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  • Summary: The latest full-length release from Tuareg desert blues band Mdou Moctar was recorded over five days in upstate New York by bassist and producer Mikey Coltun.
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  • Record Label: Matador
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, International, African Traditions, Worldbeat, Desert Blues, Global Jazz
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
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  1. May 3, 2024
    100
    This is a fantastic album. It may be the best of an already-excellent run of albums produced by – and it really does bear repeating – the greatest rock band in the world.
  2. May 8, 2024
    90
    Let’s keep it simple: this thing fucking rips. Moctar—along with his bandmates Ahmoudou Madassane, Mikey Coltun, and Souleymane Ibrahim—has built upon the foundations of Afrique Victime and made a tighter record that’s infused with garage rock energy. This isn’t a solemn funeral march: it’s a rallying cry.
  3. Apr 30, 2024
    80
    Funeral for Justice is the band’s most forceful album yet, tailor-made to melt minds at massive festivals.
  4. Mojo
    Apr 30, 2024
    80
    Only relenting for the odd Tinariwen-esque chill moment (Takoba; Imajughen), this one's an amps-on-11 polemical masterpiece that warrants worldwide respect. [Jun 2024, p.90]
  5. Record Collector
    Jun 12, 2024
    80
    An album that embodies the punk energy his Tuareg band are able to marshal in a live setting. [Jun 2024, p.103]
  6. May 2, 2024
    80
    Funeral for Justice finds the band flying high while creating songs they believe passionately in, resulting in the strongest album of Mdou Moctar’s career.

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