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Seventh Tree

Goldfrapp

2008

Seventh Tree

Album Summary

Seventh Tree is the fourth studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp. It was released on 22 February 2008 by Mute Records. It was named after a dream Alison Goldfrapp had about a "very large tree". Taking inspiration from paganism and surreal English children's books, Goldfrapp described the album as a "sensual counterpoint to the glitterball glamour of Supernature", their previous studio album from 2005.Seventh Tree became the duo's most critically acclaimed album since their 2000 debut Felt Mountain, with critics praising their new sound and their bravery for abandoning the dance atmosphere of their previous two albums. The album debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart with 46,945 copies sold in its first week. Four singles were released from the album. "A&E" was released as the lead single on 11 February 2008, peaking at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. The album's second single, "Happiness", peaked at number 25 on the UK chart, while the third single, "Caravan Girl", reached number 54. "Clowns" was released as the fourth and final single, charting at number 115 in the UK.

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Rating

3.08

Votes

4423

Genres

  • Electronica
  • Pop
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Sat Apr 09 2022
3

This is the dreamy kind of music that sounds pleasant while it's playing, but it doesn't really go anywhere and you forget what each song sounded like as soon as it's ended.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
3

Pleasant but very samey. I've listened to it multiple times, and though the sound is nicely atmospheric, i am not really drawn to any track in particular.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

BORING!!!!! Who decides this is one of the 1001 albums I must hear before I die? Only a second star cause the girl on the cover looks like Goldie Hawn

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Sat Jun 11 2022
2

Another case where I do not understand what this album has of extraordinary.

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Thu Jul 07 2022
2

Pleasant. Mild. Nice. Pretty. Wears a cardigan and hides behind fringes.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
2

Goldfrapp’s airy voice just doesn’t do it for me

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Mon Sep 05 2022
2

Really, really dull. It's kinda pleasant in small doses I guess but this kind of music isn't really my thing. There was one song that stuck out (Happiness? I don't even care enough to look it up) that was pretty good and stood out but this was a "it's just there" album. Ultimately I have no clue why it was included, but I can see some people really liking it

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Fri Sep 16 2022
1

What a boring album. It was only 45 minutes, but half way through I thought to myself it needed to be over. It was not. The lyrics remind me of indie music, but there is more electronica to the music. Uninspiring and unmemorable.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
5

Beautiful album. Sat listening on a soggy February day and it took me to a warm sunny summer's afternoon.

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Tue Mar 29 2022
5

Bra greier, dette blir med videre.

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Fri May 06 2022
5

Of the albums I’m listening to for the first time on this list, this might be the best so far. I had only really known Goldfrapp from ‘Ooh La La’ being in commercials in the 2000s. This was fairly different from what I would have expected given what I knew of her (and upon listening to some of their other top songs, this was a different direction for them). I was so surprised though on this that every song hit. I was expecting eventually there was one that didn’t work but right up until the end it was still working. This album is going to stay in the rotation.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
5

I did not expect this gorgeous melodic treat. I loved this album. Added, with pleasure.

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Sat Sep 10 2022
5

Smooth sound. Pleasantly surprised.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
5

Awesome!

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

beautiful!

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

Loved this! I knew of Goldfrapp but never really took much notice. Great vocals, lovely, airy music and fine melodies. Definitely worth more listening time!

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Great production and nice sound but generally pretty down tempo. 7/10

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

7/10. Some really enjoyable stuff, but the vibe was a bit too mopey for my taste. I liked the other Goldfrapp music that Spotify started shuffling after I finished though.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

7/10 nice dreamy pop music but it kinda put me to sleep at times

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Really good. Plenty of variety, unpredictable changes and interesting from start to finish.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Not what I was expecting

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Never heard it before but really enjoyable.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

A 4 as you like some of their other albums more. Good stuff though

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

Nice album to listen to. I've never heard of this group and I enjoyed hearing them. I can see myself listening again.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Clowns, Happiness, Road to somewhere

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

A classic

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

At first I wasn't into this album, but then Happiness came on

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

4.25

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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

Jeg likte denne. Fikk litt hipp A.kraus-vibber. legger denne i biblioteket av album jeg skal høre mer på.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

Not like their others, same quality.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

