3 indispensable albums to listen to in our Audio Lab
Here at French Theory, you can listen to a curated selection of albums and playlists chosen by our friends at Allo Floride.
It’s the perfect opportunity to discover (or rediscover) some true classics for free, and what’s more in ideal listening conditions – top of the range headphones, 180 g vinyl records and comfy chairs. Our professor and classmate rooms are also equipped with turntables should you wish to listen in the privacy of your own room.
Three albums to see what we’re talking about:
• Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (2017)
After several years writing music on their own or with other musicians, this Australian brother and sister joined forces to make a delicate and ethereal folk music album. Don’t miss the aptly-named “Chateau”, a magnificent ode about travelling to the hotels of legend, but watch out, this one will have you dancing round your room.
© RCA / Legacy
• Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
With a raw, dirty sound that resembles the streets of New York where it saw the light of day (and whose true scope you can only really appreciate on vinyl), Wu-Tang Clan’s first album changed the face of rap forever. It notably left its mark on Quentin Tarantino and IAM, who followed in the American band’s footsteps with their album L’École du Micro d’Argent. The third track on the B side is pretty appropriate: “C.R.E.A.M.” is a no holds barred tale of life in the “hood” that will make you appreciate your stay in Paris all the more!
© Island France
• C2C – Tetra (2012) (available at the concept store)
In 2012, the French collective C2C released Tetra, a project at the crossroads of hip-hop and electronic music featuring a mix of contrasting rhythms, sound collages, synthetic melodies and skilful scratching. The album is steeped in their culture and techniques forged in competitions – the band is a record-breaking five times World DJ champion. An appropriate track is perhaps “Give up the ghost” featuring Jay-Jay Johansson: the perfect sounds for whiling away the hours till dawn.