Héloïse Letissier is back with a new album as Christine and The Queens! The French singer-songwriter now gives us 'Chris' as the follow-up album to 2014's 'Chaleur Humaine' which took France by storm and sold shedloads (millions, actually) just about everywhere else; including here at your humble Norman, in an expanded UK version in 2016. As before, the record is available in both French and English versions. It looks like Héloïse is fast becoming an icon of our times. Available an English double LP, a French 2x LP, a double CD and a super huge boxset of all the versions and a poster! On Because Music.
Vinyl Double LP £20.40 BEC5543601
English Version gatefold 2LP + CD + poster on Because Music.
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Limited Vinyl LP box set £37.49 BEC5543602
Limited edition box set includes; English Version gatefold 2LP + CD + poster and French Version 2LP + CD + poster.
- Limited edition
Vinyl Double LP £21.99 BEC5543599
French Version gatefold 2LP + CD + poster on Because Music.
CD £12.49 BEC5543600
2CD on Because Music. Includes French and English versions.
I remember watching Christine and the Queens on Glastonbury and wondering what the hell all the fuss was about. What I saw was monstrous but I must have been alone as the last album sold millions. Now back with an album of catchy electro pop that if it were 1987 would definitely be seen on the Chart Show each week.
The vibe here is definitely 1987. It's all slick drum machine, clipped guitar and tinny synths. Girlfriend has that Atlantic Starr thing going on and lots of the tracks have a Madonna slickness about them. Christine has a fuller voice than Ms Ciccone - less nasally. But it's also rather boring. The opening one two Comme-Si and Girlfriend are perfectly likeable radio hits but by 'The Walker' she's struggling to retain interest. The verses are really just an exercise in killing time before the chorus cracks into life....and by the time of the tedious 'Five Dols' I'm off home.
To tell you the truth I'm 46 and bored. There's millions of tracks here to wade through and nothing makes me want to bother. A lot of it reminds me of standing outside a Happy Shopper in the late 80s clutching Look In magazine. People enjoy this music, obviously.
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