Creo que el rocksito de estos tiempos no se explicaría sin Goldfrapp. Debo reconocer que en su momento nunca me llamó porque era demasiado tranquilo para mi gusto. Hoy con más paciencia y apertura encuentro muchas cosas positivas y aunque sigue siendo a ratos demasiado lento y atmosférico, cuando pisan el acelerador se escuchan muy, muy bien. Hapiness y Caravan Girl fueron las que más me gustaron.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

I liked this album when it came out despite it being a bit left-field compared to previous Goldfrapp records. Listening now, I still enjoy the high pop elements but occasionally it does swoop into bland territory, albeit perfectly fine and well produced musical wallpaper. Happiness and A&E are great songs.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

Listened Before? N This was actually great! A little weird at first but they have a unique sound and I love it. Added to Library? N Song added to Playlist: A&E

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Sun May 01 2022
4

Muy chulo. Más melódico que el disco que conocía

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Tue May 17 2022
4

I like this a lot. Great melodies that are just unexpected enough to be constantly interesting yet still completely accessible. "Happiness" is a particular favourite - I love the classic-pop progression combined with electronics; fantastic. If you'd told me "Road to Somewhere" or "Monster Love" was Kate Bush I wouldn't have batted an eye. The album drags just a bit in parts - each song in isolation is quite good, but the album suffers a little from too many similarly slow-paced songs. Pacing could have been a bit better overall, but in sum I really enjoyed this - nothing necessarily chill-inducing but I'll listen to this again. 7/10 4 stars

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Wed May 18 2022
4

Very pretty, can hear lots of Alpine

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Thu May 26 2022
4

Cool vibes but less engaging energy than I was hoping for. Closer to Joni Mitchell than Bjork. Nice enough but could have done with an electro banger or two to make me sit up and take notice.

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Sun May 29 2022
4

i fell asleep to this album but in a good way

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Mon May 30 2022
4

dejligt

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Thu Jun 02 2022
4

No está mal. Algo popi

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

Sounds like a mix of the Cocteau Twins and Kate Bush. No worse for that.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

Got some Joni Mitchel vibes from the opening track. Not sure what she's talking about though - hard to decipher, but the song's called "clowns" and I heard the word "titties," so I'm guessing this is some condemnation on cosmetic surgery and fake appearances - which I can dig. Or maybe I'm totally wrong. Very nice song though. The next two remind me of Electric Light Orchestra, especially in the case of "Happiness" sounding like "Mr. Blue Sky." This album is growing on me, which I did not expect. Next the album strolls into Pink Floyd "Dark Side" territory before really settling in its own thing for the final few tracks. I will definitely come back to this album from time to time. Good stuff!

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

first listen a lovely album

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

Nice and dreamy, whimsical. Makes me curious about this band, which I've been aware of but have not listened to much.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

i only knew goldfrapp's music from supernature. this album was a complete departure! and i like it. it's serene. actually, it's surprisingly serene considering the variety of topics goldfrapp covers on this album. it's a nice easy listen, almost like you don't have to pay attention to the lyrics, but the lyrics are beautiful. each song is unique and has such purpose. overall, a lovely listen that i can't wait to come back to.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

Ikke det jeg forventet, men bra. Hadde forventet noe mer elektronisk. Minner litt om Beth Orton

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Entertaining and smooth. I'll try out more of their stuff.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Pop, electrónica. Chill out.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

This Album was right in my wheel house when it comes to some soft pop! This album made me super happy and hit me in the feels in the right way possible! Standouts include Happiness, Some People, and Caravan Girl

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

A very interesting album. It has a vaguely ethereal feeling to all the songs, many of which have honestly fairly depressing themes. That being said, all the songs in the album were great to listen to, if you happen to be in the right mood for this sort of music. Standouts in the album for me are "Happiness" and "A&E", both of which hit very good instrumental and lyrical themes that honestly keep you paying attention to the music.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Мне даже больше Адель понравилось, но всё равно местами уныло.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

I was familiar with their more dance-tronic material as well as the 2000 release that had a James Bond vibe happening and more in-your-face, eclectic instrumentation to offset Goldfrapp's airy voice. This is more mellow and understated by comparison. It was brave to release this after a chart-topping dance album. The subtle songs and elegant production take a while to grow on you, but I like it. Between a 3 and 4 for me.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

