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Serge Gainsbourg Starter Pack

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Say what you will about Serge Gainsbourg, that he and his music were overly lewd or whatever; he was arguably the most significant voice in 20th century French pop music. Even when he was penning albums comprised mostly of shit humor (Vu de l'extérieur), the man was delivering some magnetic tunes. He was also pretty prolific during the three decades he was musically active, thus making him the perfect subject for one of these starter pack features.

Our friend Margaux helped us compile this hour-long playlist that spans Gainsbourg's career, covering his early jazz and baroque pop days, his adoption of rock and funk sounds, and his late-period stints with reggae and new wave styles. We hope you have fun with it!