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Goldfrapp - Head First album

Goldfrapp - Head First album
  • Performer Goldfrapp
  • Title Head First
  • Date of release 2010
  • Country UK & Europe
  • Style Electro, Synth-pop, Disco
  • Other formats ADX WAV MPC AC3 APE VOX AIFF
  • Genre Electronic / Pop
  • Size MP3 1251 mb
  • Size FLAC 1562 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 968

Goldfrapp are an English electronic music duo from London, formed in 1999. Goldfrapp's second album Black Cherry, which incorporated glam rock and synthpop sounds into their music, was released in 2003.

Head First dives into luscious, eminently danceable synth pop that's almost as far removed from the sleek shuffle beats of Black Cherry and Supernature as their previous album was. This time, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory look to the ‘80s for inspiration, but not the brittle sound that was fashionable to ape in the late 2000s, like La Roux and Little Boots. Instead, they explore the uber-glossy productions, staccato melodies, and dramatic key shifts that were the hallmarks of anthems that some might not want to admit they liked decades later.

If the aim was to make a more commercially viable album than Seventh Tree, they’ve succeeded almost to the point of looking sarcastic

For the last decade they’ve been making extremely listenable music, from the austere chill of 2000’s debut Felt Mountain, via the Black Forest electro-Weimar wolf porn of 2003’s Black Cherry, to the retro-futuristic electro disco glitter of Supernature in 2005 – but it’s always seemed as though Alison and Will have been the ones to hold open a.

Head First" is the only weak album in Goldfrapp's catalogue, drifting from 80's club anthems to Italo disco genre - yet this pressing is marvelous from head to toe. It includes a free poster & CD of the full album, the 180G pressing is dead quiet and dynamic. Reply Notify me Helpful. Rather than another change in direction after the glam of Supernature and the etherealness that was the last album, Seventh Tree, Goldfrapp have evolved Seventh Tree into a more poppy and perhaps mainstream friendly version. A couple of disappointing factors include all the tracks not really standing out from each other and only 8 vocal tracks, the 9th being a vocal exercise type thing (that could have been reserved for a b-side). Reply See 1 reply Notify me Helpful.

The best moments on Goldfrapp’s album Head First - Believer and the title track - also double as its uncoolest ones. March 12 2010, 11:30am, The Times. This time last year every emerging female singer seemed to have assimilated elements of the Goldfrapp sound into her sonic armoury - from the glam-dram otherworldliness of Lady Gaga to Ladyhawke’s empowered electropop. If Alison Goldfrapp and her co-conspirator Will Gregory felt a beatific sense of oneness with the world as they went into this fifth album, the feeling seems to have been compounded by the singer’s blooming relationship with the.

Goldfrapp, Head First (Mute) Release Date: March 23. . duo Goldfrapp made a surprising detour away from synth-based pop into acoustic-driven folk and ballads on 2008's "Seventh Tree," which reached a career-best No. 48 on The Billboard 200. But it's right back to the dance floor in full force on "Head First," led by the single "Rocket," an irresistible party starter straight out of an early '80s Giorgio Moroder soundtrack

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The instrumental version is also really good. I was hoping that would be released on a cd single. Hunt-slower and a little darker than the rest. This and the next song are the most "Goldfrapp" sounding-like their previous work. Shiny and Warm-this one sounds a little more like 70s or early 80s roller disco while sounding more modern than Believer. It stands out among the rest in first listens of the album.

Produced by Goldfrapp. I'm waiting longing for you One more night and then I'm gone It seems so crazy how That we just only met, but I know I am your visitor I'm on the other side of your world. My whole world in light My whole world in light My whole world in light Head First in love.

Tracklist

1 Rocket 3:51
2 Believer 3:43
3 Alive 3:28
4 Dreaming 5:07
5 Head First 4:30
6 Hunt 4:34
7 Shiny And Warm 3:58
8 I Wanna Life 4:13
9 Voicething 4:44

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – This Much Talent
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mute Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Mute Records Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited
  • Distributed By – EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited
  • Mixed At – The Mix Suite
  • Mixed At – Metropolis Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound

Credits

  • Arranged By [Drum Arrangement] – Tim Goldsworthy (tracks: 7)
  • Art Direction – Alison Goldfrapp, Mat Maitland
  • Bass Guitar – Charlie Jones (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 8)
  • Drums – Ged Lynch (tracks: 1, 3, 8)
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Bruno Ellingham
  • Engineer [Drum Recording] – Greg Freeman (tracks: 1, 3, 8), Tim Goldsworthy (tracks: 7)
  • Guitar – Alex Lee (tracks: 1, 3, 5), Chris Goulston* (tracks: 3)
  • Mastered By – Ted Jensen
  • Mixed By – Mark 'Spike' Stent*
  • Mixed By [Assistant] – Matty Green (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 9), Neil Comber (tracks: 6)
  • Producer [Additional] – Pascal Gabriel (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), Richard X (tracks: 3)
  • Programmed By [Additional Programming] – Nick Batt (tracks: 1, 3, 8), Tim Goldsworthy (tracks: 1, 3, 6)
  • Recorded By, Producer – Goldfrapp
  • Violin – Davide Rossi (tracks: 1, 4)
  • Written-By – Goldfrapp*, Gregory*

Notes

2010 Mute Records Limited. Manufactured and distributed by EMI Music Australia Pty Limited. Printed in Australia

Tracks 1-5 and 7-9 mixed at The Mix Suite UK.
Track 6 mixed at Metropolis.

Additional Production on 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 by Pascal Gabriel for This Much Talent.
Richard X appears courtesy of BlackMelody.com.
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NY
Images by Serge Leblon / Mat Maitland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5099962621229
  • Label Code: LC05834

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDSTUMM320, 5099962621229 Goldfrapp Head First ‎(CD, Album) Mute, Mute CDSTUMM320, 5099962621229 UK & Europe 2010
CDSTUMM320, 5099962621229 Goldfrapp Head First ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mute , Mute CDSTUMM320, 5099962621229 Russia 2010
50999 6262122 0 Goldfrapp Head First ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Mute 50999 6262122 0 Argentina 2010
9442-1 Goldfrapp Head First ‎(LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album) Mute 9442-1 US 2010
none Goldfrapp Head First - Instrumentals ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Mute none UK & Europe 2010