|Starting something, thought it could be fun I started something, couldn't go wrong Danger, heartache, I'd always knew There's no winner, in this...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
MojoRemarkably, the bold, full-on cheese works, because this is an album of classic pop. [Apr 2010, p.93]
As Will Gregory's superimposed sonic backgrounds flit by like the green-screen projections of some fickle, seemingly opportunist sci-fi magician, singer and namesake Alison Goldfrapp's voice--ethereal, otherworldly, but always human--remains a constant variable, the cord that connects all of Goldfrapp's disparate, but equally captivating, incarnations.
Goldfrapp’s skill at adopting and fully embodying different styles is what makes them distinctive, not necessarily one signature sound. If the album seems somewhat slight, it’s purposefully so: Head First is a love letter to the frothy, fleeting, but very vital joys of pop music.
Nov 3, 2010An amazing album, I love and have played some of the songs in this album way too much. I usually don't like pop sounding albums but GoldfrappAn amazing album, I love and have played some of the songs in this album way too much. I usually don't like pop sounding albums but Goldfrapp manages to make their sounds so original and well crafted I just can't help but to love them.… Expand
uptonkApr 12, 2010This year's guilty, guilty pleasure. Love every dirty, synthetic gesture.
Sep 13, 2010Goldfrapp's 5th album is definitely amazing. From the head rocking "Rocket" to the soft, melodic instrumental "Voicething" , Goldfrapp onceGoldfrapp's 5th album is definitely amazing. From the head rocking "Rocket" to the soft, melodic instrumental "Voicething" , Goldfrapp once again releases an album that is not only worth buying, but worth keeping and listening to over and over again!… Expand
JenS.Mar 26, 2010Fun, slick album.
JeanMMar 31, 2010to be honest, this album didn't live up to my own ridiculously high expectations, but still, it's a pop masterpiece.
Dec 18, 2016Goldfrapp didn't make a synthpop album because everybody else was doing so, they did it to show them how it's done.
It may lack the power ofGoldfrapp didn't make a synthpop album because everybody else was doing so, they did it to show them how it's done.
It may lack the power of 'Supernature' and the beauty of 'Seventh Tree', but it doesn't lack in fun. It's a slickly produced retro-feeling record. It'll impress the older generation for it's nostalgia, and captivate the younger.
A fine effort indeed.… Expand
Aug 10, 2011While notoriously trying to return to a commercial era, Goldfrapp took a wrong step with Head First. Besides the hooks of their singlesWhile notoriously trying to return to a commercial era, Goldfrapp took a wrong step with Head First. Besides the hooks of their singles "Rocket", "Believer" and "Alive", many other songs look like fillers in a glossy production and the lyrics are way too bland and unoriginal. Not that pure electropop might not be appreciated in some of the tracks but in a whole it works as much as a beautiful castle made of loose lego pieces.… Expand
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