Amadou & Mariam - Folila

Amadou & Mariam - Folila
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Rank: #263 / 754
USER SCORE
70
Based on
3 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Paste
Paste

Each contributor’s approach is respectful and professional as they obviously sought to fit into the duo’s fully formed musical concepts rather than to try and shape the proceedings to reflect their own musical visions.

80
Spin
Spin

A hybrid that could have sounded neither here nor there instead accentuates the duo's genuinely international range.

74
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Folila is still a highly successful merger of the Malian duo's vision with the input of collaborators.

70
musicOMH
musicOMH

These grandparents can still knock out an irresistible groove to match the best, but perhaps they need to be reminded that they should do it alone a little more often.

70
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

If you are willing to be patient it offers more surprises than you’d expect, flourishing on repeated plays.

70
PopMatters
PopMatters

Tthe album works brilliantly far more often than not.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: April 10, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Nonesuch
GENRE: World
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Track List
  1. Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold) 
  2. Wily Kataso (feat. Tunde & Kyp of TV On The Radio)
  3. Oh Amadou (feat. Bertrand Cantat) 
  4. Metemya (feat. Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters) 
  5. Baro (feat. Bertrand Cantat) 
  6. Africa Mon Afrique (feat. Bertrand Cantat) 
  7. C'est Pas Facile Pour Les Aigles (feat. Ebony Bones)
  8. Sans Toi
  9. Mogo (feat. Bertrand Cantat) 
  10. Bagnale (feat. Abdallah Oumbadougou) 
  11. Nebe Miri (feat. Theophilus London) 
  12. Chérie
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, erik
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Added on: March 27, 2012