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Le monde tourne fort


Download links and information about Le monde tourne fort by Vincent Vallières / Vincent Vallieres. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 38:17 minutes.

Artist: Vincent Vallières / Vincent Vallieres
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 13
Duration: 38:17
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No. Title Length
1. Le monde tourne fort 3:07
2. Entre partout et nulle part 2:55
3. Sortir du bois 2:52
4. Le temps est long 3:13
5. L'espace qui reste 2:55
6. On va s¹aimer encore 4:18
7. L'espace et le temps 2:52
8. En attendant le soleil 3:15
9. L'amour au coin de la rue 1:50
10. Table tournante 2:57
11. Époque d¹opinions 1:07
12. L'école est finie (feat. Michel-Olivier Gasse) 3:53
13. Février 3:03



Despite Vincent Vallières' Quebec heritage, Le Monde Tourne Fort sounds like premium-quality Euro-rock — at least until he gets carried away with expanding the style, which happens more often than it ought to, but not enough to spoil the nice taste of the record. The best qualities of the record are exemplified by the two first tracks — both elegant, melancholic, but relaxed rock songs, neither too frantic nor plodding in tempo, devoid of big hooks or extravagant arrangements, but excelling simply because of the meticulous songwriting that ties together acoustic textures, simple guitar licks, and background synth tinges in a perfect soundtrack for a stroll by the riverbank in the old part of town. Many analogies spring to mind, from Scandinavian pop — including more obscure acts such as Superjeg — to Swiss Züri West or sped-up Tindersticks, but that's not because Le Monde Tourne Fort is a ripoff, but simply since all these artists inhabit the same introspective places of the rock spectrum. However, Vallières is not content to do a whole record of similar-sounding songs — which is laudable in theory, but produces some less than exciting results here. In the retro-sounding "En Attendant le Soleil," those crafty arrangements are able to camouflage the sparse core of the song, but the one stab at uptempo rock, "Le Temps Est Long," is almost embarrassing for its lack of power, and deeper into the album, Vallières occasionally starts to rely on his acoustic strumming too much. But still, for the most part, he manages to keep the bar high enough to prevent the record's quietly charming vibe from dissolving into a bland singer/songwriter yawn-fest.