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As I promised in this post, here’s a list of best French songs of 2010. I know it’s really late for that but, since this is a new blog, I guess that could be used as a good excuse. 2010 was incredibly good for French music, we’ve had Zaz and Ben l’Oncle Soul, and in my opinion, the two of them are all a year needs to be considered good. So, with no further delay, here it is: 1. Soulman – Ben l’Oncle Soul (Ben l’Oncle Soul) – I’m not even commenting on this choice. I love him. I know it’s pop…

On the original version of Under Paris Skies, I published, in the end of 2009, a list I made with the top 10 records of the decade. Since I didn’t manage to put it in order, I decided that the list would follow chronological order, since all the records bellow are so amazing.As you are going to notice, the list features mostly the artists from the nouvelle scène française, since I think they were the real stars of the decade when it comes to French music.Henri Salvador :: Chambre avec Vue (2000)The decade started great with this gorgeous record by…

It was announced, during the end of the last week, the nominees for this year’s edition of the award Les Victoires de la Musique. Since in 2010 and 2011, I’ve been doing some predictions in my Portuguese blog, I guess this became some sort of tradition (which I’m now doing in English). I only listed below the categories I’m interested in. In case you want to see the whole list, just click here. So here’s my predictions for this year’s big winners. My predictions are the ones in bold. The award ceremony will be held March, 3. Let’s wait and see! Best Male Artist Benjamin…

Yesterday I decided to listen again to the great record Salle de pas perdus, by Benjamin Biolay’s younger sister Coralie Clément. Then I remembered that once a friend explained to me the meaning of this beautiful expression. Aside from its literal translation (“the room of lost steps”), salle de pas perdus is also the name French people give to waiting rooms in public places, like train stations and court rooms. The reason for that is because the people waiting are always anxiously walking back and forth with impatience either for someone or for some important decision to be made (in…

Benjamin Biolay announced his first Best of, to be released on November 27.  The record marks the ten years of his career and I personally think it’s too early for a Best of (because, after all, they all sound a bit desperate, specially when released in Christmas time). The record has songs from Rose Kennedy to La Superbe and it even has an unreleased song, called L’eau claire des fontaines. Below, there’s the track list indicating from which CD the song comes from. Without any surprise, I noticed that the phase with Clara Mastroianni represents only 15% of the Best…

Benjamin Biolay released last Monday his first Best of and, because of that he was invited to a talk at the Fnac Ternes, in Paris. During the last summer, I was lucky enough to see John Lasseter in one of this events promoted by Fnac and because of that experience I knew that I should arrive really early to guarantee my seat in the front roll. So I left home 3 hours before the begining of the event and I arrived at Fnac aroud 4p.m. By the time I arrived, there was only one woman seating on the front roll…