The Ideal Qobuz Collection comprises original, uncompiled albums that have made a considerable mark on music history or which qualify as essential recordings within each musical genre. By downloading these albums, or streaming them with your subscription, you begin a journey that will shine a light on some of the finest moments in recorded music.

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Africa - Released March 23, 2018 | World Circuit

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Ska & Rocksteady - Released May 26, 2017 | Soul Jazz Records

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French Music - Released April 8, 2003 | Believe

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French Music - Released January 1, 1974 | Believe

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French Music - Released January 1, 2006 | Marianne Mélodie

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Afrobeat - Released April 18, 2010 | Proper Records

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Flamenco - Released November 25, 2016 | Universal Music Spain S.L.

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French Music - Released October 19, 2009 | Naive

Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Victoire de la musique - The Qobuz Ideal Discography - Sélection Les Inrocks
Hailed as the wunderkind of a new generation of French songwriters, Benjamin Biolay has often divided opinion, as his undeniable talents are not always exempt from narcissism. His sprawling double-album La Superbe will provide both admirers and critics with plenty of ammunition. While many contemporary French artists have unabashedly attempted to present themselves as the natural heir to Serge Gainsbourg, Biolay is arguably the strongest contender to the throne. He is a consummate master of the sultry boy/girl dialogue against an ostinato motif of swirling strings that Gainsbourg patented in the '60s, and that since the '90s has seemingly become the Holy Grail of a hefty chuck of the alternative scene (Pulp, Divine Comedy, Tindersticks, Blur, Portishead, Placebo, Suede, etc.). Nowhere is this more evident in La Superbe than in "Brandt Rhapsodie," where Biolay and Jeanne Cherhal act out an entire French film of the "couple conversation" genre inside of a five-minute pop song, with results that are -- much like those films -- as seductive as they can be infuriating. The same applies for much of this album. Biolay is clearly at the top of his game as a composer and arranger, and indeed La Superbe sounds like the ultimate decalogue of French sensuality, but there is a limit as to how many long-winded, cinematic, spoken monologues on sex, the futility of life, and languid bitterness a record can hold. This ambitious but definitely self-indulgent project plays almost like a suite and can too easily become a sensuous sonic blur, one where it becomes hard to discern individually memorable songs. It should be noted, however, that La Superbe was greeted with rave reviews in France, many judging it to be Biolay's masterpiece. Still, in spite of its impeccable realization, one cannot help but to recommend the perfect pop conciseness of early Biolay albums, such as Rose Kennedy or L'Origine, to the lush abandon and excess of La Superbe. ~ Mariano Prunes
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French Music - Released September 2, 2016 | Universal Music Division Barclay

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French Music - Released January 1, 2011 | Marianne Mélodie

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French Music - Released January 1, 1976 | Universal Music Division Mercury Records

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French Music - Released January 1, 1969 | Universal Music Division Mercury Records

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French Music - Released January 1, 1971 | Universal Music Division Mercury Records

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French Music - Released January 1, 2007 | Marianne Mélodie

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French Music - Released January 1, 2011 | Marianne Mélodie

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French Music - Released January 1, 2011 | Marianne Mélodie

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French Music - Released January 1, 1964 | Universal Music Division Mercury Records

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French Music - Released September 7, 2015 | Universal Music Division Mercury Records

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French Music - Released January 1, 2010 | Marianne Mélodie

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French Music - Released January 1, 2014 | Marianne Mélodie

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