E Volo Love - François & the Atlas Mountains
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Bristol, England-based indie pop band led by Frenchman Francois Marry is its first on the Domino label.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. Feb 13, 2012
    80
    With elements of Afrobeat, house and indie rock, E Volo Love is an assured affair, [Feb 2012, p.107]
  2. Feb 2, 2012
    80
    E Volo Love has a strong onomatopoeic power, suggesting mystery, enchantment and romance; all properties this terrific and charming record has in spades and shovels.
  3. Feb 2, 2012
    70
    The album occasionally forces longing for something more grounded in sobering reality, but it's the romantic view of France that it exudes which will capture the hearts of those from these isles.
  4. Feb 2, 2012
    70
    It will surprise no-one that they sound more natural and free when they sing in their native French tongue, but the tracks sung in English are far, far beyond any vowel-rolling cliché and are actually rather sweet and touching.
  5. Much like a good wine, the album mellows out and becomes better.
  6. Feb 2, 2012
    50
    The result is something of a mixed bag: moments of tender and enduring beauty broken up by landfill indie pop with a French accent.

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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    What distinguishes Francois & The Atlas Mountains from the competition on the album "E Volo Love", is mainly using the native French language - frankly - sounding a lot better than the lousy English accent, which unfortunately has been used in most of the material. And to be honest, it's the only accusation of the album. All songs are in fact distinct compositions in lethargic maintained climates, reminding the British group ??Bombay Bicycle Club. Also positively. Expand