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Ilous & Decuyper — Ilous & Decuyper
(Musea FGBG 4173.AR, 1971/1996, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1997-02-01

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Ilous & Decuyper occupy an interesting niche in French rock, one that doesn't relate much to what is even vaguely referred to as progressive or symphonic rock. Yet this album is certainly one of the best examples of intelligent songwriting from France. Ilous & Decuyper wrote the music and performed it with guests, creating songs in the Crosby Stills & Nash or Seals & Crofts vein with Beatle-like catchiness and inventiveness. Pop music doesn't exist like this anymore, that's for sure, with such precision and distinctiveness. I can see why Musea reissued this, sometimes good music is good music.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 11, 1996 releases, 1971 recordings

Related artist(s): Ilous & Decuyper

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