Caféine

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Caféine
Studio album by Christophe Willem
Released May 25, 2009 (2009-05-25)
Recorded 2008-2009
The Matrix Studio Complex, London
Sleeper Studios, London
Sphere Studios, London
Therapy Studios, London
Studio Low-Fi, Paris
Studio PABM, Suresnes
Studio Yellow Sub, Suresnes
Genre Pop, electropop
Length 51:56
Language French (main), English
Label Columbia, Sony Music
Producer Steve Anderson, Aqualung, Alexandre Azaria, Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis, Jamie Hartman, Tina Harris, Yves Jaget, Steve Lee, Pete "Boxsta" Martin, Jean-Pierre Pilot, William Rousseau, Christophe Willem
Christophe Willem chronology
Inventaire
(2007)
Caféine
(2009)
Prismophonic
(2011)
Singles from Caféine
  1. "Berlin"
    Released: 28 March 2009
  2. "Plus que tout"
    Released: 7 June 2009
  3. "Heartbox"
    Released: December 2009
  4. "Entre nous et le sol"
    Released: April 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Artisdirect 4/5 stars[2]
Euro Pop Music 3/5 stars[3]
Fresh, Yesh! (favourable)[4]
Nessymon (mixed)[5]
Rate Your Music 2.5/5 stars[6]

Caféine is the second album from French singer Christophe Willem. It was released on 25 May 2009 by Columbia. The lead single is "Berlin" and was released for download on 28 March 2009.

Background[edit]

Mid-2008, Christophe Willem confirmed the recording of his second studio album, which will be released on April 16, 2009, two years to the day after his first album. Rumours say the album would have an electronic-oriented sound and produce by Minogue's producers. On October 31, Christophe-willem.com announced the possibility that the album would contain a duet with Kylie Minogue on the track called "Sensitized". The title "Caféine" was made official on February 6, 2009 but other rumours appeared. The first said Jennifer Ayache, singer from French rock-band Superbus, gave Willem a song named "Dansez". The singer will confirm the rumours later. The second is about a French adaptation from "State of Grace" by Britney Spears, a demo non-used from Blackout sessions. In some interviews, Willem makes his duet with Kylie Minogue known, the track is produced by Guy Chambers just like "Heartbox". It's already available on X published in 2007. However, Christophe translated into French some parts of the song. "Dansez" is finally called "Tu Te Fous De Nous" and "Entre Nous Et Le Sol" is a French adaptation of "State Of Grace"

Track listings[edit]

Editions Standard & Deluxe Collector[edit]

  1. "Ouverture" - 0:39
  2. "L'homme En Noir" - 4:30
  3. "Sensitized" duet with Kylie Minogue - 3:46
  4. "Berlin" - 3:13
  5. "La Demande" - 3:39
  6. "Entre Nous Et Le Sol" - 3:58
  7. "Plus Que Tout" - 4:44
  8. "Coffee" - 3:40
  9. "Fragile" - 3:26
  10. "Trash" duet with Skye - 3:57
  11. "Tu Te Fous De Nous" - 4:35
  12. "Heartbox" - 3:53
  13. "Yaourt & Lavabo"
  14. "Si Je Tombais" (Acoustic) - 4:58

Edition Deluxe Collector[edit]

  1. "Holé Holé" (Original version of « L'homme En Noir ») - 4:37
  2. "Berlin" (Alternative Version) - 3:08
  3. "La Demande" (Remix) - 4:13
  4. "Si Je Tombais" - 4:28
  5. "Walk Away" duet with Skye 2:28

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified[10] Physical sales Downloads
Belgium[11] Gold 17 July 2009 15,000
France[12] Platinum 22 October 2009 100,000 300,000

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Relapse by Eminem
French SNEP number-one album
May 30, 2009 - June 6, 2009 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Battle for the Sun by Placebo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Artisdirect review
  3. ^ Euro Pop Music review
  4. ^ Fresh, Yesh! review
  5. ^ Nessymon review
  6. ^ Rate Your Music review
  7. ^ a b c Caféine, in various albums charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved June 4, 2009)
  8. ^ "2009 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Rapports annuels 2010 - Albums" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Certification for every country in the world". IFPI. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  11. ^ "2009 Belgian certifications". Ultratop. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  12. ^ "Platinum albums in France in 2009" (in French). Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 3 February 2010.