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Music, Reviewed Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg

Even with no knowledge of the French language, it'd still be fairly obvious that Serge Gainsbourg's 1971 album was consumed with lust. The pelvic-thrust basslines, his ear-licking vocals, and the way Jane Birkin exhaled as if being penetrated made Histoire…
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Music, Reviewed Gonzales


Rumor has it Gonzales recorded this sublime album (issued Stateside for the first time) during a difficult songwriting session with English pop legend Jane Birkin. That would explain the deep relaxation quality permeating every instrumental note. Here we have Gonzales,…
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Music, Reviewed Coralie Clément

Coralie Clément

On Coralie Clément's 2002 debut, Salle Des Pas Perdus, the French singer acted the breathy chanteuse, brushing up against the type of jazzy '60s orchestrations favored by Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin. For her sophomore effort, she has mostly traded…
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