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on 30 November 2010
I love every track on this album. They were obviously chosen by a genius. They range from pretty old stuff by artists like Barbara, to much newer, electronic pop by the likes of Matthieu Boogaerts and Enzo Enzo. But it all fits together beautifully (there's even something by Brigitte Bardot). What it did for me was make me explore French music in a bit more depth. It had never occured to me to listen to something not in English before, but why not? So now I'm a big fan of Matthieu Boogaerts in particular (check out his mesmerising 'Michel' album) and I've made connections with other French artists like Presque Oui and Albin de la Simone. If you're thinking it's all a bit outré and effete, well, it rather depends on you and the mood you're in. You can either treat this as a collection of really good music, or use it as an excuse to enjoy the morning sunshine with a croissant and a strong black coffee while talking to the cat in a bad French accent.