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Various Artists / French Singles: February 2006
Album:French Singles: February 2006 Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Mar 2006
Label:Francophonie Diffusion 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-03-19 Pull Date:2006-05-21 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 14Apr 30Apr 16Apr 9Apr 2Mar 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 13, 2014:Music Casserole
Gitane De Paname
4.Apr 11, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.May 11, 2006:One World's Moon in Pisces
Gitane De Paname
5.Apr 10, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Apr 26, 2006:The Evil Twins
Don't Disturb The Dragon
6.Apr 04, 2006:Blues at the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-03-13 

Here’s another batch of new French songs we received as CD-singles from the Francophonie Diffusion network, ranging from folk-pop to hip-hop. Original album titles listed below. There’s a special “treat” at the end (heh heh heh)!

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9

1. Anis – “Cergy” from La Chance… (4:16)
Squirrel Nut Zippers-ish good-time rag: nice vox, tinkly piano, clarinet, tuba.

2. Balbino Medellin – “Gitan de Paname” from Gitan de Paname (4:01)
Flamenco-billy! Gypsy intro, then uptempo w/sneering vox, Morricone guitar

3. Balbino Medellin – “Les Reines” from Gitan de Paname (3:51)
midtempo, Spanish guitars with accordion & raw vocals, a real nice sound

4. Marc Lavoine – “Toi mon amour” from L’heure d’été (3:34)
pop ballad with marching beat, pretty chorus adds strings; dull, but nice

5. Raphael – “Et dans 150 ans” from Caravane (2:34)
sweet lullabye-ballad, relaxed and swaying w/acoustic guitar, accordion

6. Rohff – “La puissance” from Au-delà de mes limites (4:12)
hard-edged hip-hop: dull intro, plodding beat, but I like his delivery

7. Rohff – “Seul contre tous” from Au-delà de mes limites (5:15)
funkier and more energetic than #6, MCs trade off, sound really pissed

8. Kaly Live Dub – “Don’t Disturb the Dragon” from Repercussions (5:29)
creepy-ass dubtronica: horror-film creaks, asian moans, reggae beats

9. Kaly Live Dub – “Dirha” from Repercussions (5:07)
not quite as creepy, but still out there, with Arabic samples this time

10. Rinôçérôse – “Bitch” from Schizophonic (3:59)
rock-star posing, so bad it’s… well, bad. But it made me laugh, repeatedly.

[Fo] 3/13/06

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
2.Medellin, BalbinoGitane De Paname
3.Medellin, BalbinoLes Reines
4.Lavoine, MarcToi Mon Amour
5.RaphaelEt Dans 150 Ans
6.RohffLa Puissance
7.RohffSeul Contre Tous
8.Kaly Live DubDon't Disturb The Dragon
9.Kaly Live DubDirha