Tinariwen named UNCUT Album of the Year!

See my band / Album review here: https://castleqwayr.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/tinariwen-companions/


“Most inspirational and rewarding album in 2009”

Competition included Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan, Wilco, Animal Collective, The Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear and The Low Anthem

“This makes us really really happy, all of us and I’m glad that this important magazine should recognise our music. It gives us the strength to carry on working and spreading the message about the peace of our desert home, and I’m glad that our music can cross the frontiers and talk to people around the world. Thanks very very much.” – Ibrahim Ag Alhabib of Tinariwen, on winning the 2009 Uncut Music Award

Uncut just announced that Tinariwen have won this year’s coveted Uncut Music Award.

They succeed Fleet Foxes, who won the inaugural award for the most inspirational and rewarding album of the year in 2008.

Tinariwen’s fourth album, “Imidiwan: Companions”, triumphed over some very stiff competition on the shortlist from Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan, Wilco, Animal Collective and The Dirty Projectors. Grizzly Bear were placed second and The Low Anthem third. One judge on the 11-member panel was Billy Bragg who said, “I think this band will be hugely influential. In the next couple of years we’ll be hearing young bands lifting the tensions and the rhythms of Tinariwen.

You find yourself reaching back to the blues to explain what they do, it’s like they’ve turned the whole bloody thing upside down. I really do think they are an Uncut band.”

For the rest of the story, go HERE: http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/tinariwen/news/13760

~ by castleqwayr on November 10, 2009.

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