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  • Audio CD (July 1 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal/Polygram
  • ASIN: B000006YMZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,279 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. L'Horloge
2. Sans Contrefacon
3. Allan
4. Porvu Qu'elles Soient Douces
5. La Ronde Triste
6. Ainsi Soit Je...
7. Sans Logique
8. Jardin De Vienne
9. Deshabillez-moi
10. The Farmer's Conclusion


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By Natacha P on Oct. 5 2003
Format: Audio CD
this is another great album of mylene's. what i love about her is how she has so many different styles in all her albums so you are sure to see something different each time. although she does always mainatain that girly voice of hers, i think that is what makes her stand out. that she can sing about such things and still look all "innocent" with her little angel voice and face... i first heard "sans contrefacon" when i was very young, about 4 or 5 years old, and i immediately loved the song. as she sings about being somewhat of a tomboy, i immediately identified w/the song, i even felt it was written for me... anyways, no doubt "sans contrefacon" and "sans logique" are my favs on this album. another standout track is "jardin de vienne"... it's a really sad song, but it has this typical medieval french feel to it and is a different kind of song...
this is a great album and a must for true fans :)
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Yes that's exactly what AINSI SOIT-JE was, when it first appeared, in 1988, though no one knew at the time. Farmer's second CD seemed then so dark, so universally sad, so frightening even at its most peaceful ("Jardin de Vienne") and so alienated from the present : I mean, who in 1988 was reciting Baudelaire ("L'horloge," whose music became the source of Enigma's works), or doing a female transvestist version of Peter Pan ("Sans contrefacon," which translates as "No counterfeit")? And who, 10 years before Alanis Morrisette, turned such a dark eye to love-making ("Pourvu qu'elles soient douces") as Mylene, with her female rebellion? The oddly disco-fied blues ("Allan," "Sans logique") and the ballads, too, made no sense, 4 - 6 years before "Goth" became a recognized idiom (largely because this CD helped spawn it). Today, when Farmer has become the world's most influential female pop star (sorry, Mr. Proud of America -- I'm not proud of you, by the way -- but it's true), this early CD sounds incomplete, a first step on a very profound road : yet even in its searching but not yet finding way, it offers plenty of flashes of the quizzical, darkish, sexually heated, pensive intelligence that singles Farmer out from the teen-mainstream, cliche pop that befuddles FM radio in the US. I still play this CD from time to time and still discover new insights in it, though most of my Farmer time is devoted to her newer works.
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This is one of Mylene's best CDs, along with L'Autre and Anamorphosee. Mylene Farmer's music is a unique combination of space new age (Vangelis, Mike Oldfield) with a twist of Euro dance and very interesting and original other arrangements. The lyrics are critical to enjoying the songs. She also, on occasion mixes French with English to great effect. Mylene Farmer creates a musical poetry of her own and, for those who acquire the taste, she is a universe of fun and wonder. Her videos are even better. Not for everyone, but you'll know whether she is your type as soon as you are acquainted.
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By A Customer on July 28 2000
Format: Audio CD
I was in high school in Paris when this album came out. I "discovered" Mylene Farmer - a petite red haired Canadian with a pouty gamine face- on posters plastered throughout the subway...Then her video for Sans Logique came out, and the song was a hit. She is an interesting singer, even if her work isn't very consistent, and she seems to take the dark side of her image and work a bit too seriously. Nevertheless, there is something very otherworldly about many of her songs. L'horloge is Baudelaire's poem which is arranged in a surreal song, and performed in an ethereal way. Allan has the same mood, while Sans contrefacon is more playful. Deshabillez-moi isn't as clever, but it is "naughty" and fun. I don't think she crosses over very well to different audiences- part of the enjoyment of the album comes from understanding the lyrics-at least that's the way it was for me. Jardin de Vienne was a dull song which I always skipped and the Farmer's Conclusion was nonsensical and silly in an ungraceful way. Although her voice isn't anything too remarkable, it can be very angelical and charming. It's worth having in your collection if you don't mind skipping over a few songs.
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By A Customer on May 28 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is one of the first of Mylene,and also the first one i bought from her. I am from Europe myself,and found out about Mylene from my friend in Paris who took me to one of Mylene's concert at 'Bain Douce'nightclub. She makes a statement when on stage,and the song 'Sans Contrefacon',translated as without a doubdt that i am a boy,was very entertaining to listen to. Mylene is not for everyone,but she has a very different genre than most French artist. All by all this album is a keeper!
from ALTEREGO in Tulsa OK
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By loteq on April 26 2000
Format: Audio CD
In the late '80s, there was a remarkable interest in French music in Germany. France Gall reached #1 with her comeback single "Ella elle l'a", a homage to jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. Just so did 'enfant terrible' Guesch Patti with the aggressive song "Etienne" and its highly controversial video clip. Even old chanson singers like Francois Hardy experienced recurring commercial success. Still, Mylene is quite different to all the aforementioned artists, because her music always has been designed for the international music market. "Ainsi.." is a improvement over her debut, featuring better songs and more intriguing lyrics. A mix of compelling dance rhythms, orchestral arrangements, and superb melodies, the hit singles "Sans contrefacon", "Douces", "Allan", and "Sans logique" sound timeless and are among Mylene's best songs ever. The engaging atmosphere of "Sans contrefacon" is somehow similar to The Cure's "Lullaby". It's like eating a deadly nightshade. Unfortunately, there's also a couple of badly developed and trite songs. Overall, I think the subsequent album "L'autre" is Mylene's best effort. If you are only looking for the singles, I recommend to buy "Dance Remixes".
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