• Camille

I’ve been a fan of peculiar French singer and songwriter Camille since hearing her excellent second album, 2005’s Le Fil (Narada), which threads a single long tone throughout the entire record—it connects a dazzling collection of beguiling pop songs, most of which were created with only vocal sounds. Right around that time she worked with French group Nouvelle Vague on their first album, but she soon split—a good call, considering that her own music is much more interesting. Her follow-up, 2008’s Music Hole (Virgin France), is more extroverted and even more reliant upon mouth sounds. Late last year she dropped her fourth studio album, Ilo Veyou (Virgin), which hasn’t been released in the U.S.