Le Question - Sonopresse 1971
Only in glimpses the I sense freshness and timelessness that characterizes most of her previous albums and best songs in general. Her collaboration with Brazilian guitarist and arranger, Tuca, has led this album heavily towards a MOR style spiced up with jazzy undertones; a more mature direction, some might say.
Unlike albums of her album from the 1960s, I also feel that this album comes out pretty dated. Although everything is done skillfully and professionally, it never really comes to life as a whole.
Only in a few cases I retrieve what I expect from a classic Hardy album. The quiet and acoustic "Doigts" written by Hardy herself is a nice little song, which despite its short playing-time manages turn on the listener's (my) attention. Also, the very catchy "Bati mon nid" has everything I could wish for a Francoise Hardy single.
But again, what people may think of "Le Question" ultimately depends on taste.