All That I Am (2005) 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… 2005-11-01 Santana Rock
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All That I Am (2005)

Carlos Santana | 'I AM' WHAT I AM Santana gives it his All
Image credit: Carlos Santana: Fernando Aceves/Retna
'I AM' WHAT I AM Santana gives it his All
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Nov 01, 2005; Lead Performance: Santana; Genre: Rock

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.

Originally posted Oct 28, 2005 Published in issue #848 Nov 04, 2005 Order article reprints