• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2006
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 54
  2. Negative: 5 out of 54

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  1. 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 the best record of 2006, but worth it if you into the blues or a Toure fan.
  2. JimmyF
    Oct 12, 2006
    5
    I've listened to this album multiple times and I still don't get the hype. Maybe this is the Buena Vista Social club Album of the year, but I know blues music, and this doesn't rank with the best. Now if this is being ranked on a scale of African Blues Music, maybe then it would be at the top, but I'm ranking it for what it is, and Savane isn't great. Get yourself I've listened to this album multiple times and I still don't get the hype. Maybe this is the Buena Vista Social club Album of the year, but I know blues music, and this doesn't rank with the best. Now if this is being ranked on a scale of African Blues Music, maybe then it would be at the top, but I'm ranking it for what it is, and Savane isn't great. Get yourself some Bukka White, Skip James, Lightnen' Hopkins, or John Hurt and hear the real thing. Track "Savane" is the best track - but still not even close to a 93/100. Expand
  3. matta
    Oct 16, 2006
    6
    It doesn't seem fair to all the albums truly deserving of good reviews this year that this one gets kudos just because it's some posthumous release by an african dude that's supposedly a legend. Not god-awful, but not very memorable, and certainly not deserving of a 94 either.
  4. chik
    Nov 29, 2006
    6
    I regret downloading this. Definitely not a 94.
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. His unsentimental, voluptuously masculine, spirit-guided magic is captured at its best, for all time, in this magnificent farewell.
  2. One of his most accomplished recordings.
  3. "Savane" is without question one of the finest efforts in his legendary discography.