Seventh Tree - Goldfrapp
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Universal acclaim- based on 61 Ratings

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  • Summary: The British group's fourth album was produced by the duo and Flood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Goldfrapp and Gregory have made an album as hummably lovely as it is knowingly referencing of a certain tradition of neo-psychedelic English whimsy.
  2. It's a very sleepy listen--though often a vey lovely one. [29 Feb 2008, p.61]
  3. Seventh Tree is as deliciously subversive, and in some cases more so, as the duo's past work.
  4. It's clear that Goldfrapp doesn't miss the style the pair perfected on their last two albums, nor should they--this is some of their most varied, balanced, and satisfying work.
  5. Fans of Beth Orton and the French group Air will find much to swoon to throughout Seventh Tree.
  6. This whole thing sounds great, though: rue, clenched fists, and closed eyes mixed at an arena pitch.
  7. Seventh Tree, though in some respects an organic redrafting of the autoerotic Goldfrapp template, picks up where Supernature left off in its setting of the controls for the heart of the mainstream, and misses badly the slickly subversive tone that lifted the band from the realms of coffee table mediocrity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. Dec 8, 2013
    8
    A calm and understated piece of art is probably too limited to the experience of Seventh Tree. Goldfrapp's first attempt to abandon their dance floor sensibilities to create a mythical 70s-folk inspiration pays off. Download: Happiness, A&E, Monster Love. Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    8
    This album reminds me more of their first album in the sense that it's much slower and more sentimental. The songs show how they wanted this album to be different from Black Cherry and Supernatural, and I understand some people might not like that. I still like it for what it is and hope they keep releasing great music like this. Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2011
    5
    Black Cherry is easily the most enjoyable Goldfrapp album and I honestly prefer their electro wave than this slow tone but nobody can ignore the beauty of "Happiness" or "Eat Yourself". Expand

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