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Menagerie

2009-02-03

Don't let the French lyrics fool you; all but one of the members of this band is from the U.S. I rather enjoyed this, their second album of pop/rock/disco. There's a definite 60's and 70's influence here and there and when Celine Dijon sings, I'm reminded (just a little bit) of Bebel Gilberto (particularly on "Bollinger", with its cool flute accompaniment). The fifth track was inspired by a trip to Slovenia and the brass touches show it. They do a nice cover of The Unicorns' "Fantome Dur" (Tuff Ghost) and if Nick Guilder wrote for the Scissor Sisters, they might come up with something sounding like "French Teacher". This album is good kitschy fun. Reviewed by Rebecca Ruth.

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