wOw sHe Is sO inTernAtiOnal!!
Carla Bruni should stop to sing in french as her face lately is getting the shape of a dry pinenut
as her mouth is restricted by the unnatural movement forced by the language
to her foreign, I would see her much better with a Mandolin and a plate full of spaghetti with tomato sauce.
First lady of chanson
Sorry for the corny title. Ms Bruni's third album is her most musically confident and self-assured. She mixes styles elegantly and has extended her sense of rhythm and tune. Critics who describe her voice as weak and flat are missing the point. It's easy to get distracted by her life and dismiss her as a musical seductress. She is, but that belies a genuine musical talent.
By Not your typical review writer
Thought it would be not as good as Carla Bruni's first album. Then thought I should only buy a couple of songs or so. Then took a plunge, bought the complete album and never regretted it for a moment. Absolutely brilliant, a pleasure to listen to, palpable joie de vivre.
It is key to ignore what you've read about Carla Bruni and appreciate the music for what it is. Both she and the music more than deserve it.
Carla Bruni will...
...never cease to amaze me. I was hesitant about this album but on first hearing my ears were filled with her pure, soultry voice. Love it.
The main trouble for Carla Bruni is that there is simply nothing original in her songs or vocal style. This album is clearly written in a certain tradition of French song, but emerges as a weak simulation. The real superficiality of her singing appears very clearly to the English ear, in the paper thin 'You Belong to me'. And all this is before considering the lack of taste in releasing this so soon after she marries the French president. Save your money, and buy some Serge Gainsborough or Jane Birkin instead.
Classy and singing in French again. Thank God. Ma Jeunesse, Tu es ma came, Je suis une enfant possess a brightness and native charm a la Juliet Greco. This is quite a cool outing, the arrangements are more polished than the previous album (a ghastly experiment with English speaking poems). This may not have the naivete of her debut, but her writing has developed and is less cliché. She's found her voice with elegance and where the hardest thing for a writer is to be timless, she succeeds. Perhaps she really can give up the day job !!
Surely this can be appreciated on a positive level?? However I think Carla should stick to her role as first lady :p Or at least try not to make money from this?
C'est Magnifique! Et tres sentimental
Carla's voice is magic. I didn't want to like this album, and I had this misguided idea that it was going to come in just across the border of tacky as much French pop does this days. That she can be so simultaneously evocative and provocative singing in English, French and Italian speaks to a gift that lies far deeper than her good looks. Sarkozy is one lucky man!
One more time Brilliant album from now Mrs.Sarkozy-Bruni! I love this album more and more.