On this album, Carlos at times seems to venture into areas of unfamiliarity. If you are looking for Santana of the past, you won't really find it here. a few songs are raunchy but pale with his other previous hits. All in all though, I would purchase again since I like progressive music.
Update: after listening to this for several months now, I have to bump it up to 4,1/2 Stars. I really like it.