French new wave act Sebastien Tellier brings his lounge sound to his latest album, My God is Blue.
I’m not sure what exactly to say about My God is Blue. Tellier’s previous album, Sexuality, was produced by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and it sounded that way. Sexuality had more synthesizers, a poppy sound, and some really catch songs that I still listen to.
The lack of a Daft Punk influence on My God is Blue is apparent. The songs tend to sound like mix of bad disco ballads, with acoustical solos, chimes, a voice choir, wind instruments, wailing guitars, and other cringe-worthy cliches from the 70s and 80s.
I struggled to get through the entirety of My God is Blue several times. It is bad lounge electronica at its worst. This may be Tellier’s attempt to be kitschy, but I found it rather dull. I prefer to spend my time enjoying the music I listen to, not being “ironic.”
Tellier’s work is often hyper-sexualized to the point of amusement. I kind of love him for it. Imagine the least sexy guy you can think of in leather pants who thinks he’s the hottest thing any woman has ever seen, rolling around orgies filled with hot chicks. Check out the videos below to get an idea of what I’m talking about. Be warned, “Coconh Ville” is not safe for work.
Verdict: Find something else to listen to! The album, as a whole, is kind of boring. If you’re interested in Sebastien Tellier’s work (which is usually pretty enjoyable), I recommend checking out the album Sexuality. That album is actually quite enjoyable.
Stand out track: “Cochon Ville”
Videos from My God is Blue
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