AOTY 2018
Amadou & Mariam - Folila
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2012 Ratings: #177 / 944
User Score
Based on 2 ratings
April 10, 2012 / Release Date
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Nonesuch / Label
World / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
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

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

74
Pitchfork

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

70
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

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

70
PopMatters

Tthe album works brilliantly far more often than not.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#49/Rolling Stone

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
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Added on: March 27, 2012