The Le Pop compilations have been around for so long that you probably already know if you like them or not. The label stays true to its vision of French-language music: playful, upbeat, clever, modern and light. Tom Poisson is full of whimsy; Stephanie Lapointe is a kid with a glockenspiel; Marianne Dissard rocks in an on-off sultry way; and Feloche cuts Cajun music into a pretty collection of chips like a man making confetti out of Brie cheese. As the playlist goes on, the tracks get very faintly raucous, a reminder of the dark, harlequin tone that has become more prominent in exported European bands since the success of Manu Chao. Yvan Marc’s “Propaganda” closes with cynical energy.
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