MOOPY ALBUM SYNC LISTEN - Goldfrapp - Black Cherry - Sunday 12/07 20:00

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Right, hoping this Sunday chilled listen actually happens on a Sunday and doesn't clash with anything. Right..? RIGHT...?


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So, Goldfrapp personifying the dance scene of the early 00's with this one - Black Cherry contains lots of instantly recognisable HITS wouldn't you agree? It's a bit more energetic than some of the 'chilled' albums we've heard recently (hi Sinead!) but there's something smooth and relaxing about Alison's voix.

I don't own this one, always been more of a Goldfrapp singles fan personally, so looking forward to hearing it in full.

Released: April '03
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I'll check in for this one. I don't think I've heard any of the songs outside of the singles and the title track is one of my favorites.
 

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Is this still happening tonight? I hope we haven't all been distracted by sunshine and alcohol.
 

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Also here.

Starting as we mean to go on with a really dirty synth as the first note of the album.
 

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I've never heard this track before. It's gorge! I can really imagine an extended version playing out as an intro to their live gigs.
 

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I love the bassline in Train. It has a real driving quality that sets up the momentum for the album just nicely.
 

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Train is also one of the songs where Alison plays a theremin with her crotch during live performances and that will never not be hot.
 

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I did have the opportunity to see them live I think during the Head First era. I can't think why I didn't. Would absolutely love to see them live, I imagine it to a more immersive 'experience' than a traditional gig.
 

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I saw them at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester during the Seventh Tree era. Being in a proper concert hall really worked well with their sounds.
 

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Black Cherry is gorgeous. Goes without saying really.
 

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I'm just looking at their discography. I haven't really enjoyed anything they've done properly since Seventh Tree and even that I find patchy. Is that normal among the Goldfrapp community? Or am I just not as big a fan I purport to be?

I've never even heard their newest album. Will give a try this week some point.

On Tiptoe now. I don't know it. Sounds like I've probably heard it on an advert or in the background of a TV show, but I find that with the majority of their songs.
 

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I like Head First, but I'm not really familiar with anything after that. I don't think that there is particularly any consensus that the later albums are weak, just not as good as the early ones.
 

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I like Head First, but I'm not really familiar with anything after that. I don't think that there is particularly any consensus that the later albums are weak, just not as good as the early ones.
I definitely remember giving People Like Us several listens over the years and really really tried with it, but I just found it overall far too melancholy.
 

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Deep Honey is a bit filler. It's the first real dud on the album for me.
 

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Hairy Trees is pleasant but doesn't really do all that much. It's a valuable calm down moment before the next one.
 

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"Put your dirty angel face between my legs and knicker lace."

Twist is just filthy in the best possible way. Is it getting hot in here?
 

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Yup, Strict Machine is an all time classic.
 

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I had forgotten quite how much the non-Black Cherry singles aren't representative of the rest of the album. Forever feels like a much needed comedown for me. I'd have probably exploded if it was as up as Twist and Strict Machine.
 

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There's a really eerie feel to Slippage. It's an uncomfortable finisher, but a good one.
 

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10 Crystalline Green
09 Train
09 Black Cherry
07 Tiptoe
02 Deep Honey
05 Hairy Trees
10 Twist
04 Forever (I didn't really hear this though, i was making tea)
08 Slippage - BIZARRE IN A GOOD WAY

Bit of a JOURNEY this album isn't it? As an entire piece it feels more cohesive than Supernature despite its erratic feel at the same time. I can't really describe why. I prefer Supernature overall and the highs are higher.
 

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I found it okay...it washed over me a bit in the way I expected it would. I don't think I'm enticed to look further into their back cat SADLY
 

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