Album: Yelle, Safari Disco Club (Barclay)

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Yelle is the band identity of Breton singer Julie Budet, best known for 2008's ebullient electro-rap romp "Je Veux Te Voir".

The second Yelle album is essential for anyone who appreciates dancefloor-friendly European synth pop. Budet comes on like a Francophone hybrid of Ladyhawke and Peaches, with her in-your-face delivery and gloriously high-on-E-numbers sense of melody. It helps, too, that her syntax is simple enough for anyone with rusty French to pick up what she's on about.