Rapid-fire conga’s, screaming Hammond organ and a driving mod-beat: Ecoutez by Elsa is at least something to hear, indeed. It’s one of the top tracks on Très Chic, the sequel to the French filles-compilation Ace Records released in 2010. Again, this blog gets a mention in the credits – merci bien. If you’re a regular visitor, you might be underwhelmed by the tracklist containing Yeye-standards like Comment te dire adieu, Jazz à gogo and Tut, Tut, Tut, Tut. But there’s the wonderful, Gainsbourg-penned Au Risque de te deplaire by Marie-Blanche Vergne and the English translation of 7 Heures du Matin by Jacqueline Taieb. That, plus the excellent artwork and insightful info makes this a must-have.