~ Release group by Charlotte Gainsbourg


5:55 is the second album by French musician and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. It is also her first album release in twenty years. Charlotte collaborated on the album with French duo Air, English musician Jarvis Cocker, and Irish singer-songwriter Neil Hannon, as well as Radiohead's main producer Nigel Godrich. "The Songs That We Sing" and "5:55" were released as singles. The album went platinum in France, selling over 500,000 copies. In the United States, the album sold a modest 22,000 copies. "The Songs That We Sing" was #78 on Rolling Stone '​s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.

In order to distance herself from her famous father and mother (Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin), Charlotte decided to sing most of the album in English (leaving only one song in French, "Tel Que Tu Es", meaning "Such As You Are"). Critics have been very positive in France, describing this effort as a total achievement from all points of view. English critics have been more mixed, saying that Charlotte's second album does not sound all that different compared with the work of her parents. Notably, Pitchfork Media's review described the album's erotic lyrical content as reminiscent of Serge Gainsbourg's, and Charlotte's vocal approach as highly similar to that of her mother.

The first single, "The Songs That We Sing" was also included in the soundtrack to the 2009 film The Uninvited.

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
5:55 CD 11 Because Music 3116662 3596971166625
5:55 CD 11 Because Music 3116672 3596971166724
5:55 CD 11 Because Music 2564 63652 2 825646365227
5:55 CD 11 Because Music 5051011-5911-2-9 5051011591129
5:55 CD 13 Vice Records (Brooklyn, US indie) 94703-2 075678999680


associated singles: 5:55: The Remixes
The Songs That We Sing
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/master/55572 [info]
Wikidata: Q2817752 [info]
Wikipedia: en: 5:55 [info]