Classic pop seems to be under something of a revival the moment. The victory of "talented one" Will Young in the still over-hyped 'Pop Idol', demonstrated a public ready to shun the safe banality of Gareth Gates and his ilk, and embrace a more timeless pop sound. Now this, one of the most original pop records in years, looks set to slay the British charts, and join the fun.
Alizee is a 17 year old French megastar. "Moi...Lolita" has sold 1.3 million copies in her homeland alone. It’s easy to see why. A model of perfect pop production, Alizee's sweet, innocent vocals patrol summery synths and delicate, shimmery acoustic guitars, Moi..Lolita sounds classic after the first listen. The fact that it's all in French adds a sense of mystery to the record, leaving you to ponder what every word means as it gently flows out of your speakers.
Trying to resist this record is futile. You'll be charmed into submission as soon as little Alizee's barely legal eyes look into yours. Pop records like this come along once a year. Don't miss out.
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