Frankenstein would want your mind, your ALBUMS POLL (for Goldfrapp)

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Would be cool to see a poll for their albums. They're so consistent. Even lesser albums like Silver Eye and Head First are still really solid.

― kitchen person

Poll Results

Tales of Us 8
Seventh Tree 3
Felt Mountain 1
Black Cherry 1
Supernature 1
Head First 0
Silver Eye 0

chap, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 11:20 (one month ago) link

Felt Mountain or Tales of Us for me, I prefer them as wintery balladeers or dream pop auteurs to stompy glambots. Black Cherry comes in next. Head First is the only one I've never heard.

chap, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 11:22 (one month ago) link

Excellent work Chap!

I'm trying to decide between Black Cherry and Tales Of Us which both perfectly encapsulate different sides of why this band are so special. They're probably the most consistent band of the last 20 years.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:02 (one month ago) link

Agreed on chap's preference. I was thinking "Superior Kylie" instead of "stompy glambots" for Black Cherry and Supernature. Felt Mountain was a contrast to what I was listening to at the time, and loved how it asserted itself in my listening that year. The Seventh Tree swerve was unexpected, and the better for being so, for me as a fan. Great catalog.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 31 March 2021 16:53 (one month ago) link

I seem to listen to Seventh Tree the most these days. The first half is as strong as any half of any record they've put out, but I would feel amiss if I didn't vote for Supernature. Very torn right now.

octobeard, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 17:30 (one month ago) link

I think I've also worn out Felt Mountain - while it's amazing, whenever I put it on it sounds almost cliched to me now

octobeard, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 17:30 (one month ago) link

if Goldfrapp hadn't been around for twenty years and been so good at reinvention, the later albums would be considered classics. It's easy to overlook how good they are when they've been so consistently excellent for two decades.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 20:40 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 9 April 2021 00:01 (four weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 10 April 2021 00:01 (three weeks ago) link


piscesx, Saturday, 10 April 2021 00:29 (three weeks ago) link

I feel like I should've voted for Felt Mountain - nearly did.

chap, Saturday, 10 April 2021 11:44 (three weeks ago) link

I agree that Silver Eye is their weakest of the ones I've heard.

chap, Saturday, 10 April 2021 13:21 (three weeks ago) link

I should probably listen to Head First at some point.

chap, Saturday, 10 April 2021 13:22 (three weeks ago) link

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