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Saturday, April 22, 2017

i miss you, someone

i was so excited to discover this. 
i LOVE cloetta paris and miss her terribly. i LOVE sally shapiro and miss her already too. so it's amazing to find this original(?) demo(?) version of an early sally song.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

yes yes yes


a bit of soft disco for you. i'm all about the uncoordinated choreography on display!

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

why do they take so long????

i miss melanie laurent
i miss berry 
i miss marie espinosa 
i miss charlotte gainsbourg 
i miss alka balbir

hurry up please

Saturday, March 11, 2017

jakie jakie spend this winter with me...

i have no idea if anyone reads this blog anymore! anyway, even if it's just me - here's a song for me that i only just discovered that i love and i think will be a firm favourite of mine for many years to come. thanks me for finding it!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

really saying something

                                                                         
 WOW

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

in the darc

why on earth didn't i know about this????? anything with france galls voice is always a joy

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Monday, February 27, 2017

francoise vs france

big thanks to sierra who alerted me to this cover version of the gall/berger mid 70s classic

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

saucy!



with big thanks to the ever marvellous Nonosserie Nonosserie youtube channel

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

music of the year

here is the list of all my favourite music from 2016.  in summary it's my usual mix of melancholy french music and pulsating scandinavian pop!

there has been some fantastic music, some disappointments, some music i've appreciated but not fallen for and lots of e.p.s.  

please get in touch if you have anything to recommend to me- 
i feel like there must be some great french music that has passed me by!

so, in no particular order...

music of the year

LALEH - KRISTALLER
a mix of english and swedish language songs. she co-wrote adam lamberts 'welcome to the show' but her solo version on here is far superior. if the title track had a video i'd have posted that but instead i'll post the song which first grabbed my attention (love singing along 'BA! BA!)

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music of the year

TOVE LO - LADY WOOD
the word "fuck" in every track, great songwriting, honest, taking pop music to another level.
 and she found time to masturbate on film(!)

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music of the year

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING - LES GRAINS DE SABLE
released in 2010 but only discovered by me this time last year - this album is probably my most played album of the year. wonderful on every level, every song is great. her speaking/singing captures everything i imagine her to be like. i cannot recommend this enough

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music of the year

MEDINA - WE SURVIVE
the queen of danish gloom-pop returned triumphantly, this time with an english language album (as opposed to her usual danish release followed up by an english version). it's a shame she seemed to get sidetracked after one single release. this meant the best song 'liquid courage' never got the chance to become a huge hit (gaga would kill for this song).

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MARIE AMELIE SEIGNER - M.A.S.  e.p.
she just snuck in at the end of the year - it's been a long wait since her last album from 2010 and this e.p.carries on exactly where that left off. there's been no change in style or sound - just reassuringly wonderful

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music of the year

FIREFOX AK - A NEW SHAPE e.p.
this is everything really good scandinavian pop should be - bubbling electro synths, hypnotic loops, interesting lyrics, steel drums (a nod to the knife surely?). a welcome return after a 5 year absence. and 'heart of mine' has been played a lot in my house/car/phone

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music of the year

RAPHAELE LANNADERE - L
her previous album (initiale) is a classic. this album wasn't quite as good as i was anticipating but there are still some excellent songs on here and definitely worth checking out. 
her voice is gorgeous too. 

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

happy christmas

a real treat to be able to share this with you all (well, whoever still bothers to visit!)


for more claudine get to loveclaudine

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

celebrate...it would be so nice

i like polnareff. i love sylvie. put them together and you get what must be one of my most favourite french songs ever. i'm so sad to find no video of her performing it :(

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

O.S.T. J.O.Y

a nice little surprise of a song that turned up mid way through 'le refuge'

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

salut mon ami !

i only ever mention another blog if it is really, really good so it brings me a lot of pleasure to tell you that after a long hiatus that spiked candy has returned to entertain us with her (mostly) french sixties obsession. it's got great articles, top playlists and some great new videos of chantal k, chantal g and stella. check it out :)