Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Guardian: Sounds of France

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...

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