Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin - Ali
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2022 Ratings: #170 / 615
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2022 Ratings: #424
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian

A tribute that works entirely in its own right, while casting new light on the music that inspired it, Ali is a wonderful thing.

82
Spectrum Culture

Ali serves to illustrate how musical influences span cultures and generations and form a new dialogue.

80
AllMusic

Ali is casual-sounding yet inspired, and a tremendously inviting listen.

70
Crack Magazine
Channelling Ali’s guiding spirit of improvisation, Khruangbin and Touré let these decades-old sounds speak for themselves, reimagining them subtly but meaningfully with added layers of echo-drenched vocals, reverb-laced guitars, and crisp percussion.
70
Clash
Each of the eight tracks is an impressive and enlightening interpretation of Ali’s original compositions
TheCarioca
87

Savanne - 4/5
Lobbo - 4/5
Diarabi - 5/5 ❤
Tongo Barra - 5/5 ❤
Tamalla - 5/5 ❤
Mahine Me - 4/5
Ali Hala Abada - 3/5
Alakarra - 5/5 ❤

NTTR
62

Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin - Ali

Genre: Psychedelic Funk
Country: US / Mali

Final Verdict: 62% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 318th / 708

Highlight: Tongo Barra

Made me think of:
Dissidenten
Moon Duo
Salif Keita

Fantasio
82

As the title Ali suggests the album provides eight songs of Vieux's father Ali Farka Touré interpretated by the trio from Texas, Khruangbin. The result is partly chilly, partly funky and really worth listening to, apart from being a fan of the trio or the composer.

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Track List

1Savanne
5:16
80
2Lobbo
4:34
80
3Diarabi
5:01
100
4Tongo Barra
5:33
100
5Tamalla
5:55
100
6Mahine Me
2:40
80
7Ali Hala Abada
5:02
60
8Alakarra
2:59
100
Total Length: 37 minutes
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Added on: July 27, 2022