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Joakim: Nothing Gold
12/09/2011

Kieron Tyler finds the new album by the production maestro easy to admire but difficult to embrace. read more...

Florian Lunaire: Spring/Summer 2011
31/08/2011

Kieron Tyler is beguiled by the first seasonal missive from an artful songwriter and storyteller. read more...

Brigitte Fontaine: L’Un N’Empêche Pas L’Autre
15/06/2011

Kieron Tyler fears that a new album of duets may not feature high up in the Fontaine canon. read more...

The Missing Season: To the Fire
10/06/2011

Kieron Tyler hears shades of Low, Vetiver and Neil Young in the Rennes group's second album of moody Americana. read more...

Del Cielo: Sur Des Braises
01/06/2011

David McKenna enjoys the Rennes duo's refinement of the ideas they laid out on their first album, Sous Les Cendres, but wonders what might be gained - or lost - if they pushed them further. read more...

The Konki Duet: Let's Bonappétons
03/05/2011

The third album from the Franco-Russo-Japanese trio is their most confident sounding to date but they haven't shaken off their melancholy tendencies. Which is fine by David McKenna. read more...

Elodie Frégé: La Fille De L’Aprés-Midi
02/05/2011

The TV talent show winner has shaken free of mentor Benjamin Biolay on her third album - with mixed results, according to Kieron Tyler. read more...

Orwell: Continental
28/04/2011

Baroque pop songwriter Jérome Didelot has enhanced his sound with washes of synth, blippy drum machines and Kraftwerk/Cluster-style keyboard sequences. Kieron Tyler succumbs. read more...

L: Initiale
12/04/2011

Kieron Tyler celebrates a young talent, lauded by Brigitte Fontaine, who is breathing new life into chanson. read more...

Yelle: Safari Disco Club
06/04/2011

Kieron Tyler is completely won over by bright, playful synth pop from Julie Budet and her producer cohorts GrandMarnier and Tepr. read more...