Koima - Sidi Touré
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  • Summary: This is the second album on Thrill Jockey for the Malian singer-songwriter.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 14, 2012
    80
    A rich, mainly acoustic fabric. [#86, p.59]
  2. May 15, 2012
    80
    An unequivocally excellent record that never bores. If you've yet to explore this strangely intoxicating genre of music, I would suggest Sidi Toure's latest album as a perfect starting point: accessible enough for immediate appreciation, yet complex enough for repeat listens.
  3. May 15, 2012
    70
    Koima is a beautiful album, and at times beautiful to the exclusion of anything else.
  4. Jun 1, 2012
    70
    The follow-up, recorded in a fully equipped studio with backing band, retains an acoustic ethic, but is more richly textured. [Jul 2012, p.84]
  5. Jul 25, 2012
    60
    Toure is indisputably a fine guitar player, and he can establish a groove and carry a tune as well as anyone. The album, though, is rather monotonous in its approach, and given the rich variety of music coming out of the African continent and west Africa in particular, this offering strikes one as rather tame.
  6. Jul 9, 2012
    50
    Koima is pretty enough, but feels too frantic. [Jun 2012, p.160]