Albala - Samba Touré
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  • Summary: The album for the Malian guitarist was influenced by the danger in Mali after a military coup in 2012.
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  1. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    An engaging and rather captivating record.
  2. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    Both as a protest against subjugation and an affirmation of Mali’s world class musical heritage, it’s hard to imagine a more eloquent and powerful riposte.
  3. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    For anyone who has enjoyed the great guitar music coming out of Mali in recent years Albala is essential listening.
  4. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    Toure sounds at his best, then, with distorted guitars behind him, brooding on an album of menacing, slow-burn songs reflecting on a rough year in Mali. [Aug 2013, p.96]
  5. Jul 25, 2013
    60
    Samba has a style and a message of his own, and his latest album of desert blues is a reflection on the continuing upheavals in his country.
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