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Manu Chao’s third solo album has never, until now, been released in Britain. It is less accessible than his first, Clandestino (also getting a re-release); the lyrics are all in French and the music relatively subdued rather than Chao’s usual joyous bricolage.

But once the fragmented album hits its stride, on “100 000 Remords” and “Te Tromper”, there is much to enjoy. Long-time fans will have no regrets; newcomers should start with Clandestino.

Manu Chao

Siberie M’Etait Contentéee

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