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Chris

Christine and the Queens

2018

Chris

Album Summary

Chris is the second studio album by French singer Christine and the Queens, released on 21 September 2018 in both English and French versions through Because Music. It was preceded by the release of two singles, each of which were released in both English and French versions: "Girlfriend" / "Damn, dis-moi", featuring Dâm-Funk, and "Doesn't Matter" / "Doesn't Matter (Voleur de soleil)". An English-language single, "5 Dollars", was also released alongside an S&M-inspired video, followed by the French version of "La Marcheuse".On iTunes and other online streaming and download services, the album includes 23 tracks, with 11 in English and 12 in French, most of which are versions of the same song. The album is available physically in individual French and English versions and sets including both.

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Rating

2.96

Votes

4358

Genres

  • Pop
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Wed Nov 03 2021
2

i feel kind of conflicted here I liked the french version more than the english because I could enjoy the vocals and production, for that the french version gets a 6/10 but that was a really cringey message in english it felt like some kind of left wing circlejerk, like I’m just picturing excited soyjack looking at this album saying “holy shit! a queer, androgynous woman singing about how stupid god is! slay the patriarchy my queen!” it was just so lame and cringey hearing these lyrics, I’ll give the overall album a 4/10

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

Of course an incredible record. Christine and the Queens nails a balance between pop formula and experimentation within a synth framework that really blasts past her competitors in the pop scene. When listening to her, you feel very trendy but not douchey.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
1

no

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

Now this is how you make a pop album up my alley. Full of bops and bangers, solid variety of sound and approach without sacrificing a clear identity, and just a damn good time.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

This hits right in the Tegan and Sara spot for me. I'd be shocked if Tegan and Sara weren't aware of and fans of Chris. I think I prefer the french versions, but the English versions are great too. Makes me want to smoke a cigarette.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
3

Like many other albums that are on this list I’m struggling to see why? But that’s the beauty of a list like this, variety and diversity. I didn’t dislike it, I just felt that I had heard the tunes before but with a different artist singing

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Mon Dec 06 2021
2

I heard nothing in this album that made me think that it belongs on this list. 2/5

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

This album has a cultural importance that shouldn't be ignored, but musically, this brand of pop does less than nothing for me. Best track: Girlfriend

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Fri Feb 25 2022
2

Competently executed but sorta soulless and glossy and generic late 2010s global pop … music for an airport lounge when wait is hopefully not too long.

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Mon Mar 21 2022
1

I struggled with eighties pop throughout, and this [albeit more sophisticated] reincarnation of the genre is no exception. Only that it lacks the romantic perspective we can now afford eighties pop. Also, this album is way too long.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

English and French language versions of, quite frankly, my favorite album of the year that it was released. Chris found Christine and the Queens (and its focal point, Héloïse Letissier) at peak form, bending pop music to its absolute will with sheer technical ability and unmistakable brilliance in cultivating emotions from within. I love this album, I have great memories attached to this. It's nice to once again come across such wonderful sounds that stick to you and endears you to the point to going back to it again and again. Long may Chris reign!

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

so amazing

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

Great french pop! Worth putting in my heavy rotation!

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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

I discovered Christine and the Queens a few years back on spotify and fell in love. She has become an absolute favourite of mine and it was a delight to have to listen to this album again. I'm really looking forward to see where her career takes her.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

This is a really nice album. I love the music, love Chris’ voice, love the French and English. Love it all! Wonderful discovery.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

Very fun in English and in French.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

I really found this pleasant to listen to, but I really could not follow the meaning of the lyrics even when reading along. Definitely something lost in translation for me.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

fun bilingual dreamy pop-esque album with all the best tracks weighted in the 1st half. Somehow reminds me of shopping at Old Navy.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

Excellent pop music. The first half is very Michael Jackson influenced, especially his earlier work. The second half is a bit slower and contemplative sounding. Overall, this album is very heavy on 80s pop motifs with a bit of contemporary hip hop influence thrown in (though non-obtrusively). The lyrics are deliberately dense which I really like as it allows the music to create a mood around a song to get an emotional meaning across that's not as dependent on the musical content. This is not my usual genre but I found it well executed and enjoyable.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Great pop album. Catchy motives and interesting textures all around. Super original sound, very own to CatQ.

