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Felt Mountain

Goldfrapp

2000

Felt Mountain

Album Summary

Felt Mountain is the debut studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp. It was released on 11 September 2000 by Mute Records. The album takes influence from a variety of music styles such as 1960s pop, cabaret, folk and electronica.Felt Mountain was generally well received by music critics, and was described as "simultaneously smarmy and seductive, yet elegant and graceful". It peaked at number 57 on the UK Albums Chart, and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in October 2001. In 2001, the album was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, an annual music prize awarded for the best British or Irish album from the previous year.

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Rating

3.05

Votes

4800

Genres

  • Electronica
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Fri Aug 06 2021
5

Woah!!! This was actually really really cool. Reminds me of a bunch of contemporary artists — like Sylvan Esso (male + female duo, less dance my though), Portis Head, and even gives me Billie Eilish inspiration vibes with the eerie vocals. Also a hidden Kanye sample in here. Really enjoyed this actually haha.

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Tue May 04 2021
4

This is great! This album is yet another reminder of why I love this 1000 albums project. I doubt I'd ever hear of them or hear their music, and I love this. I don't even usually listen to electronic music, but this is different. The mix in real instruments, too, and incredible vocals. Some tracks are dreamy and haunting, which I love. Some are also downright beautiful. Some are a bit too jarring for me, but overall, very good. Thank you, 1001 albums generator!

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Mon Nov 02 2020
4

Interesting, a mix of Massive Attack-like electronic and lounge, jazz vocals. Blends really well and I can't help but wonder if they've ever done a theme to a Bond movie. "Oompah Radar" is a total miss though. Favorite tracks: "Human", "Utopia", "Felt Mountain"

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Tue Nov 10 2020
4

A good 10-12 years ahead of it's time. Wonderful album full of pleasantly strange sonic landscapes and beautiful vocals.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Never heard of this band, this album, or none of this. I LOVED IT! Kind of a trance techno jazzy tango thing. Super retro futurism of the early 2000s. I liked a lot of the remixes on the extended album. This is going into my rotation STAT.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Beautiful lyrics, inspired me to listen to the slower Goldfrapp albus like Us and really enjoyed them, didn't realised the variety of styles the band has to offer. Really enjoyed the album, particularly the first 4 tracks!

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

A delightfully intriguing album with so many influences and styles that it is a perfect album to listen to multiple times and come away with a different emotion or understanding each time.

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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

A startlingly intimate and atmospheric album. Certain songs such as Deer Stop grabbed me immediately. Alison Goldfrapp's vocals are haunting and when they are altered the effect is electric.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

This sounded like the peaceful still of snow quietly falling on compost. Outside, it was beautiful, pure and serene, while beneath the surface was decaying leaves and discarded egg shells. Together it provided an interesting mix, one that I was happy to listen to.

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Fri May 13 2022
2

That's a very impressive ability to alternate so dynamically between too boring and too weird.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

I was completely oblivious to this album but damn does that Alison Goldfrapp song some moodymusic.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

Quite nice radiohead vibes

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

Masterpiece

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Spooky, weird, but generally enjoyable. Would listen again.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Very weird Berlin Babylon vibes, loved it

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Wed Mar 24 2021
5

Absolutely love this album.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

No nyt! Tämä oli tähän saakka ensimmäinen minulle ihan uusi artisti, joka osui ja upposi ekalla kuuntelukerralla. Näiden löytöjen toivossa tätä 1001 levyn projektia tulee kuunneltua. Piti laittaa heti levy uudelle kierrokselle! Tällaiset hyvät naislaulajat ja rauhalliset biisit toimii minulle, näitä on mukava fiilistellä. Levyn ekassa biisissä on vähän sellaista Bond-tunnari -meininkiä.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

Very good

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

fucking great

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Fri Apr 16 2021
5

Perfect

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Sun Feb 28 2021
5

Me ha encantado, con la voz envolvente de la cantante y esa música evocadora

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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

Great.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
5

I saw that this album is on this list and was very much looking forward because I dig trip hop. I was not disappointed. The strings are from heaven. Goldfrapps voice at times is so similar to Beth Gibbons (Portishead) I would have believed this to be a Portishead album if I wouldn't have seen the title. Absolute favourite. Only Critique: Oompa Radar feels out of place. And it could be a bit longer!

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Thu Aug 19 2021
5

Wow, never heard of goldfrapp before, but this is sick.

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Sun Aug 22 2021
5

love love love!! very experimental yet orchestral

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Wed Dec 22 2021
5

Absolutely loved this and reminded me I should listen to Goldfrapp more often

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

in love from the first track

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

Very cool. Have not been following the series. Which Bond Movie is this for?

