President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni
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It's not every newlywed who gets reviewed by critics, but Carla Bruni isn't every newlywed.
The former supermodel and brand new first lady of France – who married President Nicolas Sarkozy earlier this month – has a new album on the market, and Billboard
magazine is raving with delight.
"Pure pleasure," says the music-industry publication of Bruni's No Promises
. "Less than a minute into Carla Bruni's second album, you're just like the French president: hopelessly seduced."
In terms of her voice, the 40-year-old Bruni's "gossamer alto" is compared to Marianne Faithfull's as she delivers "11 of the world's most celebrated English-language poems, set to her own simple, seaside folk."
Final summation: "As mature as it is playful." Also sounds like a good recipe for marriage.
– Stephen M. Silverman