Vieux Farka Toure


Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

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  1. The son has a strong, pleasing voice and an easy facility with the sort of æthereal, filigree guitar picking that served the father so well.
  2. He's already a masterful player in his own right and he has his ear cocked toward the future, not only the past.
  3. Inevitably, Vieux Farka Toure is not in the same league as his father. But he has still managed to make a very impressive and enjoyable debut album.
  4. This debut release from Vieux Farka Touré displays a precocious mastery of form.
  5. Vieux already sounds like his [father's] natural heir, with confidence, expertise and a style of his own.
  6. He enjoys modern arrangements and judicious cross-genre excursions that edge up on reggae and rock, and when he lets go, his guitar lines possess the playful muscularity of a tussle among rambunctious friends.
  7. It's perfect for passing down the crown of Malian desert blues.
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  1. Mark
    Feb 19, 2007
    It really is that good. He truly has inherited his father's gift of layering fine melodies which could fill any room.