Editors' Notes Introduced to the world via his smash hit “Alors on danse”, Belgian songwriter/producer Stromae manipulates the brightly coloured building blocks of pop, hip-hop and house music to create club-ready singles with lots of heart. Stromae’s expansive musical palate—led by the banging bass and interwoven Afropop guitars of “Papaoutai”—makes his third full-length album, Racine Carrée, one of 2013’s most inventive dance pop albums. After slinky synth lines and a speaker-rattling thump start the party, heart-aching hooks like the album’s second single, “Formidable”, offer an undercurrent of melancholy.

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Ta fête
1
2:56
 
Papaoutai
2
3:52
 
Bâtard
3
3:28
 
Ave Cesaria
4
4:09
 
Tous les mêmes
5
3:33
 
Formidable
6
3:33
 
Moules frites
7
2:38
 
Carmen
8
3:09
 
Humain à l'eau
9
3:59
 
Quand c'est ?
10
3:00
 
Sommeil
11
3:38
 
Merci
12
3:54
 
AVF
13
3:44
 
Papaoutai (feat. Angel Haze)
14
3:51
 

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