Tamikrest’s newest album, Kidal, is named for the West African band’s hometown, an oft-embattled commune in the vast deserts of northern Mali.  

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6.8
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Critical Consensus: Good.
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okayafrica.com

26 Aug 2017
7.0
"Kidal marries Western roots rock with their own tradition of Saharan folk. There are subtle nods to country, like on the languid guitar licks of “Atwitas,” along with heavier, hard rock-inspired jams that recall the band’s love for British ico ...
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The Vinyl District

26 Aug 2017
8.0
"Kidal isn’t the best LP Tamikrest has made, but it doesn’t miss the mark by much, standing as a positive addition to the group’s catalog and to Tuareg rock overall." ...
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Rhythm Passport

26 Aug 2017
7.0
"Kidal is the cry of a world which hungers for humanity." ...
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The Guardian

26 Aug 2017
6.0
"Instrumentally, too, there were some disappointments. Tamikrest are a powerful guitar band underpinned by a tight rhythm section, and are capable of greater variety than they displayed here." ...
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Independent

26 Aug 2017
8.0
Though named after their Malian hometown depicted with such grim accuracy on the sleeve, Kidal represents Tamikrest’s most outgoing album so far. Ousmane Ag Mossa’s songs may focus as tightly as ever on the problems faced by the Tuareg, but there ...
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Echoes and Dust

26 Aug 2017
9.0
"There is so much to enjoy on Kidal, so many deft and beautiful performances, that you cannot help but feel a solidarity with and respect for Tamikrest and all they stand for. Kidal is an album to treasure, and if you give it time and space in the qu ...

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Play Length:

44:42

Producer(s):

Mark Mulholland

Format:

Digital Download, Standard CD

Tracklist:

1. Mawarniha Tartit
2. Wainan Adobat
3. Manhouy Inerizhan
4. War Toyed
5. Atwitas
6. Tanakra
7. War Tila Eridaran
8. Ehad Wad Nadorhan
9. Erres Hin Atouan
10. Adoutat Salilagh

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