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Ainsi Soit Je
Mylene Farmer
Ainsi Soit Je
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Mylene Farmer
Title: Ainsi Soit Je
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polydor Import
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 11/1/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Dance Pop, Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602498282625

CD Reviews

The most influential CD of its time
James M. Freedberg | Salem, MA United States | 04/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes that's exactly what AINSI SOIT-JE was, when it first appeared, in 1988, though no one knew at the time. Farmer's second CD seemed then so dark, so universally sad, so frightening even at its most peaceful ("Jardin de Vienne") and so alienated from the present : I mean, who in 1988 was reciting Baudelaire ("L'horloge," whose music became the source of Enigma's works), or doing a female transvestist version of Peter Pan ("Sans contrefacon," which translates as "No counterfeit")? And who, 10 years before Alanis Morrisette, turned such a dark eye to love-making ("Pourvu qu'elles soient douces") as Mylene, with her female rebellion? The oddly disco-fied blues ("Allan," "Sans logique") and the ballads, too, made no sense, 4 - 6 years before "Goth" became a recognized idiom (largely because this CD helped spawn it). Today, when Farmer has become the world's most influential female pop star (sorry, Mr. Proud of America -- I'm not proud of you, by the way -- but it's true), this early CD sounds incomplete, a first step on a very profound road : yet even in its searching but not yet finding way, it offers plenty of flashes of the quizzical, darkish, sexually heated, pensive intelligence that singles Farmer out from the teen-mainstream, cliche pop that befuddles FM radio in the US. I still play this CD from time to time and still discover new insights in it, though most of my Farmer time is devoted to her newer works."
Superb, unless you only listen to mainstream hits - top 20..
Ma WenRui | Minneapolis, MN USA | 08/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of Mylene's best CDs, along with L'Autre and Anamorphosee. Mylene Farmer's music is a unique combination of space new age (Vangelis, Mike Oldfield) with a twist of Euro dance and very interesting and original other arrangements. The lyrics are critical to enjoying the songs. She also, on occasion mixes French with English to great effect. Mylene Farmer creates a musical poetry of her own and, for those who acquire the taste, she is a universe of fun and wonder. Her videos are even better. Not for everyone, but you'll know whether she is your type as soon as you are acquainted."
100% mylene
Tachi | Bay Area, CA | 10/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is another great album of mylene's. what i love about her is how she has so many different styles in all her albums so you are sure to see something different each time. although she does always mainatain that girly voice of hers, i think that is what makes her stand out. that she can sing about such things and still look all "innocent" with her little angel voice and face... i first heard "sans contrefacon" when i was very young, about 4 or 5 years old, and i immediately loved the song. as she sings about being somewhat of a tomboy, i immediately identified w/the song, i even felt it was written for me... anyways, no doubt "sans contrefacon" and "sans logique" are my favs on this album. another standout track is "jardin de vienne"... it's a really sad song, but it has this typical medieval french feel to it and is a different kind of song...
this is a great album and a must for true fans :)"