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Tinariwen / Tassili
Album:Tassili Collection:World
Artist:Tinariwen Added:Aug 2011
Label:Anti- / Epitaph 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-08-21 Pull Date:2011-10-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 9Oct 2Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 04, 2020:Hanging in the Boneyard
Imidiwan Ma Tennam
4.Oct 15, 2015:funk to folk
Walla Illa, Tenere Taqqim Tossam
2.Feb 07, 2017:The BetelNut Sessions #2
Tenere Taqqim Tossam
5.Nov 04, 2014:funk to folk
Tamidtin Tan Ufrawan, Tenere Taqqim Tossam
3.Sep 17, 2016:Blues with a Feeling: The Return of Decca & Fo
Takkest Tamidaret
6.Jan 23, 2013:Mediterraneans
Imidiwan Ma Tennam

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-08-20 
Recorded in Algeria, Tinariwen returns to their African blues roots with acoustic guitars and unamplified percussion. They also, for the first time, have guest stars with them, including Nels Cline and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass band. Solid, driving African blues. All of it is play-worthy.

1. Driving midtempo w/hot strings and percussion. 4:41
2. Downtempo and dark w/cool call/response husky vocals. 4:14
3. Way cool midtempo Afro blues w/great guitar and vocals. 4:15
4. Halting strings, then slow marching horns. Dark & so cool. 5:31
5. Relaxed w/unexpectedly lyrical backing vocals. 4:55
6. Soft vocals and gentle strings. Simple and lovely. 4:39
7. Relaxed bounce for claps, strings, perc, vocals. Yum. 3:45
8. Sandy-voiced vocals, midtempo perc, warm strings. Yes. 3:04
9. Cool bluesy head-nodder w/a a rich desert sound. 3:26
10. Strings blend, light perc, warm and growly vocals. Midtempo. 4:38
11. Soft at first, a melodic ripple of strings, perc, vocals. 5:50
12. Rusty vocals, relaxed guitar. Solidly cool Afro blues. 4:56

Track Listing
1.Imidiwan Ma Tennam 7.Imidiwan Win Sahara
2.Asuf D Alwa 8.Tamidtin Tan Ufrawan
3.Tenere Taqqim Tossam 9.Aden Osamnat
4.Ya Messinagh 10.Tenidagh Hegh Djeredjere
5.Walla Illa 11.Iswegh Attay
6.Tameyawt 12.Takkest Tamidaret