Yael Naim: Yael Naim (Warners)

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Yael Naim and David Donatien: Pachad
Yael Naim: Yael Naim (Warners)

The fact this French-Israeli singer has a song which currently helps sell the Apple Macbook has doubtless condemned her in some circles and to be honest that track, New Soul, is among the weakest songs on this folk-cum-jazzy outing (some sung in English, others on French and/or Hebrew).

The album is co-credited to producer/arranger/artistic director David Donatien but Naim handles all the songwriting, acoustic guitar, piano, synth and so on. Given the languages, the oh-so-chic French quality and that some may rightly be put off by the taint of that lightweight Macbook ad I'm guessing few will make the effort for this one.

That is real pity. Check it out with an open mind.

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