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Best of Etienne
Etienne Daho
Best of Etienne
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1

Greatest Hits from Pop Singer, E. daho. Althought He's Been Very Popular Since the 80's, Daho Never Became a 'Commercial' Singer and Kept his Melodic, Catchy and Mellow Songwritting Style.

      

CD Details

All Artists: Etienne Daho
Title: Best of Etienne
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI France
Original Release Date: 1/26/1999
Release Date: 1/26/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Rock, Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 789428564324

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Album Details
Greatest Hits from Pop Singer, E. daho. Althought He's Been Very Popular Since the 80's, Daho Never Became a 'Commercial' Singer and Kept his Melodic, Catchy and Mellow Songwritting Style.
 

CD Reviews

He's a big old cheeseball, but i can't get enough of him
William E. May | New York, NY United States | 11/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Really great pop music. This is a well-chosen selection of tracks from quite a varied career. He's gone from technopop to poppy rock to jazzy pop, and has done all exceedingly well. The only track I ever skip is the kind of silly St. Etienne collaboration. Avoid like the plague if you are averse to POP music, because he's about as pop as they come, as you can probably tell by the number of times the word "pop" has appeared in this review (6). There's a sprawling 3 cd package coming out someday soon that will surely better this, but this is a great single disc comp."
Interesting
D. Pan | 12/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was initially only familiar with Daho's more recent work - specifically, his wonderful album "Eden" - so it's interesting to get the opportunity to hear his music spanning two decades. As you'd expect, his 80s work sounds a little dated, so the compilation as a whole is not compulsive listening. If you enjoy Etienne's music, though, there's plenty here to delight."
Most-played French CD in my collection
A. J. Sutter | Tokyo, Japan | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although I've had this album for five or six years, today I was finally inspired to play it in reverse order, oldest songs to newest. That in turn inspired me to post a review.

Etienne Daho is a welcome exception to usual trends of French pop music. French pop songs too often have utterly fractured melodic lines. The phrases start, halt on an upturn, move a bit more, halt again -- like a feather falling through the air. Combine with a predilection for noir-y moods and what I suppose is a French taste for tiny, breathless voices, and the results are often not very singable, even by pros. Most French pop seems to be the opposite of Italian pop, which favors broad, arching Verdi-esque melodic lines -- and more singers with better voices. (Indeed, many of the Francophone singers with stronger voices also seem to be of Italian origin, like Helene Segara, Elsa Lunghini a/k/a Elsa, and even Yves Montand.)

Daho's melodies may not be operatic, nor his voice like Andrea Bocelli's, but all these songs are very cheerfully "Euro". It's not easy to write such ultra-pop. For example, the opening song, "Idéal", manages to sound like an ultra-chic anthem -- no mean feat. As other reviewers have mentioned, this album is catchy, melodic, and singable-with (though you'll have to scrounge lyrics from other albums or the Internet). It's also sunny and fun -- and great in any direction."