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Sat Dec 04 2021
4

guter Pop, pseudo 80er. Die französischen Versionen sind besser. Gegen Ende wirds etwas schwacher.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

An album from 2018, looks like maybe we're going outside of the 1001 albums book since it only went to 2010, not that that's a bad thing. Wasn't sure what to expect, turned out to be a French pop album with some 80s influences. Kind of reminded me of Robin in a way, but also more focused on religion and LGBTQ+ topics. Found it to be pretty good musically, I don't go out of my way to listen to pop but you sort of have to if you ever go in public so it was nice to hear something different and it was very well performed.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

This band reminds me a bit of Tegan and Sarah but also I think they are french? Never heard of them before this but this is one of the more current releases we have heard. I found Goya Soda to be very interesting in terms of content. It was as if they were trying to sing about anything they could.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Great production and music to back up the surpurb vocals. It was a pretty interesting experience to listen to both the English and French versions of Chris. Listening to the English one first was like a 3/5 as only a few songs were great to me (Girlfriend, Doesn't matter). But after a few hours break and then listening to the French one, it's definitely a 4.5/5. The songs just breathe a bit better and the vocals sound more natural. It also made songs like Goya Soda and The Stranger which were ok in English make more sense. Maybe it was also just better on the second listen. Recommend highly though regardless.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

Another excellent relisten. I appreciate that it is aggressively bilingual.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

Very good synth pop. Enjoyed the bi lingual bits, even though my french is not up to scratch!

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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

very french, this guy has listnd to a lot of MJ

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

Enjoyed this album more than I thought I would. Had some great 80s vibes and such and variety of instruments throughout. Had a retro feel but sounds very modern. Songs get a little weaker later on In the album. Fav track is 'Doesn't Matter'

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Every song here was a hit. Sometimes I preferred the French versions, sometimes I preferred the English versions. But I could put this on repeat and not tire of it. Sounds super fresh.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

Pretty great tbh, someone said Tegan and Sara are probably fans and i definitely see it. Same vibes. 4

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

I used to have a playlist with cool French pop on it and one day "Girlfriend" mysteriously changed to the French version which soured things somewhat. For me, that's the standout track on the album (either version) but the rest of the album is good. I feel like it might need a few more listens to fully appreciate it but tracks like "What's-her-face" have a searing emotion that deserves further listening.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

Rather an energetic album! Quite fond of the rhythm.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

way too long

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Decently entertaining French pop. 7/10

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

8/10. Definitely better in French. Started out sounding like French Taylor Swift, but had some more diverse sounds to it later on.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

diversity win! A butch lesbian made slightly generic but solid sounding pop record! 7/10

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Listened to on 3/9/22 4/5 Favorite song: 5 dollars, the walker, comme si This album was the best change of pace! I loved how Christine integrated French and English into her lyrics. It was fun, edgy and all in all great to listen to

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

4, great pop album

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

More interesting then I thought. Later tracks better

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

Great voice and songs. I also loved the 80s synth-pop ascetics.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

This surprised me. Not exactly my genre of choice, but I really enjoyed it. Good beats and great voice.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

I liked this. Not sure how much, and not sure whether I preferred the French or English versions.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Think I love this. Didn't realise this was who "Girlfriend" came from. Sophisticated pop.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

Really fun pop album, well produced and very funky. I really like the idea of a bilingual album, very unique. I definitely preferred the french versions though.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Yes — I love 80’s throwback pop like this. Albums like this are a goldmine for party playlists. 😁 Her voice is perfect for this style and the production is packed with fun details. Some of the lyrics surprised me. Like the chorus of “Doesn’t Matter,” where she sings about not knowing if God is real. Most songs in this genre are about about hooking up in the club. I love the willingness to go for deeper subject matter in dance music. Highlights: “Comme Si,” “The Walker,” “Doesn’t Matter,” “Goya Soda,” “Feel So Good,” “The Stranger” On streaming you can also listen to the French version of the album. Very cool to hear the French versions of these songs!

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

4.3

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Christine starts Chris firmly in her comfort zone, moving gradually into some new and sparser territory. Her voice remains incredibly compelling for me, especially on the French side, the set of tracks to listen to as far as I'm concerned. I think of Chris as a companion to the much-loved debut, incremental rather than revolutionary, still real real good.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Way more fun as a pop album than I was expecting. Real cool sound, and listening in French and English was great. Didn't think I'd listen to both in full, but I did.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

I normally don't like the french, but I can handle this

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

My kind of stuff

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Gave me Caroline polachek vibes and a little bit of panic? Specifically too weird to live album. Definitely gonna relisten

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

Fris!

