Sunday, February 7, 2010

Special tops of French music

I dont like much doing top of Music. I'm bored too quickly. But what is to remember of this year in French music? I guess it would be Benjamin Biolay's Suberbe, Dominique A's Musique, Oxmo Puccino's L'arme de Paix and Brigitte Fontaine's Prohibition. Maybe also Phoenix, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Emilie Simon for some hype, but also JP Nataf and Miossec and many others.

Here some tops 2009 of French music I recommend (even they dont have much of rock and rap because they focus on Chanson).
-the top of Musique mag

And also three anthologies of old but great French speaking music released in 2009.
-Tumbélé: Biguine, Afro and Latin Sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-1974 (Soundway)
- Buigine à la Canne à Sucre (Fremaux)

I would recommend also The 100 best French rap songs, according to ABCDR du son. A really nice list with all the classics from NTM, IAM, Booba and Oxmo Puccino.

But this year is also the one of the death of three important French singing artists: Mano Solo, Alain Bashung and Lhasa de Sela.