- Summary: 'Savane' is the final album from the acclaimed guitarist from Mali, who died in March 2006 after a three-decade recording career which found him injecting American blues into traditional African music.
- Record Label: Nonesuch
- Genre(s): World
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Positive: 11 out of 11
Mixed: 0 out of 11
Negative: 0 out of 11
Entertainment WeeklyAn elegant summation of his work. [11 Aug 2006, p.69]
Under The RadarA work that deserves every bit of praise that it receives. [#15]
ShoisiaDOct 6, 2006Unbelievable! The music is so beautiful and moving. I can't stop listening to it
LizeHDec 16, 2006Concerning Savane, I've nothing to add to the description given by Horri M. I am very grateful to Ali Farka Toure for the superb and Concerning Savane, I've nothing to add to the description given by Horri M. I am very grateful to Ali Farka Toure for the superb and soul-healing creations, wisdom, humility and humanity that no amount of money can buy. If this is the work of a farmer for whom music was just a hobby, I wonder what we could have missed! A shining example for the overwhelming majority of today's stars. Up there with the best of the best. Thank you louds & loudly and RIP !… Expand
Jun 8, 2016This is the best album i've ever heard. Wow is the only logical reactions to the talent that is on display throughout the record.
The onlyThis is the best album i've ever heard. Wow is the only logical reactions to the talent that is on display throughout the record.
The only rejection one may have is the inability to understand what he is saying but in some ways i think that particular aspect liberates the listener. These song can say whatever it is you want them to say as it relates to your own current states. He plays and sings with enough skill, soul, and diversity to authentically convey any mood or emotion.… Expand
SamHSep 24, 2006I am still working my way through this album. Each listening reveals a little more.
RichardKJan 8, 2007I'm only mildly interested in blues, but I took a chance on this album based on the Metacritic rating and the user comments. And I'm only mildly interested in blues, but I took a chance on this album based on the Metacritic rating and the user comments. And suprisingly I really liked this album. I'm often disapointed when I try a highly rated album outside my comfort zone, but this one really works for me.… Expand
ChrisDDec 22, 2006I was excited to see that something has been rated so high, but i was left dissapointed after a listen. I can appreciate the album, its just I was excited to see that something has been rated so high, but i was left dissapointed after a listen. I can appreciate the album, its just not my cup of tea.… Expand
ToddWNov 1, 2006This vote is not so much a rejection of this album, but the whole Dead Music Artist Releases Swan Song and Critics Swoon idea. See Johnny This vote is not so much a rejection of this album, but the whole Dead Music Artist Releases Swan Song and Critics Swoon idea. See Johnny Cash and Warren Zevon, et al. I know they're probably just trying to be kind, which is fine if you happen to be at the wake, but call it as you hear it, not as your heart wants it in some Alice in Wonderland musical utopia. Perhaps I'm missing something, but are you telling me this album is in league with "Astral Weeks," "Forever Changes," "Highway 61," "Pet Sounds," "Closer," "O.K. Computer," "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea," "Pink Moon," or "Spiderland?" I'm sorry, my condolences, but no.… Expand
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