Résistance follows Songhoy Blues' 2015 album, Music In Exile. The band recorded the album at the Pool Studio in London with producer Neil Comber (M.I.A., Django Django). Along with its guest vocalists, Résistance will feature additional synths from British producer Lxury.  

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Critic Reviews (7)

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Critical Consensus: Generally favorable.
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The Line of Best Fit 22 Aug 2017

8.0
"The back story of Songhoy Blues makes most rock ‘n’ roll tales of trouble, strife and life of danger seem pretty laughable." ...
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The Independent UK

22 Aug 2017
8.0
"Perhaps reflecting the three years spent touring after their marvellous Music In Exile album, the excellent Resistance finds Malian desert-rockers Songhoy Blues forging firmer bonds between their native modes and Western styles." ...
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Clash Music

22 Aug 2017
8.0
"This is quite simply a record for anyone ready to get down to some beautiful rhythms. In this topsy-turvey world we find ourselves we need more groups like Songhoy, purveyors of grin-inducing melody and true kings of groove." ...
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musicOMH

22 Aug 2017
8.0
"The sound is pretty blissful and infectious too, as influenced by Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles as local legends Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté; their music’s ‘up’ nature and generosity of spirit is quite remarkable..." ...
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Drowned in Sound

22 Aug 2017
8.0
"The communal spirit lives on. The nature of this music is the expanding joy and its danceable nature – it’s no wonder others want to get in on the act." ...
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The Observer UK

22 Aug 2017
8.0
"They hit a James Brown groove on Bamako, use fiddle on the Ali Farka-style Hometown, and let loose a children’s choir on One Colour, a delightful closer to a joyous, eclectic album." ...

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Play Length:

44:59

Producer(s):

Lxury, Neil Comber

Format:

Digital Download, Standard CD

Tracklist:

1. Voter
2. Bamako
3. Sahara (feat. Iggy Pop)
4. Yersi Yadda
5. Hometown
6. Badji
7. Dabari
8. Ici Bas
9. Ir Ma Sobay
10. Mali Nord (feat. Elf Kid)
11. Alhakou
12. One Colour

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