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Carly Sings, Paris swoons

Dec 13

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Saturday, December 13, 2008  RssIcon

Like selling the proverbial sand to the proverbial Arabs, Carly Sings (below right) has released her album of Paris-flavoured pop in France. 'The Glove Thief' is available on import in FNAC, the country's biggest chain of record stores. (They also sell books, computers and other home entertainment stuff.)

Carly SingsThe first big review for 'The Glove Thief' came in this week's issue of top-selling music and culture magazine Les Inrockuptibles. Though their reviews don't carry ratings à la CLUAS, Les Inrocks are clearly intrigued by Carly and impressed by her album.

Intrigued, because the reviewer calls her "une fluette" (a slight, fragile person), a pretty Irishwoman with a sexy accent and a crystalline voice. (We won't dispute that.) Impressed, because the final verdict is that 'The Glove Thief' is "un écrin précieux propre à embaumer l'âme pour au moins quelques semaines" - "a precious jewellery box to soothe the soul for at least a few weeks" (our translation).

Why not read the review in French and correct us on our translations? Or, perhaps lessfun but more soothing to the soul, listen to some tunes from Carly Sings' MySpace page and watch the video for 'Apple Tree':

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