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Mon May 02 2022
5

There was a time when Janey and I played this album almost every day. Incredible opening track.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
5

I got into Goldfrapp last year and have gone through their entire catalogue once or twice since then. It was great to return to this album having become a lot more familiar with their music.

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Thu May 12 2022
5

I have CLEARLY missed out on this band for far too long. Headed for a deep dive this weekend! Lush and sensual. If I were in an intergalactic spaceship, we would have this on the intercom all the time. This could also be the soundtrack to parts of a James bond film. Oompah Radar is a little too lost in the funhouse and not even in a good Twin Peaks way. They lost me a bit on this one-- but only in the weird parts.. But with Utopia, we are right back on the space ship headed for Planet Xenon as we should be and everything is right with the galaxy The final track, Horse Tears is really far too good for the world we live in. It is a musical masterpiece. Opus.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
5

Sumptuous and lovely. Shades of Portishead, intricate orchestral arrangements and....yes it's ethereal. I can understand why some find it boring because it's not ordinary. It has all the ingredients I enjoy.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
5

With the first sound, I ultimately immersed myself in that musical experience. The smooth and eerie voice of Alison Goldfrapp lined up with very mystical electronic sounds is a match made in heaven. What's important is that the music has different levels in itself, providing a variety of feelings and backgrounds to the album. The album is not only made with slow, calm and trippy songs, some of them are powerful in sound and hit harder than others. The album reminded me of the summer (mind you it's the middle of the autumn and I hate cold). Favourite tracks: "Human" and "Utopia", no least favourites.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

Okay, I saw electronic and 2000, and braced for at best a two star, but this is nothing like other electronic music! The consistent vocals and more ambient tone really made me feel like I was listening to a calmer song in Radiohead or Muse's discography, rather than repetitive dance music with no clear goal. Songs weren't overly long and I just really enjoyed a lot of this. Songs were similar but not repetitive, and it was just excellent all around. Super shocked by this one.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
5

in love with this. so fun so pretty so cool. portishead vibes

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Thu Dec 01 2022
5

Hän katsoo.. Hän näkee.. 2000.. Ei saatan helveette.. Sano ruuatsalainen.. kun.. Kun sano. Uskomaton kokemus! Mitä helluntai.. MITÄ HELVETTIÄ! Niin jumalattoman mysteerinen ääni ja maisema ONKO NAINEN NOITA!!!????? Musiikilla on kaksi puolta.. Toinen.. Ulkona.. kaunis.. koristeikas.. se toinen.. Sisältä mätä, viekas, kuolevainen, hetkellinen... ohimenevä..maailmaa katseleva. This is not real. 1960 luku on se minne tässä sukelletaan.. Eikä mikään pinkki bandi(pink band pink band haha charade you are).. EI MENNÄ KUUSKYT LUKUUN EDES VAIKKA JOTKUT LUULISI vaan mennään popsutteluun..sillä popittelulla 2000-luvun menetelmillä.. niin kaunista.. mitä? Kannattaako uskoa... Uskon kysymys.. Electronica.. EI TÄSSÄ YRITETÄ EDES KUULUA MIHINKÄÄN KUN LUODAAN ÄÄNIMAISEMAA!! JA SEN VOI HELPOSTI TEHDÄ VÄÄRINN!! ANTAA KUUNTELIJALLA KAIKKI MITÄ HALUAA!!!! tässä ei anneta.. vaan vedetään.. ei nenästä.. Voikohan sitä albumi edes antaa.. ensimmäisellä kerralla.. Sitä on niin muljuteltavana... Tässä kuin tyhmä aasi jota vedetään.. naru poikki ei... voi.. Tää olis hyvä soundtrack kun pääsee paikkaan jonne on halunnut mennä. Töissä kuunnellessa... Mutta sen näki.. Kuullostaa niin vaivattomalta kokonaisuudelta... LUETAAMPA PASKIMMAT TAKET "That's a very impressive ability to alternate so dynamically between too boring and too weird." Tylsyyttäs terottaa sais tero... VEITSESTÄ PUHUN!! TERO NIMINEN! SOPIS TEIKÄN KAULALLE, SILLÄ SAADAAN TEIDÄN KALTASELTA TYLSYYS POIS ELÄMÄSTÄ!! HARKITSE VAKAVASTI!! muutama hyvä otto tähän väliin.. ”in love from the first track” sama ”There was a time when Janey and I played this album almost every day. Incredible opening track.” I also choose this guys wife ”If I were in an intergalactic spaceship, we would have this on the intercom all the time. ” tuli sama fiilis mutta tarkistuskierroksella huomasin muutamassa biisissä avaruusaiheisia lyriikoita, jonka takia parempi jättää sanomatta emmää ny sen takiia… ”intricate orchestral arrangements and....yes it's ethereal. I can understand why some find it boring because it's not ordinary. It has all the ingredients I enjoy.” ”With the first sound, I ultimately immersed myself in that musical experience.” ”Okay, I saw electronic and 2000, and braced for at best a two star” ”Monet biisit ovat jännästi hyvin pelkistettyjä, mutta samalla todella suurieleisiä.” ”Their later records were fun and danceable. This was not. What IS this?” IDM EDM… Kirjaimen vissi ero.. hehe

