December 20 - 13
We have a few more reviews of some of our top 10 albums from 2013. Enjoy this review of Goldfrapp’s Tales of Us.
Album: Tales of Us
On their sixth studio album Tales of Us Goldfrapp (Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory) take a substantial departure from their previous record Head First. Gone is the synth-driven electro of “Rocket” and “Believer.” In its place is a lush collection of acoustic and intimate songs that are subdued and somber. The instrumentation is sparse – acoustic guitar, strings, and piano with nary a drum to be heard. But the arrangements are effective, creating the proper atmosphere to take you on their personal and reflective journey. Although the record lacks a true standout song (my favorite is “Annabel”) the album as a whole is mesmerizing – proof that the duo’s talent goes well beyond pop hooks and electronic production.
-Mark Campbell, Music Supervisor... Read More
December 15 - 13
Your Sunday just got better! Check out album review #3 of 10 featuring some of the best albums released this year.
Electronic Soul duo Quadron released their sophomore effort Avalanche in March. The Danish group, comprised of singer Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj (Coco O) and musician/producer Robin Hannibal (also of the band Rhye) outdid themselves with this second album. Singles “Hey Love” and “Favorite Star” are catchy and fun enough to be instant earworms, and slow jams like “Befriend” and “Something That You Like” are smoldering burners that could make Sade jealous. It’s nearly impossible to listen any track off of Avalanche without moving a part of one’s body; tapping a foot, nodding a head, swaying hips or snapping fingers. Quite possibly, all of these things would happen at once, and that is the mark of a really great album.
-Heather Thueringer, Music Supervisor... Read More