Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Jacques Brel - Brel (Les Marquises)
Jacques Brel's 1977 comeback and final album is an amazing one. His compositions are more varied here than any prior release, ranging from somber ballads to sarcastic psychedelic pop. His vocals are as incredible as ever, which is shocking considering he recorded this album with only one lung. His prose is still top notch, I just wish I knew the French language myself so I wouldn't have to rely on shaky English translations which probably are missing a lot lost in translation.