French singer Barbara makes a strong impression on Collection Or, which puts together many of her best known songs. Her quickly sung pop was often quite melancholy and sparse, bringing to mind the serious work of Serge Gainsbourg. But it is this same distant sadness that may turn off listeners who may be expecting a Brigitte Bardot-style romp. Understanding that this is a depressing chunk of French pop, this is a great album, otherwise you may not want to invest into this album if it is a question of changing the style or mood. To put it bluntly, she doesn't.
AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano