Best Albums of 2015
selected by Baptiste & Gé Petitjean

Aline <BR>“La vie électrique”

“La vie électrique”

Two years after their beautiful and remarkable first LP, “Regarde Le Ciel”, Aline comes back and confirms with their new one “La Vie Electrique”.

Indie pop influences that are the band’s DNA are still there. But the band, led by the legendary producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur), has succeeded in expanding their range of colours and sounds (punk, dub, new wave, Madchester).

♪♫ Listen: “Les angles morts

Aline on Facebook, Twitter, www.

Baden Baden <BR>“Mille éclairs”

Baden Baden
“Mille éclairs”

This Paris-based trio knows how to compose merry melodies, embellishing them with subtle and elegant orchestrations.

For a bright result: their new album, “Mille éclairs”, is filled with aerial, yet at the same time tight songs.

♪♫ Listen: “J’ai plongé dans le bruit

Baden Baden on Facebook, Twitter, www.

Coming Soon <BR>“Sun Gets In”

Coming Soon
“Sun Gets In”

A group founded over ten years ago, in their new EP Coming Soon have delivered six songs that are halfway between the colorful pop songs of their previous album “Tiger Meets Lion” and their antifolk young loves.

Start with the single “Waves”, and you’ll certainly want to hear more.

♪♫ Listen: “Waves

Coming Soon on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter.

H Burns <BR>“Night moves”

H Burns
“Night moves”

H Burns continue their pretty evolution publishing a beautiful atmospheric rock album with apparent American influences.

In “Night Moves”, an album Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen would be proud of, inspired ballads follow each other.

♪♫ Listen: “Night Moves

H Burns on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter.

Jo Wedin & Jean Felzine <BR>“EP”

Jo Wedin & Jean Felzine

Jo Wedin and Jean Felzine (singer and guitarist of the French band Mustang) have released one of the best EPs of 2015, where they easily juggle between vintage and modernité.

Indeed, their 50’s and 60’s influences might be obvious, but they do not prevent the duo from creating original melodies and contemporary musical arrangements.

♪♫ Listen: “Idiot

Jo Wedin & Jean Felzine on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter.

Luciole <BR>“Une”


One of the most beguiling female voices in the French scene, Luciole first appeared in 2009 with her impressive debut album, “Ombres”.

Six years later, she came back with a record full of delicate, sensitive, bright and poetic songs, just like in the unforgettable eponymous single, “Une”.

♪♫ Listen: “Une

Luciole on Facebook, Twitter, www.

Pascale Borel <BR>“Par ailleurs”

Pascale Borel
“Par ailleurs”

“Par ailleurs” is the third solo album by Pascale Borel, singer and author revealed to the public by the famous 80’s band Mikado.

She comes back with a synthetic, elegant and uncluttered pop, highlighting the ambiguity between surface and depth, freshness and melancholy, in a naive but sincere hide-and-seek game.

♪♫ Listen: “Promesses

Pascale Borel on Facebook, www.

Requin Chagrin <BR>“Requin chagrin”

Requin Chagrin
“Requin chagrin”

The first brilliant LP by Paris-based gruop Requin Chagrin is, without any doubt, the French revelation of 2015.

It is led by a wonderful pop song, “Adelaide”, that illustrates how their sound turns deep and rocky, dotted with pretty hopping guitars.

Requin Chagrin knows how to orchestrate and densify electrifying pop.

♪♫ Listen: “Adelaide

Requin Chagrin on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook.

The Pirouettes <BR>“Je nous vois”

The Pirouettes
“Je nous vois”

You can not stop The Pirouettes. This young and charming french duo/couple continue producing their refreshing French pop.

On their two-track EP “Je nous vois”, they revisit 80’s influences (Rita Mitsouko, Ellie & Jacno) by introducing electro pop, but also a bit of R’n’B, into their appealing sweet style.

♪♫ Listen: “Je nous vois

The Pirouettes on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter.

The Rodeo <BR>“La Musica Del Diavolo”

The Rodeo
“La Musica Del Diavolo”

Determined to continue her distinct mix of musical styles, last year Dorothée Hannequin released her new LP, “La Musica Del Diavolo”.

The album is at the crossroads of folk and soul, recalling Dorothée’s original American inspirations, but also modern pop and indie influences.

♪♫ Listen: “Frightening Symphony

The Rodeo on Facebook, Twitter.

Venera 4 <BR>“Eidôlon”

Venera 4

Venera 4 is a Paris-based four-piece formed by two female and two male members a few years ago, apparently to celebrate twilight sounds.

After a promising first EP, “Deaf Hearts”, released in 2013, Venera 4 continue to brilliantly revisit their shoegaze influences on their proper debut, “Eidôlon”.

♪♫ Listen: “Colored Fields

Venera 4 on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter.

Victorine <BR> “La rentrée” EP / “Désunis de l’Univers” EP

“La rentrée” EP / “Désunis de l’Univers” EP

At the end of the summer of 2015, in line with the start of school, Victorine took us by surprise with her new EP “La rentrée”. One title song and three remixes of a false light air embellished with just as disingenuous but also really tangy words.

Before this EP, Victorine had already made us dance with another EP, “Désunis de l’Univers”, which is a perfect mix of electropop and disco.

♪♫ Listen: “La rentrée

Victorine on Soundcloud, Facebook.