45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

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Tinariwen, 'Emmaar'
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Tinariwen, 'Emmaar'

An undiluted LP from the group of veteran Saharan guitar slingers that's all circular Afro-Berber riffs, hypnotic hand claps, sun, sky and sand. With Tinariwen's members effectively refugees thanks to regional conflicts back home in North Africa, their blues are as deep as ever.

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