Monday, February 1, 2010

Cherchez La Femme

Anglo-French chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg's latest album is the perfect kick off to your February list of must-have-indie-records. "IRM", produced by Beck, is an influential blend of french alt rock and euro hipster pop.

Beck's hand as a producer is quite visible here, as the ebb and flow of moody instrumentals, not to mention his own vocal contributions, remind you of why he has been such a pioneer in the independent music scene. Beck and Gainsbourg complement each other with tremendous ease. Their piano-tinged duet Heaven Can Wait and an Allison Mosshart sounding Trick Pony are only a taste of the musical highlights found on this well-crafted album.

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