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Really great album. Michael Jackson, HAIM, Teegan and Sara sound to it. I will definitely relisten this

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Sun Oct 09 2022
4

I enjoyed this so much more than i thought i would. Shades of MJ in parts. Great pop banter. Some say Italians do it better. The french aren't too far behind

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Fun stuff

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Kind of sounds like Chvrches. Pop 80s vibe but with modern sound engineering. Good underrated album

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

(S)he has great tone. The tone is that electro pop rock sound. a couple tracks in and im intrigued but not blown away yet.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

Me da gusto escuchar pop bueno y que no sea gringo. Creo que la calidad de la producción y de las rolas es muy alta y casi del nivel de los nombres angloparlantes que dominan los charts. La voz de esta chica es realmente linda y le da puntos extra las rolas que canta en francés. Mi pequeño "pero" es que no hace falta hacer el disco completo en los dos idiomas, porque eso obviamente lo hace muy largo. Sería interesante, con más calma (y sabiendo francés), tratar de quedarse con solo una versión de cada rola.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

Quizá si no conociera a HAIM, este disco me hubiera encantado. Aún así, el estilo es muy bueno y las canciones variadas. Las letras también están bien. 3.5 que subo a 4 porque sí lo podría volver a escuchar.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

Gallic disco pop is going to be a pretty easy sell to me. The passion, subject matter and general groove of the thing are all very enjoyable, and she seems a smart and intelligent lyricist. The songs didn't quite jump from enjoyment to love for me but it's still a VERY strong album. And getting the entire thing in English and French is an act of generosity I can get behind. Merci!

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Sat Oct 29 2022
4

Great album! It took some time to really appreciate, but it's just a really fun album to listen to. Favourites are Comme Si, Goya Soda, Damn and What's-her-Face. Only listened to the English version though.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

I really like Christine & The Queens and I enjoyed this album. A maybe overly generous 4*

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

I love that she sings in multiple languages. Really enjoyed this album.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

Venia d'una estrena sorprenent, i aquí encara es va superar més. 'Comme Si', '5 Dollars', 'Girlfriend' són temes que podrien passar per genèrics, però que mitjançant la seva veu i la seva peculiar forma d'interpretar-los, agafen cotes de brillantor molt altes. Sense arribar al mateix nivell, la resta del disc és gairebé igualment colpidor. La confirmació d'una estrella

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Tue Oct 19 2021
3

Ooh la la

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Wed Oct 27 2021
3

Was going to vote 2, but there are some decent french songs on there. A very long album though

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Wed Nov 03 2021
3

I don't think this needed the dual language release for me. I far preferred the French but having all the tracks twice (basically) detracted a bit.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
3

It’s not a bad pop album. Only listened to the French versions

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Thu Nov 25 2021
3

not really a fan, its alright but it just feels like its someone from france trying to be generic american pop

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

I like the lead singer's voice, but the music doesn't do a lot for me.

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Sat Dec 04 2021
3

Jai bien aime le cote electro pop. Cest francais en plus. Un bon album mais 1h30. Ca amene de la repetitij mais quand meme pas trop . 3.85

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Sat Dec 04 2021
3

3/5

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Mon Dec 06 2021
3

Too damn long

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Tue Dec 07 2021
3

Whoa, very recent record. I've heard some Christine and the Queens before but not this album. Very art-poppy, but it retains the spirit and energy of pop pretty well. Really enjoyed the opening few tracks, but it lost some steam for me on the back end. A cool inclusion, though maybe not as game-changing as others I would put on here. I think the listmakers struggle a bit with what to include from this century; they're unable to benefit from hindsight for what's here and now. Still a good album though. Favorite tracks: Goya Soda, Girlfriend, Comme si. Album art: A bit more involved than the standard portrait, but nothing crazy. I saw this floating around a lot in 2018 and unfortunately it didn't grab me enough to listen to then. 3.5/5

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Wed Dec 15 2021
3

Pop. Inglés/francés

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Fri Dec 17 2021
3

More subdued that I anticipated. Quality beats and I enjoyed the message behind a lot of the songs. Honestly, not really my cup of tea, though. Second half not as interesting as the first half. Some solid singles though.