Muy chulo. Más melódico que el disco que conocía

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

A&E is the absolute standout track on this.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Some really nicely written relaxed pop stuff

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Removed again. Yeah fair enough. Felt Mountain is obviously great, Black Cherry is possibly even better so if a 2nd Goldfrapp album is going in it's 100% that one, I love both those albums and regularly go back to them. I stepped off though at Ooh La La because it sounded just like Train but without the character so I thought, ah, out of ideas. So I never listened to Supernature - I think I may have listened to Seventh Tree once as it cropped up in year end lists but it definitely didn't leave an impression on me at the time. So, here goes... Will this be another lush, sumptuous album you could just drown in... or not? And the answer is.... Well the first track is certainly gorgeous. More than a hint of those sweeping John Barry strings that have always hovered around their sound. To be fair, it stays good. Not the same impact as those two albums but enough to encourage me to check out their later stuff and give this a listen again.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

This is a great late night, chill vibes album. Was really nice to get play chess and listen to monster love. Felt like a French version of Japanese breakfast

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

I’ve always loved Goldfrapp but haven’t heard this album. What a surprisingly chill album. I like it but wanted something more upbeat. I thought I would enjoy it better if I was in a chill mood.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

A dreamy sound and a departure from the future electronica sound Goldfrapp usually bring, Alison’s vocals soar over lush arrangements. Occasionally straying into CocoRosie territory but nevertheless still a perfectly relaxing album.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

Good

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

ALBUM RATING: 3.5 ALBUM GRADE: B- TRACK RATINGS: 1. Clowns - 4.0 2. Little Bird - 4.0 3. Happiness - 3.0 4. Road to Somewhere - 4.0 5. Eat Yourself - 3.5 6. Some People - 3.5 7. A&E - 3.5 8. Cologne Cerrone Houdini - 3.5 9. Caravan Girl - 3.0 10. Monster Love - 3.5

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Aika kaunista. Pitkästä aikaa jotain, mitä kuuntelee mielellään.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Brilliant sideways move into pastoral and gentle psychedelia. Synths are gentle washes and pulses, a move that absolutely suited them.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Great album, very dreamy and poppy, just my style. Good recommendation

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

At first I wasn't digging it, but as the album went on it got kind of catchy.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
4

Reminds me of Cocteau Twins and I'm a big fan of this genre in general. Dreamy, chill.. a great album to listen to on a cold and rainy Saturday morning. "Happiness" was beautiful. One of the best new songs I've found through this so far (300 albums in, time flies dude!)

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

Love it!

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

I gave this two listens, lots of beautiful singing, chilled rhythms and pleasant vibes. Will come back to it for sure.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

I like goldfrapp. This is a good one too.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

New artist to me and this album sounds the best since it’s less electronic and more mellow

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

"Everything goes around, bringing us back again;" sings Alison Goldfrapp, with appropriate naivety for such a bland closing lyric- "here is where we start and where we end." It figures: on their fourth album, the duo step back towards their downtempo roots of lush electronica, moving away from striking nu-glam and sitting contentedly mid-stream. "Seventh Tree" is a strange inclusion on this list: perhaps it was added to an early edition just after release (when Goldfrapp had reputations as critics' darlings) and swiftly replaced by greater works as the editions rolled on. Regardless, this is a solid album that satisfies without stretching. Its tone is pastoral, optimistic, nostalgic. "Clowns" opens with washes of reverb and acoustic guitar arpeggios, a distant whispered vocal recalling Cocteau Twins and some gentle strings to carry us through the last minute. Atmospherically, it's a perfect fit, sitting alongside other album tracks like "Some People" and "Cologne Cerrone Houdini" as Goldfrapp at their mystifying, seductive peak. What caught me off-guard was the album's more upbeat side. "Caravan Girl" and "Happiness" are straight up bangers with clear choruses, prominent percussion and driving rhythms, while "A&E" is very strong single material. There's a good range to "Seventh Tree" which keeps it fresh, although if we're being honest, none of it really has the feeling of innovation or excitement. Often, the music's strength is let down a bit by generic lyrics- even titles like "Road to Somewhere" and "Monster Love" feel lacking, vague and uninspired. Most of it comes off as just "nice" by the end, which I'd still take over "dull". There are certainly some gems in here and I'm glad I got to hear it.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

