The River (studio album) by Ali Farka Touré

The River
The River by Ali Farka Touré
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 5,859th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 16 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1990 (86th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,049th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,859th)
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ALI FARKA TOURE: The River (World Circuit CD)
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Time left: 4d 15h 59m 40s
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Ali Farka Toure: The River (CD, African blues, very good)
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Time left: 12d 22h 17m 18s
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Ali Farka Toure LP - the River / Mango 162539897-1 Press Mint
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Ali Farka Touré bestography

The River is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Ali Farka Touré on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Ali Farka Touré is Ali Farka Toure (Ten Songs From The Legendary Singer From Mali) which is ranked number 4012 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 350.

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76/100 (from 16 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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There really is nothing quite like Ali Farka Touré. “Heygana” is quite possibly the best blues song I’ve ever heard.
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West African Delta Blues. Marvellous!
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