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Variéty

28 May 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 May 2007
  • Release Date: 28 May 2007
  • Label: SIX SARL / Because Music
  • Copyright: 2007 Six SARL under exclusive license to Because Music
  • Total Length: 44:11
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0026DQ6RU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,669 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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A confident array of songs from two people who are aware of their place in the pile. Complacent? No, but perhaps a little easy for them. Bad Luck Queen, with its tumbrel drums opening, should have the camp audacity of "La Sorcière Et lInquisiteur" from Cool Frenesie, but even the English is assured and fairly natural, so that choosing to ostensibly sing about Marie Antoinette in a language other than French doesn't jar on the ear, doesn't create a sense of conflict or even irony. If Fred hadn't very tragically died after this album, I think he and Catherine would have had a good think about their next step, musically; probably into wilder, deeper territories - as Catherine did in her first solo album...
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I bought this CD having heard quite a bit of Les Rita Mitsouko from listening to French radio and on You Tube following that. All of it in French.

So, I ordered the album. Guess who didn't realise that there was an English version?

Yup. Me.

Disappointed.

It was a huge forehead-slapping moment when I put the CD in hit play only to find that some of my favourite songs had been murdered, or at least taken out and given a serious kicking. Ding Dang Dong (while having a typically cringeworthy title) is a great song. In French. In English it just really doesn't translate and the same goes for most of the album. It was written in French by a French band, for French people. I can't help thinking that the people that are going to buy this album are big enough to get over the fact that it's not spoon-fed to them in their native language and, frankly, the mangling of the lyrics to get them fit the music in the wrong language is judderingly bad.

I have since bought the French version of this album and it's very good. Not fantastic, as some of the songs feel like fillers, but mostly very good indeed. In particular Ma Vielle Ville, La Haine, and Soire de Peine.

If this had been the French version, I would have given it 4 stars.

Best buy it from Amazon.fr to be sure.
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Is there any way to tell which version is which?
Is the white cover in English and the yellow in French?

I think Meme Si works really well in English but not so good in French and would actually prefer to buy the English version...
Help! :-D
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Great Product
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x93395198) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93c87654) out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised 20 Jan. 2008
By C o r y - Published on Amazon.com
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As the years pass, some groups get less and less entertaining, less creative, etc. I don't have high hopes until I hear it. The funky cover of VARIETY gave me hope, however, and rightly so. Very enjoyable release. If you're unfamiliar with LRM, this may be a better way to ease into them than their early work, which is good, too, but very quirky.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93b08054) out of 5 stars Too Little Variety 29 July 2008
By JeanGS - Published on Amazon.com
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As a fan of Les Rita since the late 80's, and a owner of their entire discography, I must say that I really enjoy the quirky, off-beat character of their earlier efforts. To me, its what has set them apart as a creative duo. Now "Variety" offers very little of this quality, as the songs are accessible (perhaps too much so); I found this lack of edgy-soulfulness so apparent in their earlier works, disappointing. I unhappily agree with the 2 previous reviews that this would be a good introduction to novice listeners who may be more comfortable with a more mainstream vibe.
HASH(0x93903378) out of 5 stars Saving the best for last. 13 Jun. 2008
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I have been a long-time fan of Les Rita Mitsouko, but found Variety a big surprise! This far into their career, they've created what may well be their best effort. Variety is much more down-key than their earlier work. I agree with the earlier reviewer that this album is quite a bit more accessible than much of their quirky discography. If this is the first album of theirs you hear, I would put "Terminal Beauty" and "Ding Dang Dong" in same category as much of their 80's party music. But personally, my favorite tracks on this album are "Meme Si" and "Ma Vieille Ville", both awesome ballads.
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