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Chaleur Humaine

Christine and the Queens

Chaleur Humaine

Debut album of electropop from Nantes-born artist Héloïse Letissier, originally released in France back in 2014

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  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    You never find yourself in the presence of music that sounds self-consciously clever. Everything flows easily, nothing jars
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A truly enjoyable record, a durable collection of interesting and exciting pop music that is hopefully only the first of many to come from Christine and the Queens
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  3. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Chaleur Humaine is as sharp and classy as the suits Letissier dons, and is full to the brim with feeling
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  4. 8.2 |   AU Review

    It’s spacey, atmospheric, a little weird, with an almost menacing edge, especially in the creeping reverb of album closer ‘Here’
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There's no manifesto here, only an exploration of identity, just as Letissier searches for her place in this decade's pantheon of fabulous poly-musical femmes. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Shimmering synth-pop meets sexual politics. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Live, Letissier can use her theatrical poise to embellish these songs, but they’re wonderfully bright and infectious in the studio setting too
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    A bright, well constructed and boldly vivid first outing
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  9. 8.0 |   A.V. Club

    A shimmering collection of great pop songs from a magnetic performer who nonetheless seems unconcerned with being the center of attention
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  10. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Her music is bold and fully formed, but Letissier unpeels the façade of outer confidence to shine a light on the way that queer identity requires constant negotiation
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  11. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Coupled with some remarkable videos, Letissier gives every impression of being a real artist who’s thankfully chosen pop
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Stylish, empathetic songs
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  13. 8.0 |   The FT

    Songs benefit from restrained electronic production, at once moody and catchy
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  14. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    What’s so striking about this album is its restraint. Letissier holds back enough to make you crawl deeper into her world
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