Stage Whisper (2011) If you know her only as the very intense Parisian lady from Lars von Trier movies, this double album should serve as a good introduction… 2011-12-13 Charlotte Gainsbourg Indie Rock Elektra
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Stage Whisper (2011)

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stage Whisper | TRES COOL The impossibly French actress and Lars von Trier muse turns out unreleased studio tracks and skinny jean-friendly electropop
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TRES COOL The impossibly French actress and Lars von Trier muse turns out unreleased studio tracks and skinny jean-friendly electropop
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 13, 2011; Lead Performance: Charlotte Gainsbourg; Genre: Indie Rock; Production: Elektra

If you know her only as the very intense Parisian lady from Lars von Trier movies, this double album should serve as a good introduction to Gainsbourg and her ultracool brand of electro-pop. Featuring unreleased studio tracks as well as live performances of songs from her 2009 breakout IRM, Stage Whisper is all slow-grinding skinny-jeans disco and breathy emotional detachment. In other words: impossibly chic, and impossibly French. B+

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Originally posted Dec 07, 2011 Published in issue #1185 Dec 16, 2011 Order article reprints