RE-REVIEWED JUNE 13, 2010: I was wrong about the songs on MENAGERIE not having the same "hit status - whatever the 'f' that means" - as ONE NIGHT IN PARIS. After my initial period of being enamoured with the CD - I re-loaded it on my iPod several weeks ago and I have heard it 100 times since then. I can't stop playing it. The third track FRENCH TEACHER (J'AI ENVIE DE BAISER MA PROF DE FRANÇAIS) is every bit as catchy as ONE NIGHT IN PARIS - if not more so - and LOLI is too. LE DANDY & BOLLINGER are 1960s/1970s Classic French Pop and completely of the moment (2010) at one and the same time - and SUNLIGHT YELLLOW NOISE revisits Serge Gainsbourg nicely and with great wit. With the apparent success (artistic, at any rate) of MENAGERIE - I cannot wait for their third emission!
MY ORIGINAL 2009 REVIEW: We waited quite a while for this one but it was well worth the wait! NN+ is still as hip as ever and as charming. While nothing on the new CD reaches the hit status of I WANT TO SPEND ONE NIGHT IN PARIS - it is terrific stuff indeed. At one and the same time retro and thoroughly 2009, this is a great place to spend your money on new (and really well-done) French-fusion music.