Supernature

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2006
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 72
  2. Negative: 6 out of 72

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  1. SebW
    Sep 6, 2005
    4
    Well below Black Cherry. It lacks the inventivity of the previous record. It's just plain electro pop, full of keyboard waves, heard-a-thousand-times-black-cherrish sound effects, some na na na and la la la, lousy lyrics. Aimed to terrific critics and success though. I had come to expect too much from that album I guess. Whatever...
  2. CraigM
    Jan 29, 2006
    5
    This new album sees Goldfrapp continue in the electroclash vein. The new album being a watered down version of 'Black Cherry', which in turn pales in comparison to their debut 'Felt Mountain'. Its not without its moments: 'You Never Know' with its electro-operatic stylings, the somber 'Let it Take You', and the epic 'Time Out from the This new album sees Goldfrapp continue in the electroclash vein. The new album being a watered down version of 'Black Cherry', which in turn pales in comparison to their debut 'Felt Mountain'. Its not without its moments: 'You Never Know' with its electro-operatic stylings, the somber 'Let it Take You', and the epic 'Time Out from the World'. The rest of the tracks are too steeped in 80's kitsch. Not worth the price of an import for those of us in the US. Expand
  3. JeremyF
    Sep 28, 2007
    5
    This album isn't bad, but it lacks the emotional aspects and artistic aspects, and, essentially, the creativity of their past two records. I wish they'd return to the Felt Mountain feel. Black Cherry was similar to this style, but it had enough emotion and creativity in the design and this just seems limp compared. If CD #4 is like Felt Mountain, I'll be unbelievably happy. This album isn't bad, but it lacks the emotional aspects and artistic aspects, and, essentially, the creativity of their past two records. I wish they'd return to the Felt Mountain feel. Black Cherry was similar to this style, but it had enough emotion and creativity in the design and this just seems limp compared. If CD #4 is like Felt Mountain, I'll be unbelievably happy. If it's like Black Cherry I'll be fine. But, it might be in their best favor to invent a brand new feel to their music, like the gigantic leap they made from Felt Mountain to Black Cherry (even though Hairy Trees and possibly Forever sounded like they could have been on Felt Mountain. Utopia was synthy, and these are in the same vein as Utopia.) I want a change. Or a Felt-Mountain/Black-Cherry hybrid. But not this. Aside from about 2 or 3 great songs, a few good songs, and one or two "OK" songs, there's nothing to rave about. Expand
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. So the form of vaguely electroclash pop delivered with frighteningly robotic efficiency has been mastered, but the content itself is the problem.
  2. It's a curious, rather than classic, record - with the hooks to make the leap to the mainstream, but with enough residual oddness to maintain Goldfrapp's air of mystery a while longer.
  3. Q Magazine
    90
    Supernature sounds brilliantly here and now. Less coldly perverse than Black Cherry, it's also a lot of fun. [Sep 2005, p.110]