500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Santana, 'Santana'
149/500

149. Santana, 'Santana'

Columbia, 1969

This debut unveiled Carlos Santana's singular mix of Latin rhythms, rock guitar and lyrical blues. The 22-year-old's guitar work was fueled by psychedelics. "[Drugs] made me aware of splendor and rapture," he said. Santana did the same thing for fans.

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