I first discovered A&M on Benn Loxo du Taccu, the African audio-blog listed in the blogroll to the left. In typical "first taste is free" style, I heard just two songs and was quickly hooked. I bought the albums Wati and Sou Ni Tile, both different, both wonderful. Their horns are bright and cheerful, their guitar is flowing but never noodling, and their voices are like a Francophone Ray Charles: soulful, a bit funky and bluesy, always toe-tapping. The new album is a bit of a departure but I hope to pick it up by the end of the year.
I recommend them, though (as a music snob), I am now required by law to declare that "I liked them better before they sold out."