Benjamin Biolay —
Vengeance ... CD Naive (France), 2013. Used Gatefold ...
Beautiful work from Benjamin Biolay – easily one of our favorite French artists of the 21st Century – even though we've been following his work since the previous one! Benjamin's got a sound that's just perfect if you, like us, dig an older generation of French work by artists like ... read moreCD
Benjamin Biolay & Chiara Mastroianni —
Home ... CD Virgin (France), 2004. Used ...
A wonderful record that rivals the best traditions of Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin – and quite possibly the strongest to date from French producer/songwriter Benjamin Biolay! The set was co-produced by Benjamin and his wife Chiara Mastroianni – done in a mellow approach that ... read moreCD
There's a nice undercurrent of fuzz in this lovely album from Francoiz Breut – kind of a rumbling, brooding sound that's a wonderful counterbalance for her softer-styled vocals! The fuzz comes not just from guitar, but from keyboards too – rumbling up from the bottom to create a ... read moreCD
Completely charming work from Coralie Clement – one of our favorite French singers of the past decade! The set's another amazing collaboration between Clement and producer Benjamin Biolay – who wrote all the tunes on the set, and really brings a lot of his own wonderful sound to the ... read moreCD
Contemporary genius from the enigmatic Brigitte Fontaine – an artist we first learned to love for her groundbreaking albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and one who still sounds completely unique all these many years later! The work here is mostly co-composed with Fontaine's old recording ... read moreCD
Beautiful work from French singer Elodie Frege – an artist whose music is as lovely as she looks on the cover! Elodie's working here under the direction of producer Benjamin Biolay – the artist whose talents had such a strong effect on the sound of Keren Ann and Coralie Clement – ... read moreCD
2 CDs and 43 of Serge Gainsbourg's greatest songs! The set was originally issued as a low-priced companion to the 18CD box set of the same name – and lives un as an fantastic distillation of the master's ouvre, with some of Serge's biggest hits, best-remembered classics, and some of the ... read moreCD
One of Serge Gainsbourg's best albums ever – a set that we love every bit as much as his Melody Nelson classic, or his killer records with Jane Birkin! The set was recorded in the mid 70s, and it features amazing orchestrations from Alan Hawkshaw – backings that are even better than ... read moreCD
Groovy! This is an excellent "best of" selection the focuses on the work of the excellent French 60s star France Gall. The set's pulled from the larger 4 CD box set, and features packaging that works along similar lines. There's a total of 23 cuts in all, and if you've been looking for ... read moreCD
One of our favorite French singers ever! Nougaro is a vastly underrecognized talent – and a singer who managed to mix a lot of American jazz influences with the wit and emotion of French songwriting. The result is a unique style unlike anyone else we can think of, and it's documented nicely ... read moreCD
The groove here is definitely irresistible – dreamy French pop from the key early years of Sylvie Vartan – an overstuffed batch of gems from the mid 60s Parisian scene, and one of the best collections we've ever seen of Sylvie's work! Vartan was one of the greatest things in her ... read moreCD
The groovy French pop of Serge Gainsbourg gets the remix treatment! After years of being sampled by hip hoppers, referenced by post-rockers, and claimed as an influence by a wide range of singers and instrumentalists – Serge Gainsbourg's finally breaking into the mainstream of modern music ... read moreCD