Autour De Lucie Autour
One of the
cool things about reviewing music is that every once in a while, out of nowhere,
comes a band that just blows you away.
I had never
heard of this Parisian band before their debut album showed up in my mail, now I
can't believe I'd missed them.
Don't be intimidated by the mostly French lyrics (only two
songs are in English), this has to be one of the best albums I've heard in quite a while.
Lead singer Valerie Leulliot has the voice of an angel and the fact you often don't know
what she's saying only adds to her mystery. The band straddles the line between the Byrds
and the Jefferson Airplane with aplomb.
You might have to hunt to find this album, but
it's worth it. (1/97)