I had never heard anything from this band before, and expected something a whole lot more hard-core from a band called F*ck.. Instead I got a very personal and charming record, frail vocals often accompanied by simple guitar parts and nothing else. To be honest, I bought it because the band name, and title of the album cracked me up, and I'm very glad I did. Even though it wasn't what I expected, it has become one of my favourite cds.
Many of the songs might seem random in structure and perhaps even a bit sloppy and childish, which is part of what makes it so great. There is none of that suffocating perfection that so many bands rely on.. The vocals are quite soft and at times almost childishly endearing, like in "bestest friend", and the melodies makes me think of bedtime lullabies, but at the same time almost sensual, alluring, like in my personal favourite song on this album "le serpent"..
All in all, "pardon my French" is a quiet masterpiece, with great melodies without sounding pop-ish. A lazy, sleepy-eyed record, perfect for Sunday mornings and desultory afternoons.