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Fri Dec 02 2022
5

I bought this album when it came out back in late 2000 based on a recommendation from someone at a favorite music store. I had no idea what it was even going to sound like. Music was kind of exciting like that back then when you took chances on an album without even hearing a single clip from it. I remember putting it on in the car and as soon as it started with that weird siren like sound I was like “Oh no, what the hell did I just buy?” But then the whistling at the beginning of “Lovely Head” starts and next the keyboard bass kicks in with the drums and harpsichord fill and finally Allison’s voice. I was sucked into an ethereal listen which pretty much lasted the whole ride home. The mix of electronic and natural instruments on this album with the added effect of Allison’s processed vocals taking the place of the keyboard at times was a great idea. I totally fell in love with it that first listen. Some tracks, like “Deer Stop” and “Oompa Radar” took a little longer but like any great album it becomes an indispensable part of the flow. Like “On the Run” from Dark Side of the Moon, you can’t imagine the album without it. Tracks like “Human”, “Pilots”, and “Utopia” are songs that have been favorites for years. It was great to revisit this album again for the top 1001 albums list and I can totally see why it should be on here. Even if you don’t like it, you have to admit that there aren’t many albums that sound like this.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

Sort of like Portishead but with a James Bond kinda feel. Not something I’d listen to a lot, but good. Mostly mellow.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Very unorthodox and different but good. Angelic voice, a synth sounding like many various instruments and a movie score-like composition

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Pretty different from everything else I listened to. Very interesting listen.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

I felt that mountain...

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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

I actually really like this! Some very interesting combinations of sounds that come together in a way that's ahead of its time.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

James Bond soundtrack :)

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Artsy Trip-hop

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

pleasant

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Me likey

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Sat Mar 27 2021
4

J’ai bien aime, c’est special et tres atmospherique. Je n’ai pas entendu beaucoup de chose comme ca. 4.25

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Música ambiental/electrónica curiosa

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

Great album - more of the same please

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Sat Jan 23 2021
4

chill

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Varsin hyvin otessaan pitävää musiikkia. Moni levy häipyy helposti taustamusiikiksi, mutta tämä levy piti otteessaan. Hyvällä tavalla kiinnostava ääni laulajalla. Rauhallista ja silkinpehmeää musiikkia, missä on paljon tunnetta. Sellaista vähän parempaa Bond-tunnaria koko levy.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

Lush and atmospheric. A total departure from what I believed Goldfrapp to be.

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Fri May 14 2021
4

A very dynamic album, switching up styles almost every song. Songs go from broody and sulking to angelic to Latin inspired, and more.

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Sat May 22 2021
4

Really good

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Never heard of this group. I'll be listening to more for sure. Very chill and haunting vocals.

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Mon May 24 2021
4

This is nice. Made in 2000, but going for a Dusty Springfield vibe just with more electronica influences. I like it. Favourite track: “Utopia”

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

Actually like this quite a bit.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

Really enjoyed. Smooth, James Bond type jams. Late night cocktails and sexy eyes.

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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

Sounds like she’s in her dressing gown. Like that time I saw her live.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

A lovely low-key album. Alison's vocals work well with these smooth, lush sounds that move so slowly, it feels like you're in a memory or a dream. It experiments with some weird ideas and doesn't always pay off, but for the most part it's a nice album. Even the circus music ended up sounding pretty good!

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

Early you get James Bond soundtrack vibes from this, then in the back half it's more of a horror movie score. Very sultry vocals with squealing electronic backing of a theremin, orchestral strings. Pretty good. Some parts get a little weird, the ending of Deer Stop kind of meandered a bit and could have stopped sooner. Oompa Radar was pretty unique, polka evil circus vibe.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

Heeft wat donkere nummers maar wel wat ik mooi vind

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

It’s not really my thing

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

Very nice and dark. Paper bag and Deer Stop as two favorites. Will put this into the rotation!

