Head First

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2010
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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35

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  1. Tris
    Mar 23, 2010
    5
    This is the first Goldfrapp album I haven't enjoyed at all. Making a tribute to corny 80's pop music results only in more corny 80's music.
  2. Aug 10, 2011
    5
    While 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 aWhile 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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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Head First, enjoyable though much of it is, is disappointingly determined to return the favour.
  2. 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.
  3. At an economic 38 minutes and free of anything in the slightest bit terrible, you should welcome Head First like the first sun of spring, know it inside out by the time the band are slaying festival crowds mid-summer and possibly buying copies to give to close friends and family at Christmas.