french pop suggestions

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  1. Sathyan

    Sathyan Second Unit

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    I'm interested in your suggestions of French/Francophone popular artists to check out. I have listened to and like the following (especially *):

    *Emma Shapplin (yes, I realize most of her recordings are actually in Italian)
    *Natasha St-Pier
    *Lara Fabian
    Helene Segara
    "Notre Dame de Paris" OST
    Garou
    Angelique Kidjo
    Patricia Kaas

    less so:
    Celine Dion (her French stuff)
    Ophelie Winter
    Alizee
    MC Solaar
    Johnny Halliday

    also in the Arabic/French cross-over space:
    Taha
    Faudel
    Khaled
    Natacha Atlas


    Albums need to be primarily NOT in English. I'm less familiar with older stuff but that would be OK.

    I've been importing to the US from HMV (in Canada). Do you know any other good sources.

    Sathyan

    NP Emma Shapplin - Etterna
     
  2. WillardK

    WillardK Second Unit

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    This might be too obvious for older suggestions, but since you haven't mentioned them:

    France Gall
    Francoise Hardy
    Serge Gainsbourg

    a good greatest hits cd of any of these would be an ok place to start.
     
  3. LanceJ

    LanceJ Producer

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    Sathyan: you might have known this already but that Emma Shapplin album is available now on dvd-audio. This is already at Best Buy (I actually had it IN my hand! [​IMG]). But for some reason it is still not listed on DTS Entertainment's website.

    Emma Shapplin's "Etterna"

    LJ
     
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    Stereolab
     
  6. Sathyan

    Sathyan Second Unit

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    Lili Fatale

    I don't really like french language music but her stuff is good. Some of her songs are partially in english (I think she might have 1 or 2 songs entirely in english). Back around the release of her first album she was compared to Gwen Stefani and her 2nd album reminds me of Natalie Imbruglia (Funny how Lili Fatale's real first name is also Natalie...)

    She is from Montreal so importing it from HMV should be no problem.
     
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    Ron-P Producer

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    I just discovered Alizee and I love her music. I downloaded a couple of her CDs and ordered up 3 CDs off Amazon. I don't understand a word she's singing but it doesn't matter, her voice, the music, it's quite amazing. It's just about all I've been listening to lately.
     
  9. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

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    Here's a few for you:
    Kate Ryan (dance/pop; available domestically on iTunes/eMusic)
    Mylene Farmer
    Desireless
    Alizee (AMAZING!!!)
    In-Grid (altho her sound gets kinda repetitious)

    If you are looking for French pop, iTunes does carry a pretty good selection, but you gotta listen to samples to see what you like.

    Amazon's French site is good, but prices are pretty crappy for shipping, esp. with the exchange rate. I highly recommend the "NRJ" CD series which is the French equivilent of "Now That's What I Call Music". Generally 50-75% of the 2 disc sets are current French hits.
     

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