Lily Frost Cine-Magique

Cine-Magique is an appropriate title for the fourth solo album from Canadian chanteuse Lily Frost, given the qualities both cinematic et Francais of the dreamy pop music contained therein. Certainly, if you’re jonesin’ for a Feist fix, you’ve come to the right place; this, too, is where languid Franco-torch chansons ("You’ve Shaken Every Part of Me,” the classy "Je Reviendrai Toujours Vers Toi”) and jaunty acoustic pop numbers ("Enchantment,” "I Called You”) sit happily side-by-side though, sadly, no Bee Gees covers here. Meanwhile, ballads worthy of a ’40s film noir (or a David Lynch movie) echo throughout Cine-Magique, with Frost’s voice deceptively or achingly sweet depending on the scene, as on the political "Raise the Veil” or the pretty shuffle of "Warm Dawn.” Not to be typecast, Frost ends the album with "Priscilla,” a catchy homage to the girl group/Phil Spector sound. Top-notch, as the French say. (Aporia)