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INTERIOR MUSIC

Jean-Michel Jarre

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2 stars JMJ's music with below average text. This is what you can expect from this "Interior Music". Being in English or more dramatically stupid in French, the lyrics are totally useless. But is the music more worth? I doubt to be honest.

I have been quite a fan of JM's music so far, but this album is probably the worse he has written so far. Even his first two were way better than this one. Actually, there is nothing to recall from this piece. The words "clean up the mess" that can be heard "Bonjour" are just a very poor, but faithful representation of the global content.

"Bonjour - Hello" is truly boring, useless and just a shame for this great artist. Almost twenty- six minutes of a total and stupid musical experience. I am ashamed to write such a review about JM music, but he released this miserable track, not me. Minimalism without genius. That's what it is. No more.

The second "epic" is somewhat better (but this is quite easy). More in the vein of electronic prog for sure. More subtle, more in line with his prior works. But at the same time, quite hermetic and much more difficult to digest. At least, the stupid lyric lines of "Bonjour" are skipped.

This is by no mean an album you should consider as important. Let's stick to the marvellous works from the mid seventies up to the mid eighties (with the noticeable exception of course of the dreadful "Zoolook").

Two stars for this album is quite a generous rating. If I could have posted this with three out of ten, it would have better represent my opinion.

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