Carlos Santana: Fernando Aceves/Retna
David Browne
October 31, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

All That I Am (Music - Santana)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Santana
Producers
Arista
genre
Rock

We gave it a C-

Santana recycles his Billboard-all-stars formula yet again on All That I Am, this time rounding up everyone from Big Boi to Los Lonely Boys to (yikes!) Bo Bice. And again, he saddles his guests with stupendously pedestrian material: perfunctory forays into rock-radio balladry (”Just Feel Better” with Steven Tyler), R&B soul (”My Man” with an unconvincingly upbeat Mary J. Blige), and desperate-housewife pop (”I’m Feeling You” with returnee Michelle Branch). ”New beginning, Carlos Santana!” exhorts Sean Paul at one point. Not quite.

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