Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Charlotte

Hadn't really expected anything from this. But it turns out to be an enjoyable, albeit sometimes a tad boring, record. No big surprises on the musical front with the Air duo opting for a mix-up of their own dreamy pop and Papa Serge's seventies records. One thing is certain: in contrast to her mother, Charlotte can actually sing. Not the record of the year, but overall one of the best French albums I've heard in a decade or so, even if she chooses to express herself in the language of Shakespeare rather than that of Molière. Try it, you might like it.

2 comments:

Guuzbourg said...

Boring? You just have to listen to it more often, with headphones preferably. Funny: Charlotte herself regards Jane as a much better singer.

Fire in the Mind said...

that's out of reverence pour maman, je crains. jane birkin peut être accussée de maintes choses, mais être une chanteuse n'en est pas une. Vive Charlotte!