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Mon Dec 27 2021
3

All a bit same same but love the Caroline Polacheck sounds

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

Cleary influenced by Michael Jackson, especially on first few songs. I thought the vocals were very good, and the production was decent, if somewhat cold and dry. But ultimately, the songs didn't grip me enough to want to listen to this again.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

I like this album! The songs range from really vibe-y, synthy, smooth jams, to just-ok synthpop songs, and its perfect background music. I listened to both the English side and the French side of this and I preferred the French side slightly, but I love the French language so I'm biased hehe.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

5/10

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

This album comes in both French and English versions. Although I didn't really engage with the lyrical content, the English version was still more enjoyable. It doesn't sound like a translation that has been shoehorned in. I'd be interested to know if the meanings of the songs are the same in both languages. Both versions are listenable and pleasant electropop. 3/5.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

Never heard of this band before, but their music is more proof that not all French pop is crap.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
3

A little long, but enjoyed it overall

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Though not a style of music I generally go for, I found this interesting enough to listen to the whole thing again, in French the second time.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
3

3/5

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Mon Feb 07 2022
3

This album has a French version and an English version. For the sake of brevity, I'm only listening to the French version. Nice and sleek synthpop, very much calling from the sort of 80's aesthetic revival we've been having (see: Stranger Things, amongst other things). I don't often hear much out of France, so this is a good change. I can't say I feel it deserves much of a spot on the list, though, as it sort of comes across as "just good". How has this resonated since 2018? Not sure if it has. Critics seem to love this though. Good for them.

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Sat Feb 12 2022
3

It felt good, but I wasn't sure if it wasn't for me or if I didn't get it. I enjoyed listening, but something didn't quite click. It's the kind of stuff I like though, so maybe after a few listens I'd love it.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
3

J'aime beaucoup la musique et Chris a vraiment une belle voix, mais le chant saccadé et très mordant sur les consonnes font en sorte de vraiment rendre l'expérience moins agréable à mon oreille

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

Calm pop Fun Jazzy smooth chords

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Great pop album. Catchy motifs and interesting melodies all around. (6/10) FT: Girlfriend, Damn,dis-moi

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Sat Mar 05 2022
3

This is French singer Héloïse Letissier, with a stage name of... Christine and the Queens? At first I thought it was a band, but it isn't, Christine and the Queens is a single person. Weird. So in her second album, Héloïse Letissier aka Christine and the Queens reportedly cut her hair, stood up, you know like a typical woman-gone-badass movie trope, and said "just call me Chris". Aaaand... I don't think synthpop is the best medium to deliver some messages in 2018. It sounds like somewhere between '80s synthpop and the minimalist R&B of the '10s. It has some great moments, but overall, it's pretty boring and monotonous. I guess the music scene in France is a bit different, of course it's different. Still, it's a pretty nice and accessible effort by her to spread awareness and share her journey as an LGBTQ+ member.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
3

Chris from Christine and the Queens is a difficult album to rate. There was nothing that I particularly liked or dis-liked from this album. I listened to the French album, and "5 Dols" is the only track that caught my attention enough for me to double check what I was listening to. I was surprised that this album was released in 2018, because the album sounded like 1990s to me (like stuff that I was chosing not to listen to of my own choice in the 90s). I guess this might round up to 3 stars because I didn't hate it?

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

This album seems like pretty straight ahead pop, reasonably fresh and catchy but not (to me) particularly special. That said, Chris seems like a fascinating character and the videos I looked up did seem special. I think her personal, music, and dancing come together in a whole that is more than the sum of its parts. Any individual bit (like this album) might be a 3, but the whole package is closer to five. I hope she has a long, successful, groundbreaking career with many interesting phases.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

Pretty standard generic indie pop. Don’t really see what’s so special about this that it needed to be on this list.

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

Better than I thought it was gonna be, has some nice tunes 6/10

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Wed Mar 16 2022
3

I only listened to the first (English) half of this - wasn't going to punish myself by listening to it twice and at 90 minutes. Nothing standout really - it just sounded like random 2010s synthy pop music. Had a bit of a cool Michael Jackson flavour, but diluted too much with that modern "lo fi" approach and never really came out of the gate. It wasn't unpleasant though, and she can sing well enough. Nothing groundbreaking, nothing shithouse. Makes me wonder (again) why I needed to hear it before I die, but that's pretty normal. 3/5.

