"About Love" by The Plastiscines is a great combination of French beauty and well-executed garage rock. This album contains an alluring combination of French and English lyrics, good musicianship, clever writing, and a variety of musical styles. Like you might suspect from the title, the songs thematically revolve around love and relationships. The songs tend toward up-tempo rockers, and include everything from a smoking cover of "You're No Good" (though I could have done without the "hey, ho, hey" embellishment,) to the tasteful acoustic "I Am Down Tonight." My favorites are definitely the fast-paced rockers "Another Kiss," "Pas Avec Toi," and "Barcelona," which is audio dynamite.
The Plastiscines are native to Paris, and have been performing from a young age and are skilled musicians (one, bassist Louise Basilien, started off as a classically trained harpist!) I particularly loved the pairing of gravelly and brash instrumental parts with sweet and sultry lyrics, and think the finished album is a fine example of garage band ethos and girl band energy. This is an impressive album and while I'm not historically a fan of girl bands, I think this is a very good album.