Various Artists / France Rocks
Album: France Rocks   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2014

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Add Date: 2014-07-25 Pull Date: 2014-09-26
Week Ending: Sep 28 Sep 21 Sep 14 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27
Airplays: 1 1 2 4 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2022: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
4. Sep 12, 2014: Octagonal Banana
Teeth For Sinking In
2. Sep 23, 2014: Eclectic Erudition summer '14 week 13
Je Suis La Montagne
5. Sep 09, 2014: ee wk 11
Egyptian Holed Up
3. Sep 19, 2014: Octagonal Banana
Teeth For Sinking In
6. Aug 09, 2014: Box of Chocolates
Teeth For Sinking In

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-07-25
Various Artists—France Rocks

Review by Luis A. Apolaya

A collection from Bureauexport, a non-profit label that helps distribute music from French artists to the rest of the world. As expected, there is a mix of a number of genres and sounds, though most are fairly reminiscent of the current American “indie” feel with a synth edge. Recommended: any, depending on your taste.

*1. (3:17) Mellow nightlife music, melodious beeps and boops and slick drumbeats, English lyrics
2. (2:58) Take a band like Real Estate and make the lead singer speak French, and here’s what they’ll sound like
3. (3:44) xx-type of duo singing, synth organs and synth drums everywhere
4. (4:53) Female quartet, guitar and vocals hold some reverb, tries to lean into Tame Impala-esque territory
*5. (4:09) Instrumentation at feels like a Peter Schilling outtake, brings together new wave and surf rock vibes, when the track culminates it’s actually quite head-nod worthy
*6. (3:40) As sleek and swaggery as an Artic Monkeys track, plus female vocals and catchy synths
7. (3:28) Has the gait of the Oompa Loompa song, pretty standard alt rock feel, last 30 seconds is drum solo
*8. (3:16) Eurodance instrumental with small vocal samples, interstellar sounds, and astronomical mid-tempo grooves, could help if you need a sound bed
*9. (3:13) Straight of the vault of songs that should have probably been released in the French 60s but ended up seeing light in the 2010s, feel good Beach Boys vibe with audacious alt rock edges
10. (3:13) Part of the ongoing tradition of female singers that record amid a background of bubbling melodious electronica
*11. (3:14) Reminded me of what “Et moi, et moi, et moi” would sound in modern times, simple but assertive guitar chords with garage rock edge
12. (3:39) Pumps you up, lots of catchy percussion and teenage-girl-with-attitude female vocals, what Tune-Yards might sound like if they sold out
13. (3:08) Edgy strings, stomping percussion, nice vocals
14. (4:35) Feel-good electro-pop
15. (3:21) Instumental beat, weirdly mellow, nice flute and percussion sample, strings come at the end to wrap up the track

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Isaac Delusion Teeth For Sinking In
2. Juniore La Fin Du Monde
3. Kid Francescoli Blow Up
4. Moodoïd Je Suis La Montagne
5. La Femme Antitaxi
6. Rocky Band Against The Wall
7. We Were Evergreen Belong
8. Black Devil Disco Club Star Dot Com
9. Bosco Delrey Egyptian Holed Up
10. Owlle Ticky Ticky
11. Fred Raspail Ulysse
12. Erotic Market Retro Retardo
13. As Animals I See Ghost
14. Saint Michel Katherine
15. Vendredi Chiara