Christine And The Queens – Chaleur Humaine (2014)

May 1, 2017
Christine And The Queens – Chaleur Humaine (2014)

Excellent, if not a bit too polished pop from France. Initially I suspected that this record suffered from “lead single syndrome”, and whilst to some degree that statement still stands, this is a subtly clever album that will grow on you over time. Well, unless you exclusively listen to shit like Hatebreed, then you’ll probably despise this, obviously.

This was subject to one of those weird comeback-outta-nowhere scenarios; having originally being released in France back in 2014, yet marketed as an entirely new release here in the UK in 2016. In 2017, most idiots have forgotten about it already, which isn’t surprising really; some of the songs drag, I’ll have to be honest, but it is clinically executed, and Christine’s (real name Héloïse Letissier) delivery is a an astute homage to figureheads of pop both past and present.

If you’ve got nothing else to do, click play. If you come here for the grindcore posts, I probably wouldn’t bother, though.

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