Release Date: Oct 22, 2002
Record label: Arista
Santana’s struggle continues on Shaman, his band’s follow-up to ”Supernatural.” ”Since ‘Supernatural,’ ain’t nothing changed/All new players, still the same old game,” rap upstarts Melkie Jean and Governor Washington on the limp-hop cut ”Since Supernatural.” Truer words have not been spoken this year. ”Shaman” sticks to the ”Supernatural” formula agreed upon by Carlos Santana and producer/overseer Clive Davis: On roughly half the tracks, the guitarist and his band unleash their instrumental fury, while the remainder are fronted by au courant acts seemingly chosen by their placement on the latest ”Billboard” charts or by which niche audience they can attract. From Michelle Branch to P.O.D.