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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the French pop artist was influenced by Brazilian music.
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  • Record Label: Record Makers
  • Genre(s): Vocal, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Chamber Pop, Ambient Pop, French Pop, Nouvelle Chanson
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L'Adulte
El conquistador Souviens-toi quand j'étais petit Ah ah ah ah moi les cité d'or Et leurs amis Dans ce grand décor Sur mon cœur encore... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    80
    Though his aims of presenting this as a robust, high-concept album aren’t necessarily met, this is still wonderful pop.
  2. 80
    Here he delivers a 14-minute psychedelic disco odyssey ('Comment Revoir Oursinet?') about missing his teddy bear. The rest of 'L'Aventura', his sixth album, is deep-pile funk ('Sous Les Rayons Du Soleil'), bouncing electro-soul ('Aller Vers Le Soleil') and as cheesy as a Camembert cravat.
  3. Uncut
    Aug 11, 2014
    80
    L'Aventura could well be his best album. [Sep 2014, p.78]
  4. Jul 8, 2014
    70
    As always, L'Aventura is rife with touches that knowledgeable listeners will appreciate, but anyone with a fondness for smoothly retro mood music with lots of personality will find a lot to enjoy.
  5. Jul 10, 2014
    60
    Yes, it's hugely self-indulgent at times, but in the best way, whereby the listener is gently invited along for the ride, rather than dragged kicking and screaming.
  6. Mojo
    Jul 8, 2014
    60
    Most compelling on the looser, less slick numbers. [Aug 2014, p.96]
  7. Jul 11, 2014
    30
    Sébastien Tellier has a tendency to tackle substantial topics, and it often smacks of dilettantism.

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