Christine and the Queens
A huge star in her native France, Héloïse Letissier (Christine is her entrancing alter-ego) has (partially) rerecorded her radiant debut album in English. The language shift has diluted nothing from the LP’s allure: this is a dazzling and curious electronic pop set that bewitches and challenges. “iT” and “Tilted” are the knockout singles—slinky, restrained and lyrically alive with wit and provocation—but there’s invention around every corner. “No Harm Is Done” is twitchy and insidious, “Jonathan” and “Paradis Perdus” luscious torch songs and “Here” a swirling, multi-lingual, climax.