Spin - p.61Ranked #33
in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Keening voices cling to West African roots against the drift of Chao's skittish lite-reggae lilt."
Uncut - p.1053 stars out of 5
- "Manu Chao, here helps them paint their Malian pop in global colours..."
Dirty Linen - p.58
"[L]ush, multi-facetted....[They] have a well-developed pop sensibility..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.58Ranked #9
in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Amadou & Mariam mixed Malian rhythms and Memphis grooves. And crossed right over."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1044 stars out of 5
- "African Mod soul house funk album of the year so far."
Amadou & Mariam: Amadou Bagayoko (vocals, guitar); Mariam Doumbia (vocals).
Personnel: Manu Chao (vocals, guitar, programming); Tiken Jah Fakoly (vocals); Roy Paci (trumpet); Fran‡ois Regis Matuszenski (keyboards); Laurent Griffon (bass guitar).