Articles tagged french

Andy Kayes ft. Copywrite: “The Man Without a Face”

Hip-hop artist Andy Kayes serves up a sensory-delight with a visual and aural feast of a video for his single, "The Man Without a Face".

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‘French Cinema’ Is a Tangled, Rumpled Jumble of a History

French Cinema is a popular history that makes its own eccentric claims on what that history should be.

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Various Artists: Le Pop 6: Les Chansons de la Nouvelle Scene Francaise

The label stays true to its vision of French-language music: playful, upbeat, clever, modern and light.

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Jacky Chalard: Je Sus Vivant, Mais J’Ai Peur de Gilbert Deflez

Space-age rock, straight-faced and playful, with driving mystic keyboards to tell us we're in the future.

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Various Artists: Le Pop 5: Les Chansons de la Nouvelle Scène Française

None of the songs on Le Pop 5 sound like "Allez! Ola! Olé!"

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Marianne Dissard: Paris One Takes

Soft little "La Confetti" from L'Entredeux now opens with a guitar like a jet engine.

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Sirba Octet/Isabelle Georges: Yiddish Rhapsody

The music being orchestrally interpreted on this disc comes from Yiddish folk culture via 1920s and '30s New York.

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22 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

Shall We Kiss?

This is repetitive and subdued, but those looking for a little less fluff in their romantic comedies would be well to do by renting this French export.

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Mary Roos: Amour Toujours: The French Song Collection 1972-1975

Her songs are designed to be heard once and wiggle themselves into your brain.

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20 Questions: Zachary Richard

Zachary Richard’s Cajun accordion speaks to the heart. Let that sound get in your ear and you’ll be out of your chair and on your feet before you can say Laissez le bon temps rouler!

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Mélanie Dahan: La Princesse et les Croque-Notes

All of this is electric, attractive.

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26 Mar 2009 // 9:58 PM

Francoiz Breut: A L’Aveuglette

A savoury voice, a savoury album.

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French, Frith, Kaiser, Thompson: Invisible Means

To call this album chock full of self-indulgent wanking is just another way of saying, "Hey! It’s prog rock!"

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26 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

Étienne Daho: L’invitation

Polished music with streams of semi-formal strings and songs in which the intimacy sounds autobiographical rather than sexy.

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20 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

Fredda: Toutes mes Aventures

These are songs that are made to be enjoyed almost without conscious effort, clever tracks with sticky little choruses that saunter into your head and refuse to go away.

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Woelv: Tout Seul dans la Forêt en Plein Jour

Tout Seul is an album that had the potential to be pretentious. That it avoids pretension and seems instead intelligent, exploratory, and heartfelt, is a tribute to the musician.

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Lunabee: Prenez Garde Aux Flots Bleus

A small, unexplained, perhaps inexplicable object.

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17 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Various Artists: Le Pop 4

A Gigi of an album: a voluptuous and innocent charmer from France.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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