It's fair to say that with this rather short collection of only nine songs, Goldfrapp do not disappoint. The whole record is infused with sounds from the 80s, and if the first single Rocket satisfied your need for sexy vintage synths and massive choruses, you're in for a treat! Of course the countdown and actual rocket noises make the track even better! Then Believer and Alive, two other sonic bombs, follow, which helps you getting into the record straight away. Alive is a great choice for the second single, hopefully it will do better than Rocket
, (wich peaked at an embarassing #47...). Then things get a little quieter, with Dreaming andHead First
two supersexy songs which could easily become the soundtrack to your next intimate moment... Thankfully the next two songs give you the opportunity to show what you can do at a faster pace. First Shiny And Warm is (unintentionally?!) really funny because Allison is mumbling the words and makes it almost impossible to understand anything except the title. Then I Wanna Life, is another single-worthy track, very catchy and filled with positive vibes. Love it. The record comes to an end with the dreamy and almost instrumental Voicething (the only lyrics being sighs and oohs and mmhs). It's almost magical.
With this new record, Goldfrapp prove once again that they're one of the most interesting bands out there. Now hurry up and hit the "repeat button" before getting back to bed!
Il y a des choses que j’ai du mal à comprendre dans la vie. Les équations avec des x et des y par exemple, et aussi comment certaines personnes peuvent ne pas être totalement fans de Goldfrapp. Si l’on est insensible à la voix éthérée d’Allison ou à l’univers foisonnant du groupe, on peut au moins leur reconnaître en toute bonne foi une fascinante capacité à se réinventer, toujours pour le meilleur.