Sunday, December 20

Nouvelle Vague - Nouvelle Vague (2004)


"The impetus behind Nouvelle Vague was two French musician/producers, Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, bringing in various female vocalists who had no knowledge of the songs they'd be covering. Then, hoping to 'forget the initial punk or new wave background of each song,' they tackled 1980s faves from the likes of the Cure, the Clash, and Joy Division. The supposed ignorance of the singers plays well for this record's lack of irony, a big part of what makes it succeed as a well-meaning, well-executed novelty. Nouvelle Vague put their most sacrilegious foot forward, opening the album with a cover of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. ..."
Pitchfork
W - Nouvelle Vague
Spotify
YouTube: Dance With Me, Love will tear us apart (LIVE), In A Manner Of Speaking (Live in Lisbon, Portugal), Ever Fallen In Love, Dancing with Myself
YouTube: Nouvelle Vague 51:13

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