|Anw na ku yé foli de yé. Anw duya yé tolo kê yoro yé. Anw bo kê ko yan. Anw bo kê ko yan. Djama! Sabali! Sabali! Sabali yonkontê. Sabali!...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
MojoWelcome to Mali celebrates its artificiality, flaunts its illegitimacy and waggles its infidelities in your face. Amadou & Mariam have just damned authenticite to an eternity in caducite. [Dec 2008, p.98]
Q MagazineTruely, a voyage of discovery. [Jan 2009, p.121]
danielh.Dec 2, 2008Fantastic, I love them!!!!
JesseR.Dec 12, 2008awesome.. album of the year..
JohnP.Feb 4, 2009Some do just what they can, others shoot for the stars. This album is a stunning masterpiece, and what some people can't seem to Some do just what they can, others shoot for the stars. This album is a stunning masterpiece, and what some people can't seem to understand, is the fact that this album was created in attempt of perfecting the balance of complexity and simplicity. Neither is the perfect route to success, though like a political party, many subscribe to a pole rather than a balance of the two. This album travels great distance in an attempt to blend a wide variety of musical backgrounds, exposing what the "dull" lyrics as described below stretch to yell, that there is much more to Africa than tribal rhythms and chants. Amadou and Mariam reach there mark, and then some.… Expand
WillB.Dec 12, 2008On the one hand, I'm not qualified to speak about this album, since I have not heard the rest of their catalogue. On the other hand, if On the one hand, I'm not qualified to speak about this album, since I have not heard the rest of their catalogue. On the other hand, if there is any other album out right now that can top this for catchiness, poignancy, musical genius, good times, back story, and a healthy multiplier of long-time-coming, please show it to me.… Expand
brendank.Dec 6, 2008This was my first introduction to this duo and loved them. But I have to admit that if you like this album, you will LOVE their earlier album This was my first introduction to this duo and loved them. But I have to admit that if you like this album, you will LOVE their earlier album 'Dimanche à Bamako'. Both are excellent… Expand
LiamdFeb 26, 2009After all the hype this album got, and after Dimanche a Bamako (their last album) which is one of my favourite albums of the last few years, After all the hype this album got, and after Dimanche a Bamako (their last album) which is one of my favourite albums of the last few years, I can't help feelling just a little disappointed. It's a great album, no mistake, but it's very similar to the last album, and the last album had better tunes (Sabali aside, which is a stonking track). If you've never heard of these two before and are wondering which album to get to give them a try, go for Dimanche a Bamako.… Expand
GillIFeb 4, 2009Sorry guys but i can't rate this clone of Manu Chao higher. Absolutely nothing interesting to listen.
Published: December 29, 2009We recap the best-reviewed albums of 2009 and collect dozens of music critic top ten lists to determine the best album of the year. While the results point to a clear winner, you can listen to songs from the top 50 albums to help you find your own favorites.
Awards & Rankings
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|Start Walkin' 1965-1976 - Nancy Sinatra|
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