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Full list of reviews here

 

‘The Cat. Not Me’ :
“Pairs ambitious musical leaps with greater emotional vulnerability […] bigger, stranger, wilder and artier than anything that’s come before […] Dissard’s most vibrant album yet.” (Tucson Weekly/USA)
“There are key changes going on here — thematically and sonically —that suggest The Cat. Not Me. is a quintessential transition LP” (Blurt Magazine/USA)
“Meticulous arrangements, wrenchingly emotional musicianship, and Dissard at the top of her uneasy game: an early contender for best album of 2014.” (New York Music Daily/USA)
“Her most successful album to date, luxurious in its sumptuousness, molasses of music poured over her provocative voice” (Blabber & Smoke)
‘L’Abandon’ :
“Marvelous. An outstanding batch of songs, rich in the romance of French chanson and delivered in vibrant rock shades.” (Blurt/USA) – “Edith Piaf updated for a darker, hotter century. There literally isn’t a single substandard song here: count this among one of the best dark rock records in recent years.” (Lucid Culture/USA) – “Cliff-hanging liaison between Chanson and Rock. Complex and yet stringent, experimental and extravagant, dramatic and sexy” (Musikwoche/DE) – “Dramatic but never theatrical, forceful but never strident. Finally, perhaps, a female Nick Cave that we can actually believe in” (MetroMag’/New Zealand) – “A hell of a wild ride” (Sunday Star Times/New Zealand) – “This sophomore album is punk-meets-folk is gritty, energetic and, probably because of the husky French vocals, incredibly sexy” (New Zealand Herald/New Zealand) – “The erotic charm of French desert-chanson, the power of US-American indie rock and the obsession of jolly Mariachi-brass all fall into place to emerge as a vital mosaic” (Szene/DE) – “A voice, bearing the intensity of an Edith Piaf, a wild Rodeo of style and feelings” (Piranha/DE) – “Timeless creation” (Tagesspiegel/DE) – “A great production, in this year’s highlights” (Culturmag.de/DE) – “Watch out, pigeonholers: Francophile Pop can grind too.“ (Zitty/DE) – “Feverish songs, captivating pop anthems and touching ballads” (Schnüss/DE) – “A furious mix” (Kulturnews/DE) – “Shockingly sanguine” (Westzeit/DE) – “Simply very entertaining” (Sono) – “Provocative scenes that brand strong impressions into the imagination” (Bitch Magazine/USA)
 ‘Paris One Takes’ :
“7/10″ (Pop Matters/USA)
“As urgent as Patti Smith, as indifferent as Nico, and as sexy as Nancy Sinatra.” (Blurt/USA)
“Definitely one of our favorite albums of 2010.” (Lucid Culture/USA)
Live Performances :
“She’s just a damn good time.” (Seattle Weekly/USA)
“One of the most poignant and versatile live performers you could ever hope to stumble across. Whether she is crooning in the corner of a Tucson bar or fronting a five-piece collective, Dissard commands an audience unlike many others.” (Santa Barbara Independent/USA)
‘L’Entredeux’ :
”Enchanting” (Now Toronto/CA) – “Fabulous. Stunning” (Ottawa Xpress/CA) – “Beautiful and coherent, understated and entrancing” (Blurt/USA) – “Very classy, but straightforward too. Hard to characterise, excellent” (Radio3.CBC/CA) – “Plumbs for the soul of both traditions and re-invents them both.” (Rochester City Newspaper/USA) – “Striking in its ability to seamlessly fuse styles that seemed previously to be wholly disparate” (Buffalo News/USA) – “Heart-melting debut” (Philadelphia Weekly/USA) – “The effect is magical” (Democrat & Chronicle/USA) – “An enchanting listen” (New Haven Advocate/USA) – “Something like ’70s import movie music. It is delightfully noncommercial and full of risks.” (San Diego Reader/USA) – “Pick of the Week: Her work has a lovely, mournful lilt, a sort of Parisian blues. Even those of us who don’t speak French cannot help but be touched by the stark beauty of her phrasing.” (LA Weekly/USA) – “Flush with bluesy overtones and a sultriness that doesn’t veer into lounge-cheese territory.” (Ottawa Citizen/CA) – “Seductive French lyrics, brooding ballads and a sultry, alternative jazz/neo-lounge vibe” (Washington Post/CA)