Published on November 13th, 2012 | by Dan Martin
Sebastien Tellier – Sexuality: maybe a little uncomfortable, but too good to care.
“Sexuality”, first of all, is an appropriately named album. The language: French. The beats? Sound like they’re being laid down by Sebastian Tellier gyrating his hips on a synthesizer in leather pants, being rubbed with baby oil. Tellier’s voice, smooth and silky, rolls easy and charming like it’s being whispered into your ear, and those sweet nothings he’s filling your head with might contain all of the secrets of love if you could only understand what the fuck he was saying… Well, going over that, it sees that I’ve described an album I have no immediate interest in hearing, so you’re going to have to take my word on this: it’s awesome. Dude from Daft Punk produced it. Is that enough of a hook to keep you here a second?
Once you get your first taste of it with the strong opening track “Roche” you have an entire album full of the same sort of killer, and lets face it just kind of “cool” groove. The 2nd (Kilometer), and 4th (Look), could all be a tossup for the album’s single, and are strong enough to sweep you right past “divine”, IMO the only weak track of the album, mostly because it just doesn’t fucking fit. The last track, L’Amour Et La Violence, is hauntingly beautiful and seemingly quite serious, maybe doesn’t fit either… but it’s brilliant so fuck yeah.
Now check out the video for Kilometer: hip mansion with pool, smokin hot euro-babes, head nodding instrumentals… what’s homoerotic about that?? Something about the moaning of chicks as a sound-loop makes me embarrassed to bump this out my rolled-down window cruising through downtown, but i’ll blast this shit on 11 in my room alone.
Summary: Check out his shades and beard, and you should be able to guess my rating of this album.