Record of the Month: Mdou Moctar - Funeral For Justice

Record of the Month: Mdou Moctar - Funeral For Justice

Politically pertinent, socially frenzied and sonically wild, Mdou Moctar’s Funeral For Justice is absolutely vital.

The songs on ‘Funeral For Justice’ speak unflinchingly of the plight of Niger and of the Tuareg people. The album’s origin is rooted in political turmoil and its vast human effects, and you can feel such palpable frustration as it lashes through every riff. And my word does it ever lash...

Watch | “Funeral for Justice”

“The Nigerien guitarist and his virtuoso band set polemical fury to thrilling musicianship on this no-holds-barred release.”

- The Guardian ★

Funeral for Justice is so vital. The title, is vital. Thematically, the album is both personal and so vital. The forceful delivery of the vocals are so vital. Each scorching riff is ferocious and vital. It’s an important album, but one of its greatest payoffs is that it is so euphoric, one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands performing and recording right now, at the peak of their powers. It is so rare to experience an album of great sadness and ferocious drive. This is one, and it is an absolute ripper.

Watch | “Imouhar”

Funeral For Justice is the fifth release of 2024 for those of you signed up to the Drift Record of the Month Club.

Available in three, six or twelve month configurations, you can join the Drift Record of the Month Club and start adding to your amazing collection. Each month you will receive one new album on either vinyl or CD, based on your subscription type. The first delivery (whether CD or LP) will also include a complimentary Drift Pin.

Find out more here.
Drift Record of the Month Club

Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; GustafAdrianne Lenker, William Doyle, Bill Ryder-Jones, Harp, Hotline TNT, Black Pumas, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Georgia, Cory Hanson, Overmono, North Americans, H. Hawkline, Yo La Tengo, The Murder Capital, Goat Girl, Black Country, New Road, Jane Weaver, Dry Cleaning, Squid, White Flowers, Stephen Fretwell, Chubby and the Gang, Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Damon Albarn, Geese, Silverbacks, Cate Le Bon, Huerco S., Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, Vintage Crop, Viagra Boys, The Lounge Society, Jockstrap, Trevor Beales, Aoife Nessa Frances and Sarathy Korwar.



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