Book Reviews

Albums Reviews

NOT ME : A MEMOIR (2019)

“Often improbably funny, too, Not Me is without doubt one of the best books I've read this year.” Andrew Smith, Moondust and Totally Wired

“Not just painfully honest, but viscerally, brutally honest - a struggle for survival, and ultimately self-acceptance.” John Parish, Let England Shake and How Animals Move


CIBOLA GOLD : BEST OF 2008-2015 (2016)

"Das Album ist grandios" (SoundChecker, DE)

“Nicht nur Chanson Américaine, es ist auch Musik extraordinaire” (DeutschlandRadio Kultur Tonart, DE)

“Sung largely in French, this is an album that’s by turns serious, humorous, strident, gentle and, above all, absolutely unique" (R2 Magazine, UK)

“Dunkelheit, Drama; Aufbruch, Licht; neue Energie. Respekt.” (Frankfurt Journal, DE)

“A qui s’addresse Cibola Gold ? Aux étourdis passés à côté de l’oeuvre d’une voix singulière.” (Magic/FR)



“Assisted in her artistic efforts by the redoutable Yan Péchin and the exquisitely intense Allyson Ezell, Marianne Dissard proves, once more, that her talent works as well in the captured spell of live performance as it does in the studio.” (Blues Bunny/UK)

Top 2015 Albums. Another haunting knockout from Marianne Dissard […] There’s no other short album released this year that can compare with this.” (New York Music Daily/USA)


THE CAT. NOT ME (2013)

“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)

“Her finest work. It’s the culmination of her ideas” (Off The Tracks/NZ)

“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)


L’ABANDON (2011)

“Marvelous. An outstanding batch of songs, rich in the romance of French chanson and delivered in vibrant rock shades.” (Blurt/USA)

“Dramatic but never theatrical, forceful but never strident. Finally, perhaps, a female Nick Cave that we can actually believe in” (MetroMag’/New Zealand)

“Cliff-hanging liaison between Chanson and Rock. Complex and yet stringent, experimental and extravagant, dramatic and sexy” (Musikwoche/DE)

“Quelle richesse, quelle diversité, quelle complexité ! Voilà un disque parfaitement inclassable, insaisissable" (Le Parisien/FR)

“A hell of a wild ride” (Sunday Star Times/New Zealand)

“Timeless creation” (Tagesspiegel/DE)

“Provocative scenes that brand strong impressions into the imagination” (Bitch Magazine/USA)

“Punk-meets-folk, gritty, energetic and, probably because of the husky French vocals, incredibly sexy” (New Zealand Herald/New Zealand)




“7/10″ (Pop Matters/USA)

“8/10. As urgent as Patti Smith, as indifferent as Nico, and as sexy as Nancy Sinatra.″ (Blurt/USA)

“A fantastic album. 4/5 Stars” (Venus Magazine/USA)

“Definitely one of our favorite albums of 2010.” (Lucid Culture/USA)



”Enchanting” (Now Toronto/CA)

“Fabulous. Stunning” (Ottawa Xpress/CA)

“Cet album est une des merveilles de l’année” (Magic/FR)

“Orfèvre en textes poignants” (Bertrand Dicale RFI/FR)

“Beautiful and coherent, understated and entrancing” (Blurt/USA)

“Very classy, but straightforward too. Hard to characterise, excellent” (Radio3.CBC/CA”)

“Heart-melting debut” (Philadelphia Weekly/USA)

“Pick of the Week: Even those of us who don’t speak French cannot help but be touched by the stark beauty of her phrasing.” (LA Weekly/USA)

“Striking in its ability to seamlessly fuse styles that seemed previously to be wholly disparate” (Buffalo News/USA)



“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. Dissard commands an audience unlike many others.” (Santa Barbara Independent/USA)