Vieux Farka Toure - Vieux Farka Touré
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the son of the late Mali musician Ali Farka Toure.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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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. This debut release from Vieux Farka Touré displays a precocious mastery of form.
  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. Vieux already sounds like his [father's] natural heir, with confidence, expertise and a style of his own.
  5. He's already a masterful player in his own right and he has his ear cocked toward the future, not only the past.
  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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