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Mon Sep 13 2021
4

Very spacey, but I liked it! It sounds like film music, in a good way.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
4

Bit spacy but pretty good

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

some lovely spooky sounds

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

Mjög góð plata.

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

This album has the strengths and weaknesses of a debut by a clearly talented and idiosyncratic artist. We have such a lush and engrossing sound, led by an utterly sensuous and beguiling voice, simultaneously titilllating and menacing: a dip into a lustrous black. However, sometimes the record takes the aesthetic too far, and stumbles into mild self-parody. The circus music of Oompah Radar (wow, some people find clowns sinister!) and the occasional stabs at surrealist lyrics (gosh, dream imagery!) don't fully work. All this is to be expected: with such a unique artistic vision, Alison Goldfrapp is comparable to Kate Bush, in that her muse leads her to either to the misguided or the inspired. However, like Kate Bush, Goldfrapp has the sheer flair and savvy to transcend her whimsies on her best work, such as on her two subsequent albums. Felt Mountain is a great introduction to her work, but "introduction" is the operative word.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Never heard of this band before but I love the mix of pop, orchestral music, and electronic

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

It sounds a bit like portishead and other trip-hop which is a sound I like, but it still sounds original and not just copied from that. I really like the vocals and chord progressions

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

I felt the mountains move

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

I'd heard samples but not listened to before. Enjoyable and will relisten for background music.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Rather pleasant.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Goldfrapp has a way of bypassing my “defences” and getting right through me. And I love it P.S. It’s a pity women are so underrepresented here.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Every song here could be a song in a James Bond film. Overall I like it. I like the vocal delivery as well as the theremine-like synth that wavers up and down across the album. My only qualm would be that the album is a bit static. But overall, a very seductive yet elegant album.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Was hooked when I heard "Human." Remind me of Portishead in their slow, deliberate, seriousness. Makes a person pay attention and groove along.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Prefs: Lovely Head, Human, Felt Mountain, Oompah Radar, Utopia Moins pref: Deer Stop

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

Felt like soaring through a dreamy but slightly eerie spacescape. Loved the mix of influences here.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Perfectly pitched retro-futuristic noir from electronic duo Goldfrapp, signalling all the alien uncertainty of a new millennium. "Felt Mountain" introduced Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory's project to the world as the work of two dark and brooding wizards of atmosphere. The songs often sound like soundtracks to Bond gone arthouse, and what a shame we don't live in that world. There's not the sharp focus, glam-tinged camp, or homely folktronica that showed up in Goldfrapp's later work: instead, "Felt Mountain" is a subtle, tasteful and very classy work of haunting solemnity. There's a compelling sense of drama to it, and a real otherworldliness. "Lovely Head" opens with a gentle brushed percussion line, low sustained strings and a whistled melody over a progression of unrelated chords. Although it leans into trip-hop with a lot of synths throughout, it's worth noting the production has a great deal of warmth. There's a pleasing amount of orchestral instruments being used as well, with string sections regularly padding out the sound and brass showing up to drive the sublime Latin-esque jam "Human". As well as unassuming, casually ethereal vocals, Alison Goldfrapp contributes some deliciously surreal lyrics ("when you laugh, I'm inside your mouth"; "are you human, or do you make it up?"; "my dog needs new ears, make his eyes see forever, make him live like me, again and again") The album really excels with these off-kilter musings set to music and it feels as though Goldfrapp have carved out a distinct corner of space to inhabit undisturbed. The rest of "Felt Mountain" floats in some ethereal space, never quite touching down and gliding happily above the Earth. "Pilots" and "Utopia" are two rare anthemic, triumphant cuts that feel like obvious single efforts. Neither of them are as subtle as some of the other tracks, with the latter actually getting an electric drumbeat and a brass-like fanfare countermelody. But they're the most tangible offerings, providing rare clear hooks to latch onto and sing along with. At its worst, "Felt Mountain" becomes a little too sparse and it comes over a bit like elevator music in space. "Deer Stop", with its intermittent marimba, filtered vocals and glacial pace, is barely conscious, while the title track relies on "dee dee"'s for lyrics and "Oompah Radar" is a disarming instrumental that is nowhere near as exciting as "trippy cabaret" might make it sound. If it's the kind of thing you're happy to have wash over you, then it's great, and it often works. But by the time "Horse Tears" comes along, there's the sense of having been on a cosmic journey without ever quite arriving anywhere. "Felt Mountain" possesses such a specific sound that it relies on its listeners being in a certain mood to get anything out of it. Today, I'm feeling generous and enjoyed the ride to nowhere, so it's getting a 4.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Space jazz. very good.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Such a great album. Different!

