Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mylène Farmer - Oui Mais Non

I've been inundated with (at least two) requests to review this single and I'm more than happy to oblige. Mylène Farmer needs no introduction if you live in Europe but my Australian homegirls and gays might need some help. She is often described as the French Madonna due to both her phenomenal chart success in the 80s and inability to age gracefully. Personally, I think the comparison is unfair because unlike her American counterpart, Mylène still has hits and is not completely irrelevant. Although her latest smash does have more than a whiff of desperation about it. The completely natural, surgically untouched 49 year old has hooked up with RedOne for "Oui Mais Non" and some critics are accusing her of ripping off Lady Gaga. How ridiculous! Everyone knows that Gaga stole Kat Deluna's sound first - so, who cares? And everything sounds better in French anyway. You could probably read the obituaries to me en français and I'd think it was a love poem. But I digress. The production is slick, the chorus is catchy and RedOne thankfully forgot to bring his vocoder to the studio. I'm sold. The video, on the other hand, is a lazy "Bad Romance" rip off but you can't have everything. I've already ordered a physical copy of this from French Amazon. It's worth the 10 Euros just to stare at Mylène's natural beauty for hours on end!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shes old and french.....

Ooooow! said...

Shes red headed and fat.....

P.S. ROFLMFAO @ "Crazy Old People" tag

Mike said...

Who cares if she's old or French? LOL

I love this song!

Diva Incarnate said...

Oh I love Mylène, but she is hardly relevant - this rather enjoyable track proves just that.

Anonymous said...

You're all c**ts. Who cares that she's 49? She still makes good music. Madonna is 52, and is amazing. Learn some respect you idiots. Madonna transformed pop music, Mylene has done the same for French Pop.

I'm Aussie, and I wish I could understand what she says. I have a few of Mylene's albums.