- Summary: The ninth full-length release for the Malian Tuareg band features guest appearances from Rodolphe Burger, Jeiche Ould Chighaly, Warren Ellis, Cass McCombs, Michah Nelson, Stephen O'Malley, and Noura Mint Seymali.
- Record Label: Epitaph
- Genre(s): International
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Sep 9, 2019Tinariwen's music has a beating heart to it and a genius for connecting the group's specific experiences to a broader audience. No one puts the soul of the Sahara into music so intimately and ingeniously as Tinariwen, and Amadjar is a particularly well-polished jewel.
Q MagazineSep 5, 2019Tinariwen's most intoxicating record yet. [Oct 2019, p.113]
Sep 5, 2019That Tinariwen continue to extend invitations to outside inspirators, even on their own literal turf, is a testament to their unyielding collaborative spirit and on this hybrid of an album, they again summon a common musical language while sounding as authentic as ever.
MojoSep 5, 2019This whole album is a desert rock classic. [Oct 2019, p.82]
The WireSep 13, 2019It is al-gitarra in the classic style: raw and intimate, with the gravel-voiced Abaraybone leading the band through the militant and melancholy blues that have long been his trademark. [Oct 2019, p.61]
Sep 12, 2019The decision to work these songs out while camped out next to a mobile recording truck shifts the instrumental balance; the bass is less mobile, handclaps and choppy rhythm guitar set the cadence and overall things move a little slower. And Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, who sings over half the songs, has never sounded more world-weary. ... But deep blue sentiments touch deeply, and Tinariwen’s music still has that reach.
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