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

British trip-hop is for sure not my genre but this Goldfrapp album wasn't too shabby. They clearly went into this project intending to produce something sweeping and cinematic and they nailed it. The vocals are, by and large, beautifully performed and the production values are top-notch. It really is a pretty good album. The only reason this didn't get a 5-star review was that, like so many electronica albums, it got a little too deep into its own navel. Somewhere around the middle of the album, I got tired of the overly-dramatic presentation and started wondering when it would be over. It came back around but that feeling of "I'm over this" is enough to pull it down a star.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

Reminds me so much of a great video game or movie soundtrack. Awesome background music, very atmospheric!

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

Interesting moody electrojazz. Sci fi film noir music.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Pretty sweet little record. Tons of nice grooves and different genres mixed together on this thing, but ends up making a really fun listen. 7/10

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Mon Apr 25 2022
4

4.5/5. Very trippy, and def reminded me of Bjork. Neat listen 👍

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Wed May 18 2022
4

Feels way ahead of its time honestly.

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Thu Jun 02 2022
4

Floatier than a unit of mantle, takes you on a very easy-listening trip

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

Part Shirley Bassey, part yodelling (in 'Felt Mountain), part polka, but generally lovely and atmospheric Trip Hop. While it is of a time, and while it plays of 60s nostalgia, it still sounded modern then, and relevant now. A good album all in all, short and beautiful.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
4

Skemmtilegur hljóðheimur sem eldist vel og Goldfrapp er mjög flott söngkona. Ekki allt eftirminnilegt svo sem, en Utopia er geggjað lag, pínku Roxy Music á Avalon árunum í því. Fínt stöff.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

A fresh breath of air 4 outta 5 mics

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Pop. Cabaret.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

scary sometimes

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

Quiet, mysterious, nice 4/5

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Pretty good electro album.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

Interesting album, though I'm not fond of the same mood for 50 minutes. There were some really nice songs nonetheless.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

A unique, sensual and introverted album, that listens best in the late darker hours of the day. Unlike a lot of the other albums of Alison Goldfrapp this one has not lost anything of its strength. Mysterious songs like 'Lovely Head' and 'Human' as highlights still crawl under my skin. It's only unfortunate that the pretentious 'Oompah Radar' breaks the carefully built up magical spell this album has built up. It's not a 5* album because of it. After that break 'Utopia' luckily comes out as the best song of the album. Stellar debut. 4*

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

J'aime beaucoup le côté rétro western-forain, très cinématographique en fait. La voix, le mood, tout est agréable.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

I had never heard of this one but it's right up my alley with the gorgeous lounge vocals and sweet electronic vibe. I will listen again for sure! This album is slick.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

Ticks a lot of the same boxes as Dummy by Portishead combined with the Rome album from Danielle Luppi and Danger Mouse. It's a good album to have droning in the background. The singles Utopia and Lovely Head are obviously the standout tracks. The other benefit of this album is the length - my recent Prodigy and Chemical Brothers listening experiences were over an hour. This is done in 40 minutes, so you're not getting hammered with repetition. I'm split between a 3 and a 4, so I'll round up.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

I remember this being pretty ubiquitous when it came out, but I can't fully remember if I ever listened to it or not, and listening now it has a weird familiarity and unfamiliarity at the same time. This music feels very timeless and cinematic like it could have sound tracked a film from any era. It has a quality of feeling very at home anywhere. Recommended.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Pretty cool, lounge music and other styles. Voice like Portishead singer. Good one for a dinner party.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Really entrancing and easy to listen to yet really complex

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Like a twisted Bond film score - cinematic but unsettling, enchanting but disturbing.

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Sun Oct 30 2022
4

Liked this. Very chill James Bond spy movie vibes. Would listen to again

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

Spooky boutique soundtrack.

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Fri Sep 04 2020
3

Very lush and dreamlike production, this album seems classic, surprisingly so for one that I've never encountered before.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
3

Very unique and interesting, absolutley not what I was expeting. Dont exactly know where I stand on it yet, ill have to come back to it.

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Fri Sep 11 2020
3

Surprisingly good!

