La demeure d'un ciel
Label: Because Music
This debut from the frightfully talented Camille Dalmais matches a subtle 1970s American soul feeling with the French singer's unique avant-pop-folk confections. While many modern minded performers seem like they're making fun of music, Camille has fun with different styles (coffee house folk, island music, complex showtunes) and her sense of joy is infectious. Using mostly her voice and acoustic guitar, she hits you with emotional numbers like "Un Homme Deserte" or blows you away with her raw talent on cuts like "Mon Petit Vieux" and "La Demeure d'un Ciel."