It’s ok but this genre isn’t my favorite. The Melodie’s were ok but not that great. I also felt the lyrics were difficult to follow. I’m bout sue what this album was on the list, sadly.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
3

Gentle and soothing

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Tue Jan 25 2022
3

Pretty nice atmospheric jams. The whole album blends together into an easily digestible but also easily forgettable package.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

Var ikke som sådan noget der stak ud. Men der var dog ikke et par gode numre

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Mon Jan 31 2022
3

Sweet album. My first from the artist and I would say I'd like to give some of their other albums a listen. Gentle and strong sounds here. 3.5/5

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Sat Feb 05 2022
3

The so-far Goldfrapp albums are distinct, but about as nice. This one is a stylistic departure from the dance-oriented sound I prefer, but maintains strong - especially vocal - elements. Seventh Tree sounds like a cul-de-sac record, an entry in a genre which could have grown but faded away. There are brighter examples of that light, some of which I discovered through the list. But this duo's sound will always find its way home.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

Really liked this. Great voice and enjoyed the slightly slow ambient pace.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

Dreamy whispering, not their best, borderline Muzak

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Sat Feb 12 2022
3

Surprenant, jaime le vibe. 3.5

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Tue Feb 15 2022
3

Guess I'm not really a fan of this kind of music. This was ok but basically a worse Cocteau Twins or maybe Portishead. Don't think I'd ever choose this over one of them.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
3

First song is a bit of Carly Simon-esque, and doesn't really set a good tone for this album. I like to vibe and tone. And even though she tries to look like Napoleon on the cover, she manages to carry this album. Definitely a repeat listen.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

never heard it in full, good mellow record

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Sat Feb 26 2022
3

It was okay. I liked the vibe.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
3

A good album to chill and relax, a little repetitive but it's ok. I am going to listen this album again, but in a rainy day with a couple of coffee

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Tue Mar 08 2022
3

Me gusta bastante Goldfrapp, sobre todo por su primer disco y desde ahí la inercia me tira. Me gustan: Happiness, Road to somewhere, A&E, Cologne Cerrone Houdini y Caravan Girl. Es un disco tranquilo con poca electrónica que entiendo que no gustará a todos pero merece una escucha.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
3

Didn't think I'd be into it as much as I was.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

Definitely a headphones album. I think I expected something higher energy. It's nice though.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
3

Doesn't offend and like some of the lo fi videos. Ultimately it fades into the background. For me it is not a classic to return to. The playlist continued into Supernature which I enjoyed more. Cover art: 2/5

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Was not expecting Goldfrapp to be on this list! Never listened to this album before and in a wild turn of events, it was very calming. I thought she had more upbeat things but this felt like a relaxing album. Reminded me of someone just meandering around a field of flowers not knowing where they are going next.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
3

Mellow, pleasant. A lot less electronic-heavy than the last album I got ("Felt Mountain"), though the influences are still there. A little sleepy, though I personally enjoyed the album's ending. Favorite tracks: "Caravan Girl", "Monster Love"

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Sun Apr 10 2022
3

Pretty calming stuff. Words are a little unclear at some parts. The end of Little Bird is really good. I like caravan.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

Está… pos bonito. Sin más. Algunos momentos acústicos "monos" y ella tiene una muy linda voz, pero en ningún momento me enloqueció o tomó mi atención completa. Creo que luego checaré más de Goldfrapp porque, por lo que leí, este es el disco "raro" en el que tiene ondas más acústicas. Por ahora, se lleva 3 estrellas solo por su voz.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

I like Goldfrapp - but I think they’ve done better

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

This was a good indie/relax music

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Sat Apr 23 2022
3

Je commence à comprendre la haine de mon camarade robpecunière encers ce groupe, en effet sa présence à de multiples reprises est difficilement compréhensible. De plus, la patte trip-hop de Goldfrapp qui m'avait tant plû sur leur premier album a ici complétement disparue. Une copie à revoir donc.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
3

