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Les Séquelles

"Et Tant Pis Si Cela Vous Deplait" CD

Grenadine Records

Genres: cocktail rock, indie pop, french pop

Grenadine Records
PO Box 42050
Montréal, QC, Canada
H2W 2T3

May 4 -11 2002

If 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.)

Matt Shimmer