"Et Tant Pis Si Cela Vous Deplait" CD
Genres: cocktail rock, indie pop, french pop
PO Box 42050
Montréal, QC, Canada
May 4 -11 2002
there's one thing I like more than pop bands from France, it's pop
bands from Quebec. Being a Canadian, it is almost like a national duty
to learn French. However, this "duty" seems to be
dissipating as of lately, and fluent French is becoming more and more
uncommon in the country every day. So when Les Séquelles' new album
arrived in the mail, I was overjoyed.
The band creates pop music that's heavily influenced by the sixties
style, and, better yet, it's all in French! Magnifique! From the
catchy melodies of the title track to the irresistable attitude of
"L'amour A Cessé" (translated as "The Love Has
Stopped"), this album is a wonderful collection of French
cocktail pop music.
Everything is very well done, and there were few moments when I
wasn't entertained. In fact, even those who aren't already aversed in
French pop will like this, it's hard not to resist Les Séquelles'
wonderful songwriting and performance talents. C'est très chic.
In order to finish this review up, I think it would be best to say
a few words in Les Séquelles' native tongue, but please ignore any
errors, as I desperately need to brush up on the language:
Si tu aimes la musique francais, tu aimeras cette disque compacte,
sans doute. Si tu parles francais, anglais, ou un autre langue,
"Et Tant Pis Si Cela Vous Deplait" est un bon choix!
So French is becoming the "uncool" language in Canada
nowadays? I beg to differ...
(Note: In case you were wondering, "Les Sequelles" means
"the aftermath" or "the results" in English.)