Histoire de Melody Nelson

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
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Based on 8 reviews
1971 Ratings: #12 / 99
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Based on 137 ratings
1971 Ratings: #6
March 1, 1971 / Release Date
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Philips / Label
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sonicyouth
100
People are rating this album lower because they don't understand French?! Read the lyrics in English and don't downgrade an album because of its foreign aspects. Besides that, this album sounds ahead of it's time, with some groovy instrumentals and amazing story-telling. You don't fully understand this album until you read the lyrics. It's a concept album. C'mon guys.
KengojiUltamYT
97
So this is the album Prince of Tears is heavily based off? OK! I Love It!
fijacionoral
100
this is the fifth best rated art pop album of the site, just behind albums like homogenic, hounds of love, vespertine and the dreaming, all of which i love so deeply and i had great expectations for this project, but i wasn't ready for this... melody was released 48 years ago this year and sounds better than most albums you could hear in recent years, in terms of mixing, the sound is just like honey, like gold, so sweet and soft songs like ''ah melody'' or ''Ballade de Melody Nelson'' that ... read more
mz
NR
The melody of Serge.
exception
88
i enjoyed it even though i couldn't understand most of it! if you have 30 minutes of free time please give it a listen
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Track List

  1. Melody
  2. Ballade de Melody Nelson
  3. Valse de Melody
  4. Ah! Melody
  5. L'hôtel particulier
  6. En Melody
  7. Cargo Culte
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