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Well ....what can I say???!!!,
This review is from: Nouvell Vague (Audio CD)
It's not often that listening to a music CD leaves me speechless, but this is exactly how I felt when I first listened to this. What on EARTH had I spent my money on? Hehehe!
Listening to this album was like the listening equivalent of eating a sherbet lemon! A bit hard and sugar-coated on the outside, but a little patience and a bit more sucking (listening) led to a pleasant fizzing sensation on ma tongue,(in my soul) daaarling!
The 1960's saw the rise of a musical phenomenon known as "the concept album, which led to many interesting and experimental albums / album formats being produced. This Nouvelle Vague CD has something of the "concept album" about it. With even the name of the band "Nouvelle Vague" a witty knowing wink (or a clin d'oeuil as they say in France)at a predominently 60's cinematic trend, this album has a distinctly retro pop-art feel to it that works really really well. The "concept" of this album is quite original: Take some gritty, rocky songs largely from the 80's, and give them a 1960's retro shine along with a suave, sophistcated and sexy European twist - et voilà!
This album won't be to everyone's taste, but Nouvelle Vagues' concept in cover version somehow borders on sheer brilliance!
The song "Too Drunk..." described by another reviewer as "crass" and "dissolving into a screech," is undoubtedly the highlight of this CD. It had me falling about with laughter!
That is the key to this CD. It is FUN and obviously doesn't take itself too seriously. Think Hall and Oates meets The Frank Popp Ensemble. It kind of basks in its own "mock mod" blend of old, new, and urban cool. This CD will surely get your toes tapping, and I thoroughly recommend it!