La Bottine Souriante - Cordial (2001)

So, in light of some Québecois dude bitchin' in the comments about how "English music isn't Canadian, francophonez 4 lyf, blah blah" (not actually a quote), here's some fucking fantastic French Canadian music.

La Bottine Souriante--"the smiling boot", if my high school French is right--plays traditional Québecois music, with the addition of a jazz horn section, funky bass, and nasty keyboards. Folk music often is portrayed as boring and lifeless, but this is anything but. I dare you to play this and not dance--legitimately impossible.

My favorite track on here is "Le démon sort de l'enfer", which starts of as very straightforward folk, but with each successive verse gets funkier and funkier. However, most every track on here is just as catchy, and will make you move.


4 Responses so far.

  1. Lana says:

    Haha sick, thanks!

  2. Will says:

    don't want to anger the Québecois...

  3. kurt says:

    half live if france anyway, so love these amero-canadian spats. bring it on.

  4. Vallert says:

    merci beaucoup man!!!

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