Album Watch: She Wore A Yellow Halo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wow. Look at that cover smother.

If my calculations are correct, Goldfrapp has been in the game for close to eleven or so years (!!!). It seems like it was just yesterday when Black Cherry, (my 'first' Frapp experience), invaded my ears to where I proceeded to get euphoric, embarrassing myself and others around me as I waved my hands around to the 'wonderful electric' sounds I heard.  Auto-bio that.

So it is timely that the daring British Electronica duo would unleash a single compilation. Of course with a new compilation comes crisp n' fresh tunes to tack on the tracklist for an surfire purchase (because if you have all of Goldfrapp's albums---then there is no point, right?). Goldfrapp is at least making sure the duo of newness ("Yellow Halo" and "Meloncholy Sky") will do your ear drums good---and they are off to a worthy start with "Yellow Halo". Accompanied with a neat video highlighting Goldfrapp's tour stops in South America, "Yellow Halo" is a creamsicle dream of a song that goes back to the relaxing sounds on Frapp's Seventh Tree set. Satisfying it is.

Pop over the cut to experience the visual and audio wonderment of "Yellow Halo" as well as the tracklisting to The Singles, which will be hitting shelves in February of 2012.




1. Ooh La La
2. Number 1
3. Strict Machine (Single Mix)
4. Lovely Head
5. Utopia (Genetically Enriched)
6. A&E
7. Happiness (Single Version)
8. Train
9. Ride A White Horse (Single Version)
10. Rocket
11. Believer
12. Black Cherry
13. Yellow Halo
14. Melancholy Sky

3 comments:

  1. Curious about the new material too. Loved her latest 80's inspired incarnation, too bad that record wasn't really successful.

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  2. I'm sad they didn't include the "shoulda been" Bond theme "Human" from "Felt Mountain," a single I think or "Alive" from "Head First." I'm ashamed the only one of theirs I don't own is "Seventh Tree," I need to get it.-QH

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  3. Kit:
    Oh, I LOVED 'Head First' and was kind of sad of all the hate spewed out about it and how it just didn't latch on. Really thought they would've crossed over with it. It was just plain fun and to be honest I play it the most next to 'Black Cherry'.

    QH:
    Yeah, I noticed the skimping on 'Felt Mountain'. "Human" was actually my favorite, next to "Pilots" off of FM. I'm with you about "Alive" being excluded---great song. For some reason, I feel you can't sum up Goldfrapp into a hits package (well, hell a lot of artists you can't), you just need to buy the albums.

    Don't be ashamed :) 'Seventh Tree' is pretty good (especially for "A&E" which is gorgeous) a bit lullaby-ish, more folky, but well worth the purchase.

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