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Exhibition

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All Music Guide - Alexey Eremenko
Winners of musical reality shows rarely go for innovation, and Quentin Mosimann -- he of the seventh season of Star Academy France -- sure doesn't break the tradition on his second album, which offers energetic but completely predictable dancefloor fodder. Granted, though, playing it safe may be a prudent course to avoid the sophomore slump, especially dangerous for upcoming pop stars with their average spotlight life expectancy of a dayfly -- and that's not to mention that Exhibition is Mosimann's first stab at original production after a double album of covers. But in any case, this is by-the-book electro-pop -- dynamic but blatantly simple drum patterns, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alexey Eremenko
Winners of musical reality shows rarely go for innovation, and Quentin Mosimann -- he of the seventh season of Star Academy France -- sure doesn't break the tradition on his second album, which offers energetic but completely predictable dancefloor fodder. Granted, though, playing it safe may be a prudent course to avoid the sophomore slump, especially dangerous for upcoming pop stars with their average spotlight life expectancy of a dayfly -- and that's not to mention that Exhibition is Mosimann's first stab at original production after a double album of covers. But in any case, this is by-the-book electro-pop -- dynamic but blatantly simple drum patterns, disco-infused synth hooks, appropriately emotional singing with some nice female backing vocals, and the general atmosphere of an evening at a hip discotheque. A sole slower ballad, "Tu le Reconnaîtras," comes up mid-album, but does little besides breaking the flow of the music, which is, admittedly, quite nice -- it's hard not to tap along to Exhibition, and, of course, it is highly danceable. That said, the hip discotheque in question appears pretty generic, even by dance-pop standards -- it would have fit in with any club scene over the last three decades, recalling artists from Blue System to 2 Unlimited to Timbaland, but also lacks anything to make it memorable, be it sappiness, rave-inspired aplomb, or rap groove. The album simply doesn't have enough identity style-wise, and the beats and synths alone aren't strong enough to stick to memory like, for example, Stromae's hypnotic pop anthems except for "Il Y a un Paradis" -- though, admittedly, Mosimann accomplishes the modest but bouncy goals he set for himself on Exhibition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/2009
  • Label: Mercury Import
  • UPC: 600753229583
  • Catalog Number: 5322958
  • Sales rank: 179,885

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Love I Love (3:31)
  2. 2 Gimme A Break (3:50)
  3. 3 Toc Toc (3:17)
  4. 4 Golden Boy (3:06)
  5. 5 Tu Le Reconnaîtras (3:39)
  6. 6 Vibrer (3:28)
  7. 7 Made In Paris - Alexandra Kazan (3:23)
  8. 8 Pas Compliqué (3:29)
  9. 9 Je La Vois (Dans Toutes Les Filles) (3:20)
  10. 10 Il Y a un Paradis (3:22)
  11. 11 Gainsbourg Zéro-Dix (3:53)
  12. 12 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quentin Mosimann Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Shazz Composer
Christian Lieu Composer
Michael Tordjman Arranger
Ilan Abou Composer
Benjamin Constant Composer
François Bernheim Composer
Lionel Florence Composer
Pierre Palmade Composer
Rodolphe Plisson Mastering
Davide Esposito Composer
Maxime Desprez Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Engineer
Quentin Mosimann Composer
Bertrand Soulier Composer
Sebastien Viguier Composer
Tony Nilsson Composer
Christian Bouclier Composer
Christophe Piot Composer
François-Olivier Norlogues Composer
Eric Jeanne Composer
Jimmy Mikaoui Executive Producer
Philippe Zavriew Composer
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