Cet album marque la fin d'une semaine rythmée par le conflit qui m'oppose à Robert. Celui-ci a en effet tenté de me nuire à trois reprises. Laissez-moi tout vous expliquer. Vous savez que je défie Robert Dimery en participant à des soirées karaoké transgressant le septième commandement dont j'ai déjà beaucoup parlé (je vous invite à lire mes précédentes critiques). Ma participation à ces soirées m'est rendue possible par le vide laissé dans mon emploi du temps le lendemain entre huit et dix heures du matin. Oui mais voilà, alors que j'étais tranquillement installé sur une chaise mercredi dernier, l'un des professeurs avec qui je travaille vint me trouver: « - Bonjour, Robtentaculaire. - Qu'est-ce qu'y a ? - Je viens de recevoir un message venu d'en haut et je dois te prévenir que mon cours normalement prévu à onze heures quarante-cinq le jeudi est déplacé à huit heures. - QUOI ?!" Nul doute que Robert était derrière ce changement. Le problème est que lorsqu'on me cherche, on me trouve. C'est pour cette raison que j'ai très rapidement réagi de la façon suivante : je me suis rendu sur le site de rencontre extrapeze.org, site permettant à quiconque mais surtout à moi de rencontrer les ex-fréquentations d'eltrapeze se trouvant à proximité. J'ai donc placé la zone de recherche dans un rayon de trois cents mètres autour du bar proposant le karaoké et le logiciel y localisa neuf ex-compagnes d'eltrapeze. Après une série d'entretiens individuels (et un entretien collectif à quatre organisé par manque de temps) , je sélectionnai l'une des prétendantes. Depuis lors, j'ai la possibilité de récupérer mes deux heures de sommeil entre mercredi et jeudi en dormant directement chez elle. La deuxième attaque de Robert à mon encontre s'est tenue il y a trois jours. Celui-ci s'est assuré que les écouteurs que je venais d'acheter (Robert a gelé mon enceinte JBL) s'autodétruisent au bout de quelques heures d'utilisation. Ce fut le cas alors que je me trouvais dans le bus en direction de mon école. J'écoutais paisiblement une chanson de supermarket-pop signée par Ed Sheeran quand les écouteurs explosèrent dans mes oreilles sous le regard médusé des personnes assises à côté de moi. N'en déplaise à Robert, j'ai consulté un ORL et mes tympans fonctionnent à merveille. Sa troisième offensive réside bien sûr dans la génération d'un album de ses amis rencontrés en Erasmus, Goldfrapp, groupe que je déteste comme vous tous. Seulement je dois dire que pour la première fois, je n'ai pas trouvé leur projet atroce. Robert, je te l'annonce, il en faudra plus pour me déstabiliser.

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Mon Apr 25 2022
3

Classic

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Tue Apr 26 2022
3

I couldn't understand a fucking thing said inthe opening track. Had to use the lyrics on spotify. After that one though it's like the rest kicked in for me. I thought it was okay, it was kicking folk/lounge/bedroom rock vibes. And I didn't mind, but I think I have other music I prefer to it.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

white girl pop folk

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

It's interesting to get repeat artists on here, but experience something completely different between albums. The first goldfrapp album I got was very instrumental, and went into some interesting places. This album seems to be a bit more generic, lady singing over some electronic music. It was ok, very average. They should have kept doing the more creative work like the previous album.

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Tue May 17 2022
3

she had a very beautiful voice but it got a little boring and this style of music isn’t for me because it’s super mellow, but it was pretty.

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Thu May 19 2022
3

A post-Lilith fairy? Whimsical and deserving a more careful listen.

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Fri May 27 2022
3

Buen álbum

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Mon May 30 2022
3

Moderne singer/songwriter, looove, roligt, solid vokal

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Fri Jun 10 2022
3

I do like it, but it's all a bit samey.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
3

A little too soft and diffused for my tastes.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
3

+++

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Mon Jun 20 2022
3

This is the fourth album from the English electronic duo Goldfrapp. It marks a departure from their previous albums' electronic dance sound to something more ambient and folky - affectionally named Folktronica. This change led to mostly positive reviews by critics and fans. The music is brave, beautiful, and a nice change of pace. Although it is slower than the usual electronica, so it's best played during "chill-out" periods. I liked the sound of this album, but it's so slow and subtle that it melts into the background unless you're focused on it.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
3

Звук очень интересный, как и вокал. Откликнулось. Но к концу становится уже однообразным. Особенно странно, что это альбом без наиболее известных песен группы, которые я знаю и которые прекрасны. 6 из 10

