Underrated Classics: Jacques Dutronc
Heave Media - almost 5 years
To start this article off, I’m going to let everybody know: I do not speak French. Hell, I work at a “French” cafe/diner called La Madeleine, and even after working there, the only things I can say are: “Bonjour,” “Merci” and “Bon Appétit,” and I’m still not sure what the last one translates to in English. So when I tell people that I really like French pop music, at times I feel a bit disingenuous in saying so, because to be honest, I have no idea what these folks are actually saying.
“Wth Cory,” (which stands for “what the hell, Cory?” in internet-jerk jargon) “why would you listen to something in a different language if you don’t actually know what they’re saying?” Well, to answer your stupid, jerky question: French pop music (or “Chanson,” which translates to “song” but is more modernly affiliated with lyrically charged French pop music) seriously rules! And this isn’t just my opinion. Serge Gainsbourg, aside from being an international hero (and recent indie film subject) has be
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