Stage Whisper - Charlotte Gainsbourg
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  • Summary: The double album from the French singer features an 11-track live set and seven unreleased studio tracks, many of which were produced by Beck for Gainsbourg's 2009 release IRM.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
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  1. 83
    Stage Whisper is all slow-grinding skinny-jeans disco and breathy emotional detachment.
  2. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    New collaborations from Noah & The Whale to Conor O'Brien, are worth the price of admission. [Dec 2011, p.82]
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    73
    Stage Whisper may not be the full-album experience fans of IRM were hoping for, but Gainsbourg makes up for it with the sheer wealth and variety of material presented.
  4. Jan 5, 2012
    60
    The stage part of Stage Whisper, despite offering little in the way of riveting moments, does act as a nice compilation of Gainsbourg's greatest moments from IRM and its predecessor, 2006's 5:55.
  5. Feb 10, 2012
    60
    It's not that Gainsbourg is swallowed up by her band, more that she doesn't – or can't – rise to the occasion as a natural singer can... It still charms, though.
  6. Jan 27, 2012
    60
    Gainsbourg's voice sounds thin and adrift against too much noodling, and it only emphasises how much of a studio performer she is.
  7. Dec 8, 2011
    40
    Charlotte Gainsbourg's Beck-produced IRM was a stellar sleeper gem of an album, but this follow-up sounds tossed together.

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