Nouvelle Vague (album)

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Nouvelle Vague
Studio album by Nouvelle Vague
Released 9 August 2004 (UK)
2 November 2004 (France)
3 May 2005 (US)
Genre Easy listening, lounge, bossa nova
Length 46:30
Label Peacefrog (UK / France)
PFG051 / PFG051CD
(standard edition, 8/04)
PFG062CD
(limited edition, 11/04)

Luaka Bop (US)
Nouvelle Vague chronology
Nouvelle Vague
(2004)
Bande à Part
(2006)
American release cover

Nouvelle Vague is the 2004 self-titled debut album by Nouvelle Vague. The album consists entirely of easy listening and bossa nova versions of songs that were written and recorded during the post-punk/new wave era. "Nouvelle Vague" means "New Wave" in French, so the name of the band is a play on the words.

The Guardian newspaper included it in its list of the 10 "most beautiful sleeves of 2004".[1]

Track listing[edit]

Song Original Artist Dur.
1 "Love Will Tear Us Apart" Joy Division 3:18
2 "Just Can't Get Enough" Depeche Mode 3:07
3 "In a Manner of Speaking" Tuxedomoon 3:58
4 "Guns of Brixton" The Clash 4:06
5 "This Is Not a Love Song" Public Image Ltd. 3:47
6 "Too Drunk to Fuck" Dead Kennedys 2:16
7 "Marian" The Sisters of Mercy 3:53
8 "Making Plans for Nigel" XTC 3:32
9 "A Forest" The Cure 3:39
10 "I Melt with You" Modern English 4:00
11 "Teenage Kicks" The Undertones 2:13
12 "Psyche" Killing Joke 4:12
13 "Friday Night, Saturday Morning" The Specials 4:22
"Sorry for Laughing" Josef K 3:09
"Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" A Flock of Seagulls 2:42

bonus track on limited edition
bonus track on limited edition and US edition

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
DJ 4/5 stars[3]
E! (B)[4]
The Independent 4/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork (7.0/10) [7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [9]
The Telegraph (favourable)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The most beautiful sleeves of 2004". The Guardian. 17 December 2004. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. Nouvelle Vague: Nouvelle Vague > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 March 2006.
  3. ^ DJ review
  4. ^ E! review
  5. ^ The Independent review
  6. ^ Mojo review
  7. ^ Crock, Jason (February 16, 2005). "Nouvelle Vague: Nouvelle Vague> Review". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 20 March 2006. 
  8. ^ Q review
  9. ^ Swanson, David (February 10, 2005). "Tweaked!: Nouvelle Vague Nouvelle Vague > Album Review". Rolling Stone (967). p. 84. Archived from the original on 3 October 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2006. 
  10. ^ Muggs, Joe (2 August 2004). "Pop CDs of the week: Teddy Wilson, Skinnyman and more: Nouvelle Vague". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 April 2006. 

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