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Mon Mar 21 2022
3

Listened to both the English and French versions and felt the latter flowed better - the rich production complemented by the lyrical flow of the less-angular vocals made the LP feel warm and syrupy. This was both a benefit and detriment, as the synths are top-notch and the production clear without being overpowering, yet there's just too much here to stomach all in one sitting as the melodies vary little from track to track (though maybe that's because I listened to the whole 2LP at once).

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Fri Mar 25 2022
3

Melodic and interesting. Probably benefits from a few listens.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

Not exactly a mega-fan of what passes for contemporary R&B, but this is a pretty fair example of it. Actually liked this more than I thought I would.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

I really enjoyed listening to this again. I thought it was quite musically straightforward with some pleasing synth sounds. The first half is excellent but I found the second half less interesting. Favorite tracks were Girlfriend and 5 Dollars

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Sun May 01 2022
3

Catchy retro-pop with very suggestive lyrics.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

This didn’t really resonate with me

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Sun May 22 2022
3

3.5

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

It grew in me, but I was struggling at the beginning ngl

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

For some reason I usually tend to not like pop music that comes from countries besides the US. I don't know why and I really try hard to not put truth into things like that but I think it might be that it's hard for me to enjoy pop music without understanding the lyrics. Oddly enough I think lyrics in pop music are rarely a standout feature however. But this album I thought sounded great! It had some Ariana Grande moments, and it had some Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion type moments as well. Overall I enjoyed the album, and I think it's pretty ambitious to do the whole album in both English and French. Well done all around!

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Sun Jun 26 2022
3

6/10 Best Song - Comme Si

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

Okay album Honestly it was better in French--listen to it in French :)

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

Non è malvagio

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

Like this one! Great voice, fun pop. Cool the whole album repeats in French

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Sat Aug 13 2022
3

Mildly interesting, but not something that I would listen to often. R&B music with french singer/songwriter type vocals

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Mon Aug 15 2022
3

Enjoyable, doesn't hugely stand out

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Mon Aug 15 2022
3

Grosse production pop bien réussie. Même la façon d'articuler les mots rappelle Michael Jackson. Le premier album était par contre plus unique et original. Bravo pour l'intégration d'un album d'une artiste Française.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
3

La prod. est vraiment cool. Je ne suis par contre pas fan de la partie chant, qui fait un peu popette radio de matante.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

I appreciate having something outside of US/UK artists on the list, and didn't mind this. But didn't find it distinctive either

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

Michael Jackson is alive and well and secretly producing albums in France. Here is your proof.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

Some relatively inoffensive pop with an interesting twist of having it in the two languages.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

Like a lightly flavoured mineral water or some vanilla ice cream with a slight sprinkle of Milo, this had a slight promise of something satisfying but ended up being rather generic.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
3

Very much enjoyed the singer's voice. Was very easy to listen to.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

Nice easy listening pop.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

Dit was voor de verandering weer eens iets anders.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

Lange zit, maar ik vond het zeer de moeite waard. Toffe sfeer, ook met dat Franstalige

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Album grew a lot on me while listening. It's pretty damn good, the French versions of the songs are better imho, pretty cool sound!

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

This album is decent contemporary electro-pop. I personally don't think it is important enough or good enough to be on the list, but it's fine. Best Songs: Girlfriend, Goya Soda Worst Songs: The stranger

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

I think maybe I set my expectations a little high after reading the description of this album. Overall this kind of sounded like the bland 80s/90s French pop I used to listen to on the radio in France back in the day and I got kind of bored (if not a little nostalgic). I am certainly open to the possibility that I could spend a little more time with it to appreciate it more, especially the lyrics. (What I noticed most was the frequent use of the subjunctive.) The French language versions of the songs sounded much more natural, and I preferred that half quite a bit. I didn’t love this but I’m open to try again.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

Good pop album. Enjoyed the listen, not sure it drew me in enough to listen again.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

