“La Folie” by The Stranglers - album review

TJR says

More electro than ever without getting all new romantic about it, the sixth Stranglers long-player arrived in November, 1981, conceptualized as an album of love in all of its twisted splendour. Three singles were released from the set, including the psuedo-disco fail “Let Me Introduce You To The Family” (#42), the classic organ-harpsichord ode to heroin / love “Golden Brown” (#2) and the utterly perfect darker-than-Brel synth ballad “La Folie” (#47), sung entirely in French portraying “The Madness”, very much signing the album off on topic. All in all a decent bounce-back from “The Gospel According To The Meninblack” of ten months earlier.

The Jukebox Rebel
17-Aug-2008

A1 [02:29] 6.1.png The Stranglers - Non Stop (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
A2 [02:42] 5.4.png The Stranglers - Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
A3 [03:04] 5.4.png The Stranglers - Tramp (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
A4 [03:08] 5.6.png The Stranglers - Let Me Introduce You To The Family (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
A5 [03:56] 6.6.png The Stranglers - Ain’t Nothin’ To It (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel, Milton Mezzrow) New Wave
A6 [04:22] 7.4.png The Stranglers - The Man They Love To Hate (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
B1 [02:46] 4.8.png The Stranglers - Pin Up (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
B2 [03:37] 5.3.png The Stranglers - It Only Takes Two To Tango (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
B3 [03:27] 9.6.png The Stranglers - Golden Brown (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) Cerebral Pop
B4 [03:04] 5.3.png The Stranglers - How To Find True Love And Happiness In The Present Day (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) New Wave
B5 [06:04] 10.0.png The Stranglers - La Folie (Hugh Cornwell, Brian Duffy, David Greenfield, Jean Jacques Burnel) Moodcore




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