“blamed”? I think French Touch is a very elegant term! I wrote this for The Guardian on a similiar subject: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/nov/18/10-best-french-touch-daft-punk-st-germain-motorbass
I got grief for including an English track in it: Pete Heller’s Big Love. But I lived in Paris in the French Touch times and that was a big, big track.