Les Sucettes
Les Sucettes

France Gall

Les Sucettes

1965

AM Pop

The daughter of Robert Gall, songwriter for legends like Édith Piaf and Charles Aznavour, and herself a pioneer of the '60 yé-yé scene, France had her first hit single in 1963 at the age of 15. This full-length debut arrived in 1965, the same year she performed the Eurovision Song Contest winner. That song was written by none other than Serge Gainsbourg, who is represented here by the euphemistic title track. Oh là là.

- Marcy Donelson

Positive Touch
Positive Touch

The Undertones

Positive Touch

1981

British Punk

On their third album, the band dial down the tempo and the volume, while amping up the degree of difficulty. The arrangements are fuller, the songs have more chords and Feargal Sharkey's already stretched to the max vocals are pushed to new heights. The record is often given short shrift by all but the most devoted fans, but it holds some of their best songs like "Julie Ocean" and the title track.

- Tim Sendra