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Mon Sep 14 2020
3

3.5 - have to be in the right mood

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Tue Sep 15 2020
3

unexpectedly good! kinda goofy instrumentals sometimes, and not in the funny way. didn't vibe with all of it but it is well produced

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Wed Mar 24 2021
3

Beautiful album. It's aged well, too. Lasts about the right amount of time, though it loses a bit of momentum near the end.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Lekkere easy listening. Ritmisch zeer lekker, met synths en veel verschillende lagen van geluiden. Niet echt een heel spannend album, het is voorbij zonder dat ik er erg in heb.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

twas ok

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Mon Jun 21 2021
3

Not familiar at all with the artist but wasn’t terrible!

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Fri Mar 19 2021
3

hard to describe, kinda trippy but very ambient

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Tuttu levy tutulta bändiltä. Tällä kertaa kuuntelut meni vähän sivukorvalla töitä tehdessä, mutta kyllähän tämä ihan toimivaa fiilistelyä on. Monet biisit ovat jännästi hyvin pelkistettyjä, mutta samalla todella suurieleisiä.

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

Weird album

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

I'm listening to Felt Mountain by Goldfrapp this morning. Reading the artist biography puts them close to a lot of artists I enjoy. Trip-hop was a big deal for me back in the late 90s, so there is much I can enjoy form this album. Though it's quite strange at points. Like a soundtrack for a dream I'm having. Is that a Theremin I hear? Okay a song later in the album has grabbed me, it's called 'Utopia' and it's scratching an itch right now. It's like the best James Bond theme song that was never used for James Bond. This will go on my playlist of songs I enjoy from the 1001 album thing I'm doing.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

I want this to grab me. But it hasn’t. I’ll put Portishead on first.

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Sun Mar 21 2021
3

It sounds a lot like a James Bond soundtrack. Enjoyable.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Not bad! The first song was quite catchy.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

Her voice is amazing, truly angelic at points. But it is wasted on this boring album.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Not a bad album. No real standout tracks. Interesting backing tracks, Has a Portishead vibe. Interesting that Kanye sampled them.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

I could see how you could get absorbed in this album without ever getting too invested in it. Reminds me of Beach House of the xx that I've listened to lots in the past but couldn't recall one song from memory.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

funky futuristic experimental stuff. good background listening as it is chill

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

I liked the idea of this more than I enjoyed listening to it unfortunately kinda gossamer thin

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

well this was different, not terrible but not something I want to go out of my way to listen to again

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Elektronista erikoismusaa (ei nyt niin erikoista) ei herätä suurempia tunteita.

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Sat May 01 2021
3

Haunting vocals ring out in each track as if a siren were trying to lure you off your path. While very talented, Goldfrapp fails to make any lasting impact other than fading into the background.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
3

surprenant, merci au cousin d'Hugo Martins d'avoir inclus cet album à la liste, un très beau 3/5 bien mérité

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Fri May 28 2021
3

2.5 rounding up to 3. Undeniable talent, but left me cold - too much artifice.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

- definitely getting an ethereal vibe from this album - kind of like the mix of elements from regular pop, to more folky stuff, to just straight up weird; it felt like I was watching an electro-western (so basically Westworld) - oh nvm about the western shit, this is now full on cabaret stuff, I’m so confused yet so intrigued - Highlights: Human (love the part that Kanye would end up sampling), Lovely Head, Oompa Radar (name one modern pop album that just puts a freaking waltz in there) - Would I revisit this album as a whole? I doubt it. Do I think it’s rather neat? Most definitely - Ultimately I do think the sheer uniqueness of the album carried it early on but ultimately my interest was not held through the middle tracks. Strong closer though, and the production is admittedly A-tier

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

woah i wasn’t expecting this to be kind of psychedelic... this was pretty good! the only track the really struck me was human but as a project i thought this was consistent and intriguing. overall i really enjoyed listening to this

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

Not something I would typically listen to but I’m glad I did. Very cool artsy electronic pop that doesn’t get so artsy it becomes unlistenable. Dark and ethereal. My favorite track was “Human” which I swear could have been a title song for a Bond movie.

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Mon May 10 2021
3

cool, trip hop kind of?

