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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Tuareg desert blues band was produced by Mark Mulholland and mixed by David Odlum.
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  1. 85
    Kidal is first and foremost a kick-ass, spirited rock 'n' roll album that demands to be heard far beyond any 'World Music' specialist interest circles.
  2. Apr 14, 2017
    80
    This is Kidal: rugged beauty, destruction and loss, and resilience. Kidal doesn’t sound like a fight. There are such gentle moments mixed in with the bittersweet and so many steady rhythms that move each track forward.
  3. Uncut
    Apr 14, 2017
    80
    Kidal sounds like a high tide. [May 2017, p.40]
  4. Mojo
    Apr 14, 2017
    80
    Exactly the sort of angry rebel rock you want from a band with their backs it the walls and foes on all sides. [Apr 2017, p.96]
  5. The Wire
    Jun 2, 2017
    70
    The album is strong in the style, but offers no real surprises, with the familiar mixture of clacking Tuareg rhythm and scorched Sahelian riffing best illustrated here by the fiercely motorik “War Toyed”. [Apr 2017, p.63]
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