“French Touch” pioneer St. Germain‘s self-titled comeback LP is a huge success! Released after 15 years of silence from the platinum-selling artist, St. Germain has enjoyed sustained success at CMJ and reached a new peak at Radio 200 (#28) and landed in the Top 5 at New World for a third time.
Last October, NPR featured album standout “Hanky Panky” on an All Songs Considered mix that also includes songs from Bob Dylan, Big Boi and Phantogram‘s Big Grams project, and more. According to NPR, St. Germain is “an album worthy of another dive deep, or to let linger as the perfect backdrop to your day.” Hear the mix here.
The Wall Street Journal has also featured the album, with a review that calls it “a clever and very pleasing album, one that justifies the long wait” since 2000’s Tourist. “A multicultural potpourri,” WSJ writes, St. Germain “honors the West African roots of the blues and African-American artists who developed the form, doing so by placing it in direct contact with a still-vital stream of contemporary electronica.” Check out the full review here.