Goldfrapp Tales of Us

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Basking in the warm glow of Electron Tubes.
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Got this album today and really like it. A thing of beauty and a return to form! :cool:

 

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ditto Alan

Lose track of which track I am listening to - and tend to lose interest or just have it on in the background.

In general though I like the return to the more ethereal side of their music - often reminds me of my old Cocteau Twins LPs.

Been enjoying London Grammar lately but same samey quality applies. It seems often the way that a band finds success with a particularly distinctive sound then gets 'stuck' trying to find new ways to express it. If they break out of its confines they often throw the baby away with the bathwater.

 

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1st play meh,LP needed two cleans before being playable,it is a grower though,quite enjoyed it this afternoon.

 

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A friend recommended this so it's been getting some plays , none offensive easy listen , very much a passing similarity to Kate Bush

 
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Well isn't this a lovely Sunday morning listen , 4 th play now and it's just clicked

 
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Dayvan cowboy

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The song " stranger " is my fave , it brings back memories of summer 76 as a kid on holiday in west wales with my parents and freinds ..and I don't have a scoody doo why ....... Funny old business this music lark innit

 

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Sounds nothing like Kate Bush to me, but there you go. It does remind me a lot of of Katie Jane Garside's project Ruby Throat.

If you like the album try Out of a Black Cloud Came a Bird. It's rather more left-field than the Goldfrapp album but very enjoyable.

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Dayvan cowboy

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No not getting the Kate bush thing either . Couple of songs remind me of "Beth gibbons" superb "out of season" album tho , will check that out mark ..

 

mmar

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Deffo a slow burner of an album , listened to 3 of her back catalogue albums tonight a for me definate influences of the Cocteau twins , Prince and Kate Bush !

 

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Hmmmm, this may take some time to appreciate.

At the moment, very bland, very samey, I honestly can not differentiate between tracks.

Orchestration and pacing is the same all the way through, slow and un-imaginative.

It's sort of like having blancmange for starter, main and desert.

Overalll, very disappointed. :(

 

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