Editors’ Notes After a decade in the band Humphrey Salade, Daniel Bélanger had nailed his distinctive songwriting voice by the time he released his 1992 solo debut: wry, whimsical, and enamored of wordplay. But with singles like “Opium”—all galactic imagery and pealing riffs—he established himself as a star on the rise. Les insomniaques s’amusent (Insomniacs Play) pairs lyrical flights of fancy with crisp guitars, atmospheric effects, and snappy snares, creating a moody alt-rock landscape that sounds entirely of its time, without feeling dated.

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La folie en quatre
1
3:55
 
Ensorcelée
2
4:12
 
Sèche tes pleurs
3
2:38
 
Désespéré
4
4:37
 
Ma dépendance
5
3:27
 
Opium
6
4:39
 
Quand le jour se lève
7
4:16
 
Le bonheur
8
4:38
 
Jamais les heures
9
4:13
 
Mon retour
10
3:59
 
L'autruche
11
2:21
 

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