Goldfrapp: Tales of Us

I approached this with cynicism, as Goldfrapp alternate between the dancefloor and the garret with each release, and after the rather ho-hum Head First, a return to stroky-beard minimalism seemed inevitable. And so it is. But my cynicism has been comprehensibly kicked in the bollocks, hard, by this fantastic album. It is a masterpiece, and […]

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Top Ten Autumn Songs

The quintessential English autumn song. Oh my poor rheumatic back… From the War of the Worlds soundtrack, this is surely the bleakest, saddest autumn song. You can almost see the falling leaves. Which leads us to… Typically deadpan slice of mordant whimsy laced with beautiful melancholy. Melodic, anthemic fare from Blackwood’s finest. Slow and languid […]

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