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Fri Jun 24 2022
3

I have enjoyed the other Goldfrapp projects that the Album Generator has given me. Not this one as much. It's got the chill vibes and pleasant sounds I enjoyed in the past but unfortunately tips into boring pretty early on. Personally I would not have included this album on this list. Nice hat, though.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
3

Definitely liked her earlier stuff more, this just feels a bit less interesting.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
3

A mixture of songs I find just okay, and, as the album goes on, songs that I actively dislike. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and call it a 3.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
3

This album was folky, ambient, and dreamy, but not so much so that I was bored or lulled into sleep. Elements of indie-pop and electronica keep it from being too lo-fi and ultimately help to break up most of the monotony that can come with albums of this type. Based on what I already know about Goldfrapp, I like how they were able to blend some of their typical, more dance-oriented elecrontic style with this more ambient genre. Ultimately, I think they did a great job doing it. I don't usually review the album art unless something specifically catches me. Well, let me just say that before hearing this album, based on the album art, I thought I was going to be in for some weird swashbuckling, sea-chanty indie music. I was thankfully wrong about that. Road to Somewhere, A&E, and Cologne Cerrone Houdini were all standout tracks for me!

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

Heilt ok

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

Likte denne. Men ikkje heilt oppe i fire stjerner.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Började tråkigt, men blev bättre. Gillar stegringen i energi genom albumet.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
3

sounded nice but listened in the background

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Tue Jul 19 2022
3

I love Goldfrapp. 3.3⭐

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

C’est plutôt cool, mais ça manque un peu de mordant. C’est un peu fade en d’autres mots.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

Happiness

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Sat Jul 30 2022
3

Dream pop. Ni fu ni fa.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

Ehh

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Wed Aug 03 2022
3

The music is chilled out but but still moves and compliments her angelic voice

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

takes a few more listens to get into it, its alright but still not standing out that much. has a bit of an artsy vibe to it

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

I relistened and on the second go I actually found it was nice having it on in the background while doing stuff.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

Fairly generic - A&E is easily the best song on the album

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

Dream pop. Ni fu ni fa.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
3

I liked this, but every song started to sound the same after awhile. The only real standout track for me was “Happiness.” I was optimistic about this album at first, but every song felt like it hit the same mood, so I doubt I would listen again. Also not a fan of her breathy singing.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

3 I really liked the sound of a lot of songs on this album, but I also don't feel like they imparted much of a lasting impression on me. It almost felt like an ambient album, but a good ambient album at that... like a lot of these songs would go hard if used effectively in a movie or show. The songs that utilized strings (like Cologne Cerrone Houdini) were definitely the standouts for me over the more electronic ones. Very much feels like a situational listen. Favorite songs: Little Bird, Cologne Cerrone Houdini, Caravan Girl

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

Nice sound. Good music to work to for sure.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
3

The album sounds good, but doesn't offer anything to write home about in the songwrighting department, making this a nicely quiet, but unremarkable listen. Still 3/5

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Sun Sep 04 2022
3

Nicht schlecht, aber irgendwie langweilig.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
3

Hooked from the first tune. I’m surprised I’ve never heard of this artist. Sufjan meets Enya meets Pink Floyd, hints of The Beach Boys and the Beatles, with a little bit of indie edge sprinkled in. Pleasing reverby vocals, synths from every era, cool key changes.

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Sun Sep 25 2022
3

ok

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

Clowns- don't like garbled vocals here, sounds like those what English sounds like to non-English speakers Little Bird- lyrics intentionally simplistic.l like production on this Happiness- like lyrics, production👍 Road to somewhere - definitely conjures up a particular vibe effectively👍 Eat yourself- weird unintelligible vocals Some people-completely unremarkable A+E - love concept of song, executed well. Also production at end👍 Colonge ceronne Houdini - another aimless journey song Caravan girl-- this is another perfectly fine but unremarkable song Monster love - interesting concept but doesn't click for me personally Middle of the road for me. Mostly pleasant but nothing stands out except A+E Worst: clowns 3/5

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

I thought this was quite pleasant sounding upon the first listen, but in the second round it already started to feel a bit empty.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

