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Sun, 29 Jan 2006


Indochine, Alice and June
two CDs, Sony BMG

Nicely produced heavy pop that rocks along in pace if not in the spirit of the thing. Those wondering why the French have historically not done this need look no further than the comfy and pleasant society within the banlieus (of recent bus burning fame and where the music of choice is often Gangsta). So, the voices of dispossession are more likely to come from the USA or the UK, and are also likely not to use rock as their genre. Another factor is that this band have apparently been going for quite some time. It certainly shows in the smoothness of the thing.

Anyway, this is musical stuff although, given that it comes from one of the larger corporate villains right now, you'd better really like it to buy it. (Dr Boots)

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