I'll admit, I bought this album on a whim. A friend of mine--who, strangely, is into punk rock--recommended Emilie Simon to me after she had heard this CD playing at a friend's house. She thought that Emilie sounded quite similar to my favorite Japanese artist, Akino Arai. It was only for that reason I even remotely considered buying the album. I must say, my friend was right. The vocals are pretty similar in style and I even had good comparison material since Akino sings a few songs in French. So far, my favorite track is Lise with Il Pleut coming in at a close second. Anyway, I've never been much of a fanatic for the French language and I certainly don't nose about in this genre of music either. I'm more of a English/German/Japanese and Gothic/EBM/Industrial person. But even so, I'll definitely be watching for Emilie's future releases. The reason I only gave this a four is because there are a few tracks I wasn't too sure if I liked them or not, for example, I Wanna Be Your Dog. Sounds good and everything... just seemed a little strange to me. I still recommend this CD though.