<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d9145733\x26blogName\x3dblowupdoll\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLACK\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttps://blow-up-doll.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttps://blow-up-doll.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d599010625133644302', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

blowupdoll

Saturday, January 30, 2021

ENCORE!

 

of course, we know the original but i never knew about this version!

Labels:

NEW FRANCE GALL!

 
WHY DIDN'T I KNOW ABOUT THIS?!!!!!

Labels:

Sunday, January 03, 2021

hopes for 2021

 

 
ones of look out for in 2021 : videoclub. a cute french byf & gyf whose influences are from the 80s. i'm hoping they don't lose their authenticity once the record labels get involved and start marketing them as an hideous 80s pastiche.

Friday, January 01, 2021

music of the year 2020

 


i think we can all agree that 2020 was pretty shit. 

thankfully ,music got me through lots of the year.

it's my usual mix of french, scandanavian, pop and dance.

if you have anything to recommend to me, let me know!

so, in no particular order, here are my favourites of 2020:

JANE BIRKIN - OH! PARDON TU DORMAIS

 

 
JANE BIRKIN - A MAREE HAUTE 
 who would have thought, right at the end of year that jane would release one of her best albums...ever. brilliantly produced by etienne daho, it is intimate, honest and beautiful. you can hear the influences of gainsbourg & vannier but really it is janes lyrics that make this something special. 

KYLIE - DISCO

 

 
KYLIE - MISS A THING 
no official video - so here is one of my fave songs set to saturday night fever. this disco is more lush strings and hand claps than throbbing moroder beats. but it is so so good. a total earworm

ITALIANS DO IT BETTER - AFTER DARK 3

 

JOHNNY JEWEL -SURGERY (FEATURING GLÜME)
a brilliant compilation album from the coolest record label around. italians do it better is a melting pot of 80s synth, italo-disco, nu-disco, david lynch and movie soundtracks. also on the album you'll find farah, chromatics, double mixte and a fantastic cover of vivien vees 'higher'

ASTRID S - LEAVE IT BEAUTIFUL

 

 
ASTRID S - MARILYN MONROE
astrid s has been around for a few years. she's worked hard since competing on 'norwegian idol' in 2013, releasing e.p.'s and collabs and now has finally released her first album.  if you put this together with most of her previous work the end result is a solid mix of pop tunes full of catchy hooks.

DALIDA - OLYMPIA 81

 

 
DALIDA - CHANTEUR DES ANNEES 80
ok, so this album may be 40 years old but it is sooooo good. a perfect mix of heartfelt drama, emotional ballads and the occasional nod the 80s pop sound. if you get the chance, check out her biopic too - i felt devastated by the end of it. finally got this album on vinyl too!

DAGNY - STRANGERS/LOVERS

 

 
DAGNY - SOMEBODY
like astrid s, dagny hails from norway and has also been around a few years, releasing various songs and collabs. finally releasing her album in 2 parts - the total of this and most of her other songs make for a great throbbing set of pop tunes.

ALMA - HAVE U SEEN HER?

 
ALMA  - L.A. MONEY
luminous, finnish pop singer - with all the swag of tove lo but with added finger pointing!, released such a great album this year. full of great tunes and attitude.

YELLE - L'ÈRE DU VERSEAU

 

 
YELLE - J'VEUX UN CHIEN
yelle returns with her trademark electro noises, some made up words and cool vibes. woof!

GEORGIA - SEEKING THRILLS

 

 
GEORGIA - ABOUT WORK THE DANCEFLOOR
georgia explores dance music in various forms on the fantastic album. play it loud

DUA LIPA - FUTURE NOSTALGIA

 

 
DUA LIPA - BREAK MY HEART
how would we have got through lockdown #1 without dua blaring out of the speakers? an album dedicated to dancing was especially helpful at the bleakest of times

ALLIE X - CAPE GOD

 

 
ALLIE X - FRESH LAUNDRY
continuing with her dark edged pop sounds, allie went to new places on cape god. an icon for those who feel like they don't fit in. supremely talented and brilliant live. now, where's my eyebrow bleaching kit?

EMPRESS OF - I'M YOUR EMPRESS OF

 

 
EMPRESS OF - GIVE ME ANOTHER CHANCE
despite this being her third album, i'd never heard of her before - but what a find! honest explorations on difficult relationships, empowerment and with spoken words from her mum sharing her experiences about coming to america make for a really interesting and vibrant album. funky beats, housey vibes, latin flavours. give it a go

Sunday, June 07, 2020

losing my mind

never seen this clip before. wonderful

Labels:

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

berry berry good

the sun is shining. time for a flashback. i miss berry. this album is soooooo gorgeous

Labels:

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

thank you for the days

if you even have a passing interest in romy schneider then i highly recommend this film. the lead actress is astounding - at times it felt like i was actually watching romy herself. beautifully made, honest, heartbreaking and with warmth for romy too.

Labels:

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

keep the faith

DON'T DIE MARIANNE.

Labels: