• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2006
Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. An elegant summation of his work. [11 Aug 2006, p.69]
  2. All we need to know is, he was a master and this is his masterwork.
  3. Savane stands out both as Ali Farka Touré’s masterpiece, and as one of contemporary African music’s finest achievements to date.
  4. His unsentimental, voluptuously masculine, spirit-guided magic is captured at its best, for all time, in this magnificent farewell.
  5. "Savane" is without question one of the finest efforts in his legendary discography.
  6. One of his most accomplished recordings.
  7. It is beautiful, emotive music, literally and figuratively entrancing.
  8. This final record shows Touré still brimming with vitality. Savane is his wonderful farewell gift.
  9. Probably the most gutsy, timeless recording of his career. [5 Aug 2006, p.29]
  10. A work that deserves every bit of praise that it receives. [#15]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. DerekD.
    Sep 18, 2007
    9
    Simply astounding roots music. Speaks to me even though I don't know his language.
  2. JabezH.
    Sep 8, 2007
    6
    This is an OK album, but not nearly as good as 2005's "In the Heart of the Moon", or even "Talking Timbuktu". It certainly wasn't This is an OK album, but not nearly as good as 2005's "In the Heart of the Moon", or even "Talking Timbuktu". It certainly wasn't the best record of 2006, but worth it if you into the blues or a Toure fan. Full Review »
  3. BrettG.
    Aug 21, 2007
    10
    Supremely magical, a triumph of revelation in the sober gray world of today.