Is Goldfrapp the Lenny Kravitz of the electropop? Many of their albums have the perfect sound and always contains a good share of strong songs but also sound a bit too much pastiche. A good example here is Cologne Cerrone Houdini: very obvious references to 70s euro disco (not only in the title but also the Amanda Lear way of singing etc). It is a 5-star song so great, but I am a little less keen on all those English folk references and usually go for a different Goldfrapp album. Overall score: 3.5.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

very Lana and Hatchie esque, amazing first song

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

Fine without being anything spectacular

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

ok. Interesting

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Sun Nov 06 2022
3

Pretty good. Pretty forgettable. Dreamy folk pop.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
3

Music for car adverts. Pure listening wall paper. Best Tracks: Clowns; Happiness; A&E

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

Surprisingly solid eh Nolan? Nolan: Yuh

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

I loved Goldfrapp's first album; it was retro and modern in a way that hadn't really been done before. The follow-up went in a new electroclash direction that was just as good. Somehow, I never heard this, but it doesn't feel quite as adventurous as the first two albums. Instead, it plays it safe with Radio 2-friendly pop.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
2

It had a cool sound but nothing really stood out for me.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
2

Nowt spesh

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Fri Mar 18 2022
2

Another entry in the series of "the people who made this list fell asleep at the wheel for the picks from this century." Of course, it's a decent project. And I've heard of Goldfrapp, only for their big hit single "Ooh La La," which is nowhere near this album. Instead, it's a more laidback album, akin to some of the more indie/alt stuff that we get on the list. I took a look and there's another Goldfrapp album on the list, and it's also NOT the one that contains their biggest hits. Who's making these decisions? I'm sorry this album had to catch a stray today but damn, it's just really puzzling picks. Favorite tracks: Little Bird, Road to Somewhere, Cologne Cerrone, Houdini. Album art: Portrait shot of the lead singer I think. Nothing special. 2.5/5

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Fri Mar 18 2022
2

Different…. Enjoyed a few songs

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Fri Mar 18 2022
2

Som bem feito, mas não é meu estilo

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Mon Apr 18 2022
2

I didn’t know I knew one of the tracks (Eat Yourself). Very sleepy. “Cologne Cerrone Houdini” almost had me feeling something—but honestly Beck did it way better. “Twee,” according to Spotify. Sleepy twee?

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Mon Apr 25 2022
2

Je n'étais vraiment pas dans ce mood là lors de ma première écoute. Une fois en meilleure position pour écouter cet album, je trouvais que ça ne décollait pas. Ça a pris l'arrivée de la batterie dans la pièce Little Bird pour commencer à être intéressant. Ce n'est pas un mauvais album, il y a des sonorités intéressantes, mais il n'y a pas une pièce qui se démarque et qui me donne envie de remettre l'album. Peut-être que le groupe a d'autres albums plus originaux, mais pour 2008, c'est un album générique de folktronica qui ne réinvente rien.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
2

Ok pop. Less random than the other on the list.

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Mon May 02 2022
2

did hee haw for me but was quite nice

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Fri May 13 2022
2

Queste prime 2 canzoni conciliano il sonno. Tutte molto basiche, non pessimo, ma non più di 2.

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Tue May 31 2022
2

Zweverige pop, niks voor mij

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Tue Jun 07 2022
2

I didn't know Goldfrapp, she sings well but it's not the kind of music I like.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
2

Not my jam, little ethereal, all the songs sounded similar to me

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Thu Jun 30 2022
2

Trodde han var en mann.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
2

Meh.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
2

Après cette nouvelle écoute, je ne suis pas encore séduit par cet album. Le nom du groupe est assez important pour avoir un album dans cette liste, mais je ne crois pas que celui-ci est le bon. Voici ce que j'en ai déjà dit: "Je n'étais vraiment pas dans ce mood là lors de ma première écoute. Une fois en meilleure position pour écouter cet album, je trouvais que ça ne décollait pas. Ça a pris l'arrivée de la batterie dans la pièce Little Bird pour commencer à être intéressant. Ce n'est pas un mauvais album, il y a des sonorités intéressantes, mais il n'y a pas une pièce qui se démarque et qui me donne envie de remettre l'album. Peut-être que le groupe a d'autres albums plus originaux, mais pour 2008, c'est un album générique de folktronica qui ne réinvente rien."

