Posted in music on November 27, 2009

Tinariwen @ Le Poisson Rouge (more by Tim Griffin)
Tinariwen

Tinariwen are touring North America in the first quarter of 2010. Tickets recently went on sale for 2 NYC shows. It's a long journey for the band from Northern Mali (assuming they still live there), and it's a chance for us to again see the artists who made the "best world music album" of the decade (according to the Times Online)...

"The Tuaregs' debut, recorded in a Saharan radio station, is the sound of the sands, stones and emptiness, filtered through a woozy wall of guitars. Today they are genuine rock stars, but this, in all its ragged glory, is the one."
Their whole list is below...

Times Online's The ten best world music albums of the Noughties
10. Made In Medina by Rachid Taha
9. Nothing's In Vain by Youssou N'Dour
8. Très Très Fort by Staff Benda Bilili
7. Specialist In All Styles by Orchestra Baobab
6. Fado Curvo by Mariza
5. Moffou by Salif Keita
4. Buena Vista Social Club Presents Cachaito
3. The Living Road by Lhasa
2. Dimanche A Bamako by Amadou & Mariam
1. The Radio Tisdas Sessions by Tinariwen

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Comments (20)

who fucking cares?

Posted by Paul Simon' | November 27, 2009 5:45 PM

dude what ever happen to "this week in dance with showtrotta" ?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 5:50 PM

Just to give you an idea: The Radio Tisdas Sessions by Tinariwen is this decade's Yanni Live at the Acropolis.

This is pretty huge among my peers that matter.

Posted by art teacher | November 27, 2009 5:52 PM

WHERE'S MANDE VARIATIONS BY TOUMANI DIABATE?! fail.
salif keita does rule, though.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 5:54 PM

Rachid Taha was robbed!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 5:55 PM

my dick is pretty huge around my peers

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 5:57 PM

Coincidentally, Tinariwen also topped Times Online's list of People You Least Want to Sit Next to You While on an Airplane.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 5:59 PM

this list is horrible. it shows no interest in music like choosing your top ten albums of the decade according to billboard top 40 lists or p4k best new music picks.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 6:06 PM

Yeah. I mean, you know something is wrong when you don't see Animal Collective on the list.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 6:13 PM

THE DECADE ENDS AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR!!! NOT THIS YEAR!!!! Jesus F'ing Christ. Stop it already with the best of the decade lists.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 6:37 PM

The Decade stops this year. Next year the 2010s starts. Like it or not.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 12:13 AM

Best world music album: Iggy Pop, _Preliminaires_.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 12:14 AM

I love when people hump after shows.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 2:26 AM

Agree with 5:55...

It deserves a much higher place, after seeing him three times over the past decade, last being at LPR... He is just phenomenal in all the music he crafts...

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 9:53 AM

the know nothings speak...

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 12:52 PM

i've got my ticket and i'm glad you won't be there...

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 12:54 PM

not sure if they are technically "world" music, but DeLeon s/t was my fave "world" music album of the year.

Posted by João | November 28, 2009 3:19 PM

This photo is great it actually makes me want to check him out and shoot one of the shows.

Posted by DerekBrad | November 28, 2009 11:32 PM

Couple dates below...

Pollstar is listing NY & LA shows each
pollstar.com

hopefully Bush (or Ted Nugent) didn't scare him away from TX.


Posted by TXn | November 29, 2009 10:19 AM

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