The Bottom Line
- Warm and sexy songs take you straight to the Paris Cafe of your dreams.
- Just over 42 minutes of music leaves me wanting more.
- Chanson, the music of 1960s Paris, is making a major comeback - and this is the proof!
- Despite an obvious nod to the previous generation, these artists are fresh and exciting.
- The perfect accompaniment to a cafe-croissant brunch.
Guide Review - Putumayo Presents Paris
Highlights on this album include supermodel Carla Bruni's breakthrough hit "Quelqu'un M'a Dit", a bittersweet love song penned by Bruni herself. Also notable is Coralie Clement's contribution, "Samba De Mon Coeur Qui Bat" and the sultry gypsy-esque "Lettre A P...", from Paris Combo, as well as the accordion-fueled "Ta P'tite Flamme", by Amelie-Les-Crayons.
If you need a CD to play during a brunch or dinner party, you can't go wrong with this one, most everyone can agree on this collection of provocative French ballads... and they really bring out the flavor in a steaming espresso drink and a nice pastry.
April 18, 2006