Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top

Jarvis Cocker

Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top

Third solo offering from the former Pulp leader is an album of cover versions of French pop songs and a companion to the soundtrack for Wes Anderson's 2021 film The French Dispatch

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  1. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Given that Jarvis could sing a shopping list and make it sound filthy, he is perfectly equipped to smoulder on tracks like Requiem Pour Un Con
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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    With twelve covers of French pop classics, it’s an album that sits perfectly with the pantheon of Andersonian needle drops – those tunes (nearly always from the ’60s) that bring an air of nostalgia and melancholy
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Intriguing from beginning to end, Cocker's lush, emphatic takes should delight fans of vintage French and Baroque pop
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  4. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    The whole album is a treat, and a fun way to pass a half hour or so. Hopefully the movie it’s attached to is just as fun, just as playful, and just as silly. Wonderful stuff – purchase with confidence
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    This is an album made with love. Love for the culture of his adopted home, but mostly a love of music in all its forms and styles
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  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The faithful arrangements deprive the collection of any real edge – "Elle Et Moi" should be sexier – but this is not the place for surprises. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   NME

    The long-overdue collaboration between two idiosyncratic auteurs is a much welcome one
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