Various - So Frenchy So Chic (2009)

It’s mother’s day soon. Vous comprenez? What are you going to bestow on your mother to illustrate your undying gratitude? She already has too many Rod Stewart Best Ofs. And what of your other anxiety? Anything which you purchase her might be inflicted on you also.

A: This compilation.

So Frenchy So Chic is delightful. It’s topped to the rim with sweetness and sophistication, 2 very notoriously French attributes. You could suffer worse than to have this collection wake you every morning, after liquored low points the night before.

With 33 tracks, So Frenchy So Chic doesn’t just have an expansive duration; it also covers an impressive expanse of styles. There’s jangly pop (“Let’s Party”), tribal (“Pom”), acoustic pop (“Je N’aime Que Toi”), piano pop (“L’idéal”), garage rock (“7 Heures Du Matin”), chamber pop (“Bruises”), sunshine pop (“Pourquoi Pas Moi”), reggae (“Toi Et Moi”) and baroque pop (“Demain”).

“Concrete” has a navel-gazing charm. “Come To Me” has a playful and fidgety drum line. The vocals are just as twitchy, while flashes of trumpet bubble and bounce cheerily.

Above all, the singing in French proves endlessly enriching. All the sung syllables are velvety, soupy and pleasant. The vocalists amorously conjure a sunny space to spend 2 hours in.

So Frenchy So Chic is pastel pink and blue. It’s sugary and filling. It’s melodiously lovely.

Forget all about "Frère Jacques", So Frenchy So Chic is the new French regime.

Très doux.
Toujours irrésistible.



Anonymous said...

Disc 1:

Anonymous said...

Disc 2: