February 22, 2008
8 / 10
Sebastien Tellier’s last album was called ‘Politics’. However, we’re happy to report that there isn’t a hint of Sarkozy or his ilk on his new one, although France’s PM is no doubt familiar with the carnal themes that ooze over ‘Sexuality’ like massage oils. Sensual electro-pop Serges from every orifice – from the orgasmic hussies on ‘Kilometer’ to the orgasmic hussies on ‘Pomme’, via the naked nymph on the front cover en costume d’eve. While the overt eroticism remains constant, the musical touchstones are cast far apart. Opener ‘Roche’ could have been fired from the Timberlake canon were it not for the breathy French vocals, while Bergerac basslines (‘Une Heure’) and Air-esque dreamscapes (‘Sexual Sportswear’) pepper the rest of the album. Persuading Guy Manuel De Homem-Christo to put his producer hat on, as opposed to his usual Daft Punk robot helmet was a good idea.
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