500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Santana, 'Santana'

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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