Today the Guardian began their series 'Sounds Of Europe' with a feature on the 'Sounds of France: a history of French pop in 10 songs'.
As always with such lists, there are some interesting choices, some glaring omissions, and clearly a specific agenda (which topically caters to a Eurovision hungry disco/dance/pop mentality).
I've not had a chance to watch all the videos but was pleased to see Cerrone make an appearance. I also enjoyed the heartwrenching Sylvie Vartan torchsong, but am confused by the inclusion of a Nicoletta disco number, and by the lack of Jean-Michel Jarre, without whom Air and Sebastien Tellier would have sounded rather different, I reckon.
But have a look for yourself...