A Latin-pop version of Santana's all-star 1999 supersession, Supernatural? A great idea that's fairly well-executed here. "Oye 2014" updates Santana's 1970 cover of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va" for yet another generation, with bass drops and an overzealous Pitbull rap ("We making history, baby, like Nelson Mandela did!"); "Mal Bicho," with Argentine vets Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, is seamless cumbia-psych-skapunk swarming with bee-sting riffs. Carlos Santana's signature tone meshes handsomely with Romeo Santos' breathy tenor ("Margarita") and sells even generic jams ("La Flaca," with Colombian star Juanes). It remains an unmistakable, undeniable sound.
- RCA/Sony Latin Iberia
From The Archives Issue 1209: May 22, 2014
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