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Rêver mieux

Daniel Bélanger

2001

Rêver mieux
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Rêver mieux is the third studio album by Québécois singer and musician Daniel Bélanger. It was his first album to incorporate electronic music elements into his sound, which Bélanger attributed to the influence of recent music by Beth Orton, DJ Shadow and Depeche Mode. It was certified platinum in January 2002 for selling more than 100,000 copies. The album's supporting tour was noted for the participation of the then-unknown Ariane Moffatt as a keyboardist and backing vocalist. The album was nominated for several Prix Félix in 2002, winning for Best Album and Best Pop Rock Album. Bélanger also won the award for Best Concert, and was cowinner with Garou of the award for Best Male Artist. The album won the Juno Award for Francophone Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2003, and was shortlisted for Album of the Year.

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Rating

2.89

Votes

66

Genres

  • Pop

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Wed Feb 28 2024
4

8/10. hon hon hon, c'est francais. Didn't make that big of an impression on me for my first listen, but it was very pleasant, and it looks like it was submitted by the French (Quebecois, perhaps?) user whose reviews I always see and who seems to like a lot of the same music I do, so I should probably give it another listen, perhaps on a walk on a rainy day?

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Wed Jan 24 2024
3

I wanted to be upset because France but I didn’t mind having this on

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Sun Jan 28 2024
2

This album will be good for a dinner party where you want something in the background with not much happening. Unfortunately, it’s a little bit to poppy and bland for me.

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Fri Feb 16 2024
5

Mon Album, donc c'est un 5 c'est certain.

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Fri Feb 02 2024
4

Maybe not the best singer, but the songs are nice and there are some beautiful arangements

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Tue Apr 02 2024
4

I can't understand a word of what this guy is saying! Seriously though, this is really nice. Mellow but intricate and interesting. 4 stars.

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Wed Jan 24 2024
3

What if French music was gentle?

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Thu Feb 01 2024
3

The impression of end-of-century electronic music is reasonably broad; The pop connective tissue blunts any edge. Contrary to much deep production, the music puts you in a tape or film space, not any kind of sphere.

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Fri Feb 02 2024
3

Was this added by a French user? If so, probably more understandable, if not, why is this being added?

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Sat Feb 10 2024
3

This was surprisingly fresh and melodic. Something I'd never heard before and an artist I'm not familiar with at all. Will listen to this more often - thanks for the suggestion!

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Sat Feb 10 2024
3

Dit klonk wel prettig en interessant. En met vlagen best goed.

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Fri Mar 01 2024
3

Nice sound. Could have been on the list easily

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Fri Mar 08 2024
3

The hitherto unknown world of platinum selling Canadian francophone pop? A little on the easy listening side though maybe if I could understand the lyrics I'd find out it's hard AF. I liked it pretty well overall.

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Wed Mar 13 2024
3

Vous savez, il devrait vraiment y avoir plus d’artistes francophones représentés sur la liste.

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Sat Mar 23 2024
3

Cruisy, inoffensive, backpacker hostel lobby muzak. 3/5.

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Fri Feb 02 2024
2

In one ear and out the other. I nearly forgot to even rate it. But I didn't HATE it, it was just a lot of nothing to me.

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Fri Feb 23 2024
2

It didn't really catch my attention. Nice arrangements and voice, but the result seemed a bit bland to me

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Sun Apr 14 2024
1

This LP commits the cardinal sin of media in that it's boring, through and through. I don't care if the gentle, lulling guitar is well done, or that the touch of synths adds a dimension to the instrumentation – this is a flat, one-dimensional hour of a French man gently talking over what amounts to default iMovie backing tracks. I can understand why someone would enjoy this, but I can't do so myself.

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