French Synth-Pop Essentials

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French Synth-Pop Essentials

Here's how France made the electronic transition out from under the shadow of Kraftwerk, swerving around the J.G. Ballard dystopias and intense melancholia of the British synth-poppers, opting either for sophistication and AOR sheen—which then paved the way for the crossover successes of Daft Punk and Air—or sharply childlike euphoria.