Friday, August 15, 2008

Classic ten - Go Loco


BEING a man closer to the bread-line than the upper crust, it's not often I pick up an album and buy it on the strength of a hunch, a mere feeling it'll be good.
However with this Classic Collection addition, which I first found back in 1997 while browsing the shelves of French department store Fnac in Orleans, I went crazy without ever hearing a note of Kid Loco.
Lucklily, Kid Loco's debut studio album, A Grand Love Story, was easy to fall for.
For the French producer's largely unheard of masterpiece is a slice of trip hop so warm you could heat a mug of cocoa on it.
But as well as laid back, comforting string swells, Kid Loco, real name Jean-Yves Prieur, demonstrates a knack for a funky lick and a beat too.
Like his compatriots Air, Kid Loco's music is both dancey and dreamy, showing a stereotypical Gallic streak of nonchalent pop.
So even if you've not heard this album, I urge you to follow in my footsteps and splash out anyway.
You'd be mad not to.

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