Amadou & Mariam - Coulibaly

Gordon Anderson 10/04/2006

Rating: 3/5

Funky-bassed, laid-back if one-dimensional slice of African rhythm from Mali couple busting out of the 'world music' cul-de-sac and into the charts, scoring a no. 2 album in France. Cool, shimmering guitar from producer/collaborator Manu Chao aside, this is pleasant but pushes few genuine boundaries, though it does make you wish summer would hurry the fuck up.