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Mon May 10 2021
3

James Bond meets eraser head.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

This was entirely new to me (I'm a 60's to 80's music fan, "old school" my kids say!) and a pleasant surprise. The eerie ethereal atmosphere and vocals are somewhat enthralling without bringing you down. Ideal for when you want to unwind, favorite spirit in your hand. Vaguely reminiscent of 20's French music (cabaret influences?) together with splashes of other genres (tango in Human &/or Utopia?) and maybe even movie soundtracks, it's still very much a 2000's sound. Definitely worth re-visiting when you want that "unwind" vibe.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
3

quite like this. Not all of it super-catchy. a lot is quite jazzy- some of it just slightly annoying, like Oompa Radar Utopia is good

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Thu Aug 12 2021
3

Its always nice to get a little further off the beaten path with these albums, though I’m not this was really forging new ground in 2000 compared to, say, Laurie Anderson in 1986. And it’s hard to judge the lyrics since so much of it was basically incomprehensible. I did like it though.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

Kind of cool. Could be a cool movie score. No track that particularly stand out to me. Probably a 3 just because it's a good listen but not something I'd enthusiastically listen to again. A stand out track or two would push it to a 4

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Thu Aug 19 2021
3

An ok album, with a couple great tracks

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Tue Aug 24 2021
3

pretty good electronica - quirky.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

Laid back, but a little weird. Liked it overall

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

3.5

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Thu Sep 16 2021
3

Lush I'd never given this a property listen. Cinematic in parts.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
3

Solo por "Lovely Head" y "Human" ya merece la pena escucharlo de nuevo. También está muy bien "Utopia". Entiendo que habrá quien no le guste pero a mí es un disco que me trae recuerdos y me parece interesante como retrato de los 2000.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
3

Not their best, but still very good.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
3

6,0/10

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Sun Nov 07 2021
3

A dark, moody album with gorgeous textures and beautiful melodies. I have listened to it twice through so far and I intend to do so again before finalizing my impressions, the first listen, a background distracted listen didn't yield much except fot a few moments of creepy (my daughters word) unease. Second listen in which my attention was undivided, allowed me to appreciate the subtle melodies and lush soundscapes. So far a beautiful album that bears further scrutiny. Well listen three did not go as planned. This album is one of mood andut with little substance. No memorable SONGS! While the music is sometimes beautiful it is nowhere near enough to sustain a full album. 3 🌟

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Thu Nov 11 2021
3

Nice ambient songs, not a big fan of her voice, creepy vibe

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

6/10

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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

I forgot how good this album is. Full of dreamy vocals, space-soaked theramin weirdness and pulsing beats. I’ve heard Lovely Head just a little too much, but the rest of the album feels really fresh Top tracks: Utopia, Felt Mountain, Human

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Fri Nov 26 2021
3

Finstämt, melodiöst men också lite menlöst. Tog sig andra genomlyssningen och Oompah Radar har ngt härligt Tim Burton flum skimmer över sig vilket jag gillar. Många av låtarna passar sig som filmmusik för att ingjuta en viss stämning men att lyssna på den rakt av kommer jag inte göra igen

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

Never heard of them. I was expecting a heavy metal album based on name and album cover. uh, yeah, just the opposite. I really liked it. This is something I would love to hear more and more of. This is really nice!

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Mon Dec 27 2021
3

Amazing. Really enjoyed this unique sound.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

Another artist new to me. Enjoyable and clear echoes of others.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Todella tunnelmallinen jos kuuntelisi paloissa, mutta levyllisenä painuu tylsän puolelle. Kolmonen yläkanttiin.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

3.5!

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Wed Feb 16 2022
3

Interesting sound. Sounds like Lana Del Rey mixed with David Bowie, but not as good as that might sound. Most songs sound like they could be the opening credits to an HBO show or Bond movie.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
3

3 1/2

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Soundtrack to a creepy kids horror movie. Difficult to get inside this album

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

In eerste instantie klinkt het een beetje als een soundtrack van een Bond film. Helaas zijn veel nummers toch net iets te zweverig voor mij. Mijn favoriet is "Utopia" ***

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

A little too James Bond theme-songish

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Mellow vibes, great vocals. Nothing overly exciting. Pretty ok.

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Mon May 02 2022
3

I enjoy Goldfrapp. Was this album #2 this month?

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Quite a bore

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Fri May 06 2022
3

Very very impressive, I guess the nostalgia in 00 was not only in rock and pop music, I’ve always known the name Goldfrapp but I don’t think I’ve ever put attention to them. Nice to see records that are here even if nothing really ever made them popular like a hit song or something

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Sun May 08 2022
3

A dark, moody album with gorgeous textures and beautiful melodies. I have listened to it twice through so far and I intend to do so again before finalizing my impressions, the first listen, a background distracted listen didn't yield much except fot a few moments of creepy (my daughters word) unease. Second listen in which my attention was undivided, allowed me to appreciate the subtle melodies and lush soundscapes. So far a beautiful album that bears further scrutiny. Well listen three did not go as planned. This album is one of mood and with little substance. No memorable SONGS! While the music is sometimes beautiful it is nowhere near enough to sustain a full album. 3 🌟 4th listen now; the Song Human caught my ear this time with a Portishead vibe that sounds slightly more organic. Her voice often reminds me Beth Orton<s just lacking that ethereal quality that Beth has in spades. Anyway not enough to change my original rating 3 stars