I have to admit I was kind of dreading this when I saw the album and read the Wikipedia overview. Just not my thing. But Christine kind of won me over after a bit. Still not something I'm likely to listen to, but he's got a great voice and the songs are pretty decent. Still hate the inorganic electronic sounds, but overall much better than expected. Listen with an open mind. 3 stars.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Meh

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

Some great bops on here, first few tracks are fun. Almost a 4, but the second half is a bit forgettable

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Sun Nov 06 2022
3

Teilweise sehr catch. Allerdings gefallen mir die älteren Sachen mehr.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Quite good actually.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

I read an interesting article a few days ago on Tedium.com (butchered by The Times a few days later – I imagine they came to it through the same source as I did, Popbitch. Make of that what you will of the "paper of record") about chord changes and pop music. Essentially, the author claims (on the basis of a geek level analysis) that the chord change is a dying art in pop music. Interestingly, he isn't necessarily a fan of this compositional 'trick' (he repeatedly cites Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror' as an exemplar of emotional manipulation. Rather, he is interested in the changes to the act of composition – specifically the increasing use of DAWs like Logic Pro, and the ever-suffocating and acontextual embrace of hip hip tropes. The article is really worth reading. Anyway, this is a roundabout way of saying that Chris is a good album. It is passionate, and it seeks to communicate this emotion unambiguously with its listener. Think about it as torch music for the 21st century. Perhaps I'm being calculating, or even cynical, but I do get the sense that a few switches from minor to major keys would have turned a good album into a great one. I think.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

Good synths, good vocals. Prefer the French version.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
2

Voreingenommen rangegangen: mir ist die ganze queere Kunst- und Diskursszenerie ja gern mal zu anstrengend. Dann aber positiv überrascht von den Sounds: Super gefälliger, wirklich satt produzierter 80er-Pop zum Einstieg (Frankreich, ey! Überrascht immer wieder ...), klare Referenzen an Janet und Paula und Scritti Politti und The Human League. Ich mag sowas ja wirklich ganz gern. Irgendwo bei ca. Goya Soda setzt erstmals freundliche Langeweile ein, ab What's-her-face dann leichter Wechsel der Soundscapes, aber weiterhin in gefälligen 80ern, no Diggity. So richtig meine Erwartung/Vorurteil trifft das Ding dann erst mit dem letzten Song auf CD1. Angestrengt anstrengend. Und dann geht die zweite auch schon wieder so weiter wie die erste angefangen hat. Deshalb auch der nächste, zur Abwertung führender Kritikpunkt: Warum more of the same? Warum diese Hybris? Wer braucht das? Niemand? Niemand. Als auf der zweiten Seite nochmal Goya Soda lief, nur diesmal mit Ausrufezeichen bin ich kurz erschrocken und dachte: oh nee, aus Versehen einfach nochmal die erste gehört. Aber ah, ok. Das sind dann Varianten der ersten Seite, English/Francais und so. Aber ist das notwendig? Really? Not really, pardonnez-moi. Bei mehr Kompaktheit wäre ne 3 durchaus drin gewesen, aber so ...

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Thu Nov 18 2021
2

It’s an ok pop album. Kinda cool how she did the songs in both French and English. It’s well produced and some of the songs are catchy. Nothing too exciting though. I can’t see myself listening to it much more. 3.6/10

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Sat Dec 04 2021
2

It's not as bad as you think - there are some interesting sounds layered in there. Need headphones to appreciate this one! Also, Let's hear it for the keytar!

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Fri Dec 24 2021
2

Niet mijn jam, beetje slap en saai

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Wed Dec 29 2021
2

Production is excellent - songs are not so special.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
2

Middling.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
2

Started well but kind of fell off

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Sat Jan 29 2022
2

That's weird. 2 days in a row of 2018 albums. Again, a weird choice for the list? French pop a la Tegan and Sara. It was fine.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
2

Bit of a meh for me on this one. Nothing really grabbed in a general way on this. Most songs inoffensive a couple rise above that descriptor. 2.5 🌟

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Thu Mar 10 2022
2

3/9/22 This album was fine. Nice enough for background, but only the French. The English version bothered me, probably because lyrics are such a big deal for me. Wouldn’t listen to again. Favorite song: Come Si (French version)

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Fri Apr 01 2022
2

Pop genérico la verdad, no veo la novedad.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

Ei uponnu ja ihan liian pitkä

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

Ei kyllä uponnut edes vähää alusta. Tusinakamaa

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Thu Apr 21 2022
2

Not a huge pop fan. Thought this had potential but felt it didn't build on it and fell a bit flat. Oddly, the French versions that followed the English were much more enjoyable so my star rating is for the French version. Don't bother with the English.

