Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs

Klô Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
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Based on 196 ratings
2020 Ratings: #7
Liked by 25 people
June 26, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secret City / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

Regardless of a language barrier, Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs can still transport listeners into a universe whether they take in the literal meanings or not.

Inglume
90
"Slowly, I went through the village I imagined as a child, I hope to never go back there."

I admire when albums this simple make me feel this way, leave me nearly breathless & enamoured til the very end. Albums so full in spirit, crafted carefully with so much love for the art, it seems you've fought through a tsunami or swam through an ocean to get through them. Such a special occasion for music this new seems strange, unordinary. These moments are so few and far between that ... read more
Kengoji
94
“Hide your kids hide your wife. Klô Pelgag is gonna make you cry.”

Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs is an island/village in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec. It's hard to believe a place like this still exists in the modern world. An independent village with a population that's less than 100 people is unheard of in a first world country. Yet, its a place that feels so important in the grand scheme of things. It's untouched by the sin and perversion of the modern world. ... read more
jewest30211
90
Language barriers are a myth. This is pristine.
MasterCrackfox
85
Language barriers be damned, Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs is a phenomenally adventurous, lush, and even sometimes haunting album from the French-speaking Klô Pelgag. Without having a lot of background on what to expect, I couldn't have been more enthralled with the end result.

Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs is such an emotively powerful album that understanding what is being said isn't necessary to feel the artistic expression. Umami is an up-tempo, pop-centric song juxtaposed with ... read more
GyBen
85
i don’t understand shit, but damn this is gorgeous
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Track List

  1. Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
  2. Rémora
  3. Umami
  4. J'aurai les cheveux longs
  5. À l'ombre des cyprès
  6. La fonte
  7. Soleil
  8. Für Élise
  9. Mélamine
  10. Où vas-tu quand tu dors ?
  11. La maison jaune
  12. Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs II
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Added on: February 22, 2020