Mademoiselle Caro & Franck Garcia - Left
The second album from Mademoiselle Caro & Franck Garcia is unlikely to disappoint fans of French pop. While the hooks aren't exactly in your face, the arrangements are stylish and the tone that perfect, wistful blend of romance and melancholy. Recent single 'Soldiers' is probably the best track here. Listen to its subtle electronics and warm vocal and it's hard not to imagine yourself smooching in a retro French discothèque. Thankfully, its strain of dreaminess runs through much of the album like veins through a stinky cheese and it's only on the rockier 'Drive' that the spell is broken. Left is at once sophisticated and admirably daffy, the sort of thing that only continentals singing in English can achieve.