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Mon May 09 2022
3

Experimental soulful melancholic electro… v interesting if not as commercial successful as later stuff

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Thu May 12 2022
3

A very fresh style to me...interesting to listen to.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

This album feels like one long James Bond soundtrack where the villain kidnapped someone from Portishead. And at some point in the movie’s plot, they end up at the circus (Oompah Radar). I like the electronica mixed with throwback 60s cabaret, but that circus part is very tough to get through. I understand why one critic referred to it as strange and beautiful. As I do, I’ll write something about the Goldfrapp album that should have been on this list and isn’t, Head First. It’s less strange and more soaring, synth-y pop…yes let me inhale some more of that. I recommend you do too.

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Mon May 16 2022
3

My least favourite Goldfrapp album - but that's not to say it isn't good! A little downbeat for me to love it though.

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Thu May 19 2022
3

Perfect put it on and listen while you work type music...or to just sort of zone out to.

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Thu May 19 2022
3

The Bond themes we never got to hear. Great background music!

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Fri May 20 2022
3

I only knew them from the song in the Apple commercial. I was expecting something more dance/pop. This was ok but not really my thing.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
3

Jazz-y, a slight tinge of Massive Attack, and an overall haunting tone. This album was enjoyable, would listen again.

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Thu Jun 02 2022
3

Elektronisk pop, trip hop, freestyle 4, vilde strygere, stemningsfuldt

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

Paper Bag and Human were great. Definitely a mix of like a Bond theme and cabaret. Pretty good.

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Sun Jun 26 2022
3

There's obviously a lot of talent on display here, but they haven't actually included any songs I want to listen to more than once. It sounds engineered to be included in a James Bond or Tarantino soundtrack. Best track: Pilots

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

Bueno

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

Very cosmic and mysterious, not sure if it's my cup of tea. Akin to Submotion Orchestra and some tunes are really good - loved Human from the album

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Mon Aug 29 2022
3

First half isn't particular exciting, but the last few tracks are interesting.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

This one wasn't as good as Seventh Tree and didn't have a song that reached monster love levels but it was still alright. Had a very sultry, smoke-filled 30s lounge vibe to most of it

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Very pleasantly surprised by this one. The ambition and artistic vision poured into this record is really admirable. Traces of Massive Attack and Portishead as well as a fixation on noir cinema and Bond themes makes for a very interesting listen. It isn’t always the most engaging record, fading into background music during certain tracks, but I’ll definitely revisit it for the production which is so far ahead of its time.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

This album was solid. Very different feel from Seventh Tree, the first Goldfrapp album I listened to for this project. I didn't like that one very much, but this one has an electronic atmosphere that works for me. 3/5

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Nice vibe but it doesn’t feel particularly important or innovative.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

All of the songs on this record have a peaceful atmosphere and the voice and the lyrics are really sweet, with tasteful trip hop productions. Definitely one interesting album of the year 2000.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

I liked this, and agree that sounds like the soundtrack to a James Bond movie that doesn't exist

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

I really like this, it's a really nice blend of electronica and 'real' music, somehow peaceful, ethereal, and haunting at the same time, and her voice is amazing. The opening track and Utopia are the standouts, the rest is good but not top drawer. 3/5, comfortably.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

Nice, lovely to listen to and potentially would get a 4 if I give it a few more listens - some really classic and recognisable riffs. Jolly nice!

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

Ik vergeet hier steeds naar te luisteren, ofwel: het gaat langs me heen.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

Op zich wel sfeervol. Beetje James Bond theme achtig. Maar soms ook wat slaapverwekkend.

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Fri Dec 02 2022
3

Meh. I mean, it's fine and all and Goldfrapp has a good voice with some nice sleepy musical accompaniment, but nothing overly memorable. They've got a couple catchy singles, neither of which are on this album, so if this is their best collection then call me bored. Electronica fails to excite once again.

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Wed Dec 07 2022
3

Nice, real nice

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Thu Jun 17 2021
2

This was too weird for me, Felt like nonsense. 2/5.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
2

Appreciate this but didn’t really like it. Their later stuff is more my style.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
2

most of it sounds like it belongs with a Bond movie from the 70s

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