La Confusion is the ninth studio album of Malian Afropop duo, Amadou and Mariam. The 12-track album was produced by Adrien Durand and released on September 22, 2017 under Because Music record label.

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Critic Reviews (8)

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Critical Consensus: Good.
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The Australian

21 Oct 2017
6.0
"La Confusion edges them closer to the mainstream. Funky in rhythm and laden with pop hooks, it hardly matters that the album is delivered in Bambara and French." ...
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PopMatters

21 Sep 2017
9.0
"Amadou & Mariam’s latest encompasses a whole host of sounds and serves as aurally delightful proof that Bagayoko and Doumbia are unafraid of musical evolution. With such an embarrassment of musical riches, chances are you’ll find something to lo ...
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The Line of Best Fit 25 Sep 2017

8.0
"Yet despite such intense themes, the record manages to stay light and joyful, revelling in the potential that music and dance possess to draw communities together and find resolution. Certainly, it is difficult to play La Confusion to its conclusion ...
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Pitchfork

29 Sep 2017
8.0
"The title is an expression of gratitude addressed to God, even in the most trying of times. It’s a sentiment that resonates broadly: La Confusion offers uplift in a time of global insecurity." ...
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AllMusic

21 Sep 2017
7.0
"For an act that has been operating creatively since the mid-'70s, Amadou & Mariam once again prove their art can thrive in just about any setting." ...
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The Skinny

18 Sep 2017
6.0
"La Confusion is never anything less than engaging. This is a record packed with hypnotic, undulating West African grooves married to a throwback, synth-packed foreground. It’s funky, fresh and highly danceable in places, and it has to be said that ...

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Play Length:

46:04

Producer(s):

Adrien Durand

Format:

Digital Download, Standard CD

Tracklist:

1. Bofou Safou
2. C'est chaud
3. Filaou Bessame
4. Ta promesse
5. La Confusion
6. Femmes du Monde
7. Fari Mandila
8. Diarra
9. Mokou Mokou
10. Yiki Yassa
11. Massa Allah
12. Mokou Mokou Blues

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