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Songhoy Blues

  • Résistance [Fat Possum, 2017] **
  • Optimisme [Fat Possum, 2020] **

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Résistance [Fat Possum, 2017]
"Voter" skanks, then "Bamako" funks, then Iggy fronts "Sahara," and without ever quite nailing the Malian-American fusion Garba Toure's guitar just knows is there, they get closer and closer ("Dabari," "Bamako") **

Optimisme [Fat Possum, 2020]
Desert guitar for America's greener clime--as of 2021, anyway, and I said "clime" not "culture" much less "society" ("Babala," "Bon Bon") **