Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. The translations offer many witty surprises.
  2. 50
    Hit-and-miss. [Jul 2006, p.104]
  3. 20
    [A] failed attempt to straddle nostalgia and reinvention. [#21, p.95]
  4. 60
    The new, not-so-great English translations hurt more than help. [Jun 2006, p.102]
  5. Like most tribute albums, Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited is a rather hit and miss affair, but it may just persuade people to rediscover a man who was somewhat misunderstood throughout his life.
  6. With a more imaginative compiler--and fewer Big Names whose fame peaked years ago-- Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited could have turned out so much different.
  7. 'Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited' is an often fascinating and enchanting compilation as these things go, though I say, somewhat predictably, that there's no substitute for the real thing.
  8. Some tracks, of course, are as sexy as a soggy batch of freedom fries once the words are comprehensible. But the best updates... have a seedy splendor all their own.
  9. 60
    Not quite a match for the smoky blueprints, yet entertaining enough to inspire a trip to their source. [May 2006, p.128]

There are no user reviews yet.