MC Solaar – Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo (1991)
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Made in France Artist #1: Manu Chao
Made in France Artist #2: Daft Punk
Made in France Artist #3: Jean Michel Jarre
Made in France Artist #4: Jacques Brel
Made in France Artist #5: Air
Made in France Artist #6: MC Solaar
Timing is everything.
It’s possible that this is the finest hip hop album on the list.
Regrettably for MC Solaar, coming after lengthy immersions in old favourites Gin Blossoms/Prince/Weezer, combined with general life busy-ness, NHL playoffs & new Radiohead, the timing of listening here is lousy.
As a result, I’m unsure of where MC Solaar belongs in the following matrix:
Lauryn Hill’s fine album benefited from my early project enthusiasm.
Queen Latifah likely benefited from being reviewed shortly after returning from Maui – I was so pleased with the state of the world, how could I not approve?!
Apocalypse ’91 was far from a negative review…but it hasn’t left my car since either, and would likely feature even more positive adjectives if re-reviewed.
I know the timing is not so great for Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo.
The question is, am I not fully appreciating MC Solaar’s 1991 release because it’s not really that great?
Or is it, to borrow a Blue Rodeo line, bad timing that’s all?