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Thu Aug 04 2022
2

Goldfrapp is another group I had not listened to before now. Apparently, Goldfrapp was a duo who performed, produced, and mixed this album with a slew of guest artists. While i appreciated some of the production value, this album did little else for me.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
2

2 When it first started I was worried I was in store for a tender acoustic album but it wasn’t that. Textured and layered electronic alternative was not what I expected. It had some cool moments and was kind of a vibe but nothing really blew me away Favorites: Happiness, Road to Somewhere, Cologne Cerrone Houdini,

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Fri Aug 19 2022
2

Felt like this album was going to pull me in, but couldn't quite get there. Can't say I hated, but it had a few songs I enjoyed. Not sure I would listen again, but again, but wasn't unpleasant. Liked Little Bird and how it picked up in 2nd half of sond and Happiness. Had really high hopes for Eat yourself, thought it would different, but it wasn't... 2

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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

This isn’t bad but not very memorable

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Thu Aug 25 2022
2

It's like a pastiche of Serge Gainsbourg, soft prog and Fairport Convention and I'd rather listen to any of those. I like Goldfrapp generally, but this was ten goodish songs, none of which I especially fancy listening to again. It feels like the sort of CD that people own to show off their classy taste, which probably has a thin sheen of months old cocaine on the jewel case. Good hat on the front cover though.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
2

Very dreamy. Sounds just nice. But for the expectations of this list it's a "damning with faint praise" type of situation. This might grow on me with repeated listens, but at first it didn't really grab me. At its best, like during "AE," it sounds remarkably like a Joni Mitchell song.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
2

I was really surprised that I didn't enjoy this album at all. Maybe I was just in the wrong mood for it that day? *shrug*

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Fri Aug 26 2022
2

Most of the album was a bit too experimental for me. I enjoyed a couple songs though and it's not a straight up bad album.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
2

Not really my thing…not even sure what genre this qualifies as. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

This one felt like listening to the same song for 40 minutes. Pleasant but exceedingly mediocre. 2/5

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Thu Sep 15 2022
2

Could use more synth and less indie folk.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
2

I had no real knowledge of Goldfrapp prior to listening and yet I expected to like this album a lot more than I did.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
2

I like some Goldfrapp, this was less dance pop. Just ok.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
2

I almost didn't continue to listen after the first song, but did. And it got better, but. It ended up being an easy, non-offisive album. But in the scope of the name of this project, I feel no different afterward and will not remember anything about this album.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
2

sounds legit but it's not really for me

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Sun Oct 09 2022
2

Kinda slow and boring pop, interesting style though.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
2

they all kinda sound the same

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Fri Nov 11 2022
2

Another attempt to sing like a bird that ended up sounding like a kettle. Apart from the nice buildup in "Little Bird" and the folksy summer sound of "Clowns" (what the heck are those vocals though?), this album is a bunch of terribly sung folk tunes over forgettable electronica beats. So, yeah, the mentioned 2 tracks basically saved this from a 1 star rating.

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Sat Nov 19 2022
2

Yet another one where I have no option but to chalk up to "it's here because it's English". Bland, inoffensive "dream pop" that went nowhere. Every song exactly the same. 10bpm. yawwwwwn. 2/5.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
2

The dreamy and flowy melodies from Goldfrapp show off her range as a vocalist. That being said, the songs are largely a blur and none really stan d out from the rest in a notable way. All of the orchestration and production has resulted in a great product, but not one that should be considered essential.

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Sun Nov 27 2022
2

I never knew that Goldfrapp were reputable enough to be considered for one of the “albums you must hear before you die”, but here we are. To my knowledge, I’ve only ever heard Ooh La La before today, which is not on this album. Songs I already knew: none Favourites: A&E I remain confused at the inclusion of this album if a list of supposed essential albums. There was nothing interesting happening for the most part, with only occasional songs that were at least half decent. Even my favourite song from the album A&E isn’t really a song I’d bother going back to listen to again. On the whole, I don’t really see the point of this album. It’s not unlistenable, but I still can’t really think of a reason to listen to it by choice.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
1

Trash

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Sat Apr 23 2022
1

awful

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Wed Jun 01 2022
1

A bit too whimsical for me. Seemed like a slight drug induced trance throughout the album.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
1

This was an effortful listen. I didn't particularly enjoy any of it - the vocals or the dreamy electronic music. "Caravan Girl" was better but the whole thing fell flat for me.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
1

While the songs are fine, this album really doesn’t rise to the level of “greatest” in any category

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