Yelle, 'Safari Disco Club' (Cooperative USA/Downtown)

7
Safari Disco Club
Critical Mass
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Label: Cooperative USA/Downtown

by Barry Walters

When Yelle released their 2007 debut, Pop-Up, the French trio was beloved for their outré update of vin-tage synth pop. In the Gaga present, though, the same sounds come across as utterly mainstream. Julie Budet chirps exclusively in French, which helps her Auto-Tuned singsong remain vaguely mysterious, even if her childlike melodies are far simpler than the subtly finessed synths. That pairing of girlie vocals with grown-up instrumentation situates Yelle firmly in the gallic yé-yé tradition of France Gall and Serge Gainsbourg, particularly on "La Musique," where she existentially meditates about music and masturbation.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Melted Toys — Blush " 03:18
  • 2 Torres — New Skin " 05:26
  • 3 Lorde — Tennis Court (Flume Remix) " 06:04
  • 4 Perc — Dumpster (Clouds Remix) " 05:38
  • 5 Big Freedia — Explode " 02:48
  • 6 Gabriel Kahane — Bradbury " 03:39

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA