Music Phoenix. Can a French band really be this good?


After years of making jokes about French pop music, wouldn't you know my favorite album of the last two years is by a French group? The band is Phoenix. the album is Lisztomania. And they really flummox me with a mixture of punk rock energy and progressive rock cleverness. Or is it the other way around.

The singer with the sci-fi name, Thomas Mars, is unique in his non-rhyming schemes, and phrasing that sometimes has more in common with jazz than rock crooning.
Here's a couple of tunes.