Les Chemins de verre

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Les Chemins de verre
Studio album by Karkwa
Released March 30, 2010
Genre Indie Rock
Length 46:41
Label Audiogram
Karkwa chronology
Le Volume du vent
(2008)Le Volume du vent2008
Les Chemins de verre
Karkwa Live
(2012)Karkwa Live2012
Singles from Les chemins de verre
  1. "Les chemins de verre"
    Released: March 16, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Bande à part(9.4/10)[1]

Les Chemins de verre is the fourth studio album by Canadian indie rock group Karkwa. The album's title literally translates as "The Glass Pathways" or "The Glass Roads", although it is also a pun on the French language phrase chemins de fer, or "railroads".

The entire album was written and recorded over the span of 21 days.[2]

The album won the 2010 Polaris Music Prize, making Karkwa the first francophone band to win the award.[3] The album subsequently also won the Juno Award for Francophone Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards.

The album has received a gold certification by Music Canada, selling 40,000 copies as of December 8, 2011.[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Le Pyromane"4:09
4."Marie tu pleures"3:30
5."Le bon sens"3:30
6."Les Chemins de verre"3:20
7."Dors dans mon sang"4:45
8."La piqûre"5:02
9."Les enfants de Beyrouth"3:48
10."Au-dessus de la tête de Lilijune"1:34
11."28 jours"4:53
12."Le vrai bonheur"5:27


  1. ^ Bande à part review
  2. ^ Rodriguez, Juan (March 28, 2010). "Thinking on their feet: Karkwa's new album is the result of a courageous move on the band's part: Going into the studio each day with a few basic tracks and ending it with a new song", The Gazette. Retrieved September 21, 2010.
  3. ^ Harper, Kate (2010-09-20). "Karkwa Win The 2010 Polaris Music Prize". CHARTattack. Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 2, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2011.