowledgement, Sound Affects looks at ten fantastic returns by artists who had lost their mojo and/or been away for far too long.

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Santana: Shape Shifter

In spite of its title, Carlos and company don't really do a lot of shape-shifting on this roundly insipid record. It's depressing that Santana, an artist who is so clearly capable of creating frenetic, passionate - sexy even - music, has produced something so soullessly inert.

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Hey Gibson, Let's Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...

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Santana: 9 July 2010 - Illinois

Packing the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater to capacity, the legendary Carlos Santana met expectations once again with another set filled with infectious energy.

Daniel Boczarski
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Santana

The concept of being the change the world so desperately needs is one that Carlos returns to throughout the evening. Some musicians are afraid to get political, but not Carlos -- he seems to feel as if his success gives him a responsibility to speak out.

Greg M. Schwartz
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Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior

A two-disc anthology spanning Santana's years at Columbia, Polydor, and Arista, providing a peek into the spiritual side of one of music's most revered innovators.

Christel Loar
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Santana: Santana III (Legacy Edition)

Vintage, high-energy, Latino psych-jazz-rock still sounds good 35 years on. Now, how do you suppose percussionist Thomas "Coke" Escovedo got his nickname?

Daniel Spicer

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