Fatou

Fatoumata Diawara

Fatou

Debut album from this Malian singer-songwriter, now based in France

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
World Circuit
UK Release date
19/09/2011
US Release date
27/09/2011
  1. 10.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    This stylish debut doesn’t put a foot wrong
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    An enjoyable, impressive set
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  3. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    For a debut it is a remarkably assured album, varied and joyous, and brimming with promise
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    A lovely record. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    An impressive debut from a powerful new voice
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The restrained and tasteful backing includes contributions from John Paul Jones, Tony Allen and Toumani Diabate
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A very rewarding opening salvo. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Fatou’s voice possesses a sweetness that belies its power and a grace that does nothing to detract from her verve. Plus she can play the guitar. Plus she has a terrific smile. Memo to the rest of the world: prepare to be smitten
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  9. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    An ultimately beguiling album
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