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Tue Apr 26 2022
2

cvwec

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

I respect but not for me

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Sun May 01 2022
2

ok but not for me and too long

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Mon May 02 2022
2

Bit of a meh for me on this one. Nothing really grabbed in a general way on this. Most songs inoffensive a couple rise above that descriptor. 2.5 🌟

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Thu Jul 21 2022
2

Not the most boring thing I've ever heard, but it's up there.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
2

Bad 1980s pop stylings refreshed in French for the 21st century! 💩

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

yea... no....

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

boring! 2/5

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Fri Oct 07 2022
2

Pretty good weird album. But too long for my liking

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Fri Oct 07 2022
2

2.4ish, had some meta

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Thu Oct 13 2022
2

So sad to hear the first French album being this shit. So anyay here is a list of great french albums I recommend : Mika : Life in cartoon motion (in english but he's french) Stromae : Racine carré (he's Belgian but you get it) Orelsan : Civilisation I don't know which album you should hear from them, but give these artists a try : George Brassens Edith Piaf Alain Souchon

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Sun Oct 16 2022
2

👎french

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Thu Oct 20 2022
2

Superficially, this has many features I often love - European bubblegum pop/electronic with LGBTQ leanings. But I found it so boring and unmemorable. I liked the French part of the album better in large part bc the lyrics in English are terrible. Sadly, this was a "MEH" for me.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
2

I'm a sucker for well made pop music so I had high hopes for this but it's bland, very bland.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
2

Looks like Johnny Depp on the cover photo. No further notes.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
2

Interesting.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
1

Eine Platte für indentitätspolitische Auseinandersetzung unserer Zeit. Kommt immer wieder mal vor. Planningtorock hat den Gender Bender früher schon krasser betrieben. Dies ist trotz satter Beats zu Beginn aber mehr so French Pop à la Vanessa Paradis mit einer Prise Phoenix. Im Kultur Radio ahne ich schon die Anmoderation. 1.4

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Tue Dec 07 2021
1

Not a fan

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Sat Feb 05 2022
1

grating voices

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Thu Jun 23 2022
1

Nem consegui terminar, muito chato.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
1

Really not a fan

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Thu Jul 07 2022
1

Not bussin

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Thu Jul 07 2022
1

Bad

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Fri Jul 15 2022
1

This album is deeply boring. Bland vocals. Uninspired arrangements. Flat, tinny beats. Respect to Letissier/Chris for living her truth, but this album is like a clone of the most boring, formulaic aspects of pop music in the 80s. Fave Songs: Don't have one. Doesn't Matter and Girlfriend are probably the least annoying to me.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
1

i'm not listening to this

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Thu Sep 08 2022
1

Do you hate pop music? Do you hate french pop music? Do you hate french pop music that contains features ok k-pop, such as singing chorus in a foreign language? Then this is the perfect album to hate!

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Fri Sep 30 2022
1

Boooooo

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Wed Oct 05 2022
1

Good sound just don’t really see myself in the music

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Fri Oct 14 2022
1

I shall be so pathetically happy when contemporary music moves away from being inspired by the 80s. I hate, hate, hate the sound of soft synths and crappy 80s beats. I know the day will come, but it just can’t come soon enough.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
1

Ugh, generic pop music from the start. I'm ok with pop music when it's unique but this does nothing for me and I can't fathom why it was included on this list. Lame, hacky synth work as well.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
1

What's new pussycat? Whoaooooaaoaoaooooaaoo. Hit me with another one, Christine, my bladder is about to burst.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
1

pretentious pop music sung by a French Dean Holdsworth. i've seen her on the telly and its just as much about the arty farty dancing as it is the music. like a modern kate bush who thanks to being french probably has a fucking massive bush.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
1

Taking a swing at the 80s sound. Derivative in many ways

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Sun Nov 06 2022
1

Just one look at the album cover and the band name makes me cringe and not want to listen. Wow that band name is cringe. I can’t even tell if she is speaking English in a lot of the songs. Awful.

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