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Universal acclaim- based on 63 Ratings

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  • 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. All we need to know is, he was a master and this is his masterwork.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    100
    An elegant summation of his work. [11 Aug 2006, p.69]
  3. "Savane" is without question one of the finest efforts in his legendary discography.
  4. One of his most accomplished recordings.
  5. It is beautiful, emotive music, literally and figuratively entrancing.
  6. Under The Radar
    80
    A work that deserves every bit of praise that it receives. [#15]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. HorriM
    Dec 15, 2006
    10
    I own most of the CD
  2. BrettG.
    Aug 21, 2007
    10
    Supremely magical, a triumph of revelation in the sober gray world of today.
  3. Jan 9, 2020
    10
    This Final Note He left us.. What a Wonder! You will always be a Legend... Ali
  4. leiris
    Nov 7, 2006
    9
    Jimmy F said "Now if this is being ranked on a scale of African Blues Music, maybe then it would be at the top" I am asking myself what this Jimmy F said "Now if this is being ranked on a scale of African Blues Music, maybe then it would be at the top" I am asking myself what this kid meant by this? My conclusion is that he has no idea. I am glad that he can spit out legendary names, as can most people who really know anything about music, but to put this album down because it is not Expand
  5. JD
    Jan 28, 2007
    8
    I count several very good tunes, 2 topnotch -- I don't understand the '0' votes -- a '0' vote should be reserved for I count several very good tunes, 2 topnotch -- I don't understand the '0' votes -- a '0' vote should be reserved for kfed. Just because you believe it was rated too high, don't turn into a hater! Expand
  6. RM
    Oct 24, 2006
    8
    Its ridiculous that this gets high reviews just because it is a genre that we don't listen to much in Western culture - you can never Its ridiculous that this gets high reviews just because it is a genre that we don't listen to much in Western culture - you can never give this a twenty say without being accused of being narrow minded or racist, even if it is rubbish (it is now well in the top ten albums ever reviewed on metacritic). Still, I am glad I own the album for variety's sake and yeah, it's even quite enjoyable when you get into it. It would be handy if I could understand the lyrics (obviously not in English) because otherwise, the voice is just an instrument - at least it's a good one. Expand
  7. ToddW
    Nov 1, 2006
    0
    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 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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