The prince of French chanson's last two CDs boxed together. He has written for a string of famous chanteuses (Juliette Gréco, Françoise Hardy, Valerie Lagrange), and usually whispers his lyrics behind a dark fringe. But on his third solo venture, A L'origine, Biolay finally lets go and comes up with something that is rockier, wilder and more assured. Virgin. 2005.