POLLing out every song we used to know - Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

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top drawer album. "eat yourself" is my pick

Poll Results

OptionVotes
7. A&E 8
1. Clowns 7
8. Cologne Cerrone Houdini 4
9. Caravan Girl 3
6. Some People 1
5. Eat Yourself 1
3. Happiness 1
4. Road to Somewhere 0
2. Little Bird 0
10. Monster Love 0


kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

'A&E' for the way the song comes crashing back in after the break at 2:15.

2018 has to be better (snoball), Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

'A&E' for the way the song comes crashing back in after the break at 2:15.

― 2018 has to be better (snoball)

I could not agree more. That is one of my favourite moments in music and I think it's the best song they've done.

kitchen person, Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah A&E is a stunner

i know kore-eda (or something), Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

“caravan girl”

monotony, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

Voting Clowns because it’s such a great start to the album and it’s been stuck in my head for nigh on a decade

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 7 January 2018 06:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

I love that album so much, it might be my favorite of theirs. "A&E" could be it, but I will re-listen before deciding.

LeRooLeRoo, Sunday, 7 January 2018 07:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

Clowns

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 7 January 2018 07:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

Clowns

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 7 January 2018 07:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah Clowns in gorgeous.

This is my least favourite of what I think of as their 'quiet trilogy' (completed by Felt Mountain and Tales of Us)

chap, Sunday, 7 January 2018 10:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

Some People is very beautiful as well.

chap, Sunday, 7 January 2018 10:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

Clowns

piscesx, Sunday, 7 January 2018 13:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

CLOWNS

nashwan, Sunday, 7 January 2018 14:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

'Caravan Girl' is all-time, but this is far from my favourite Goldfrapp album.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Monday, 8 January 2018 17:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

I've got a vague memory of starting a Best Goldfrapp Album poll, but search isn't turning anything up.

chap, Monday, 8 January 2018 17:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

Tales of us stands out to me as their finest, and this comes from someone who never thought felt mountain would be bettered

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 8 January 2018 21:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

xp yeah we seem to have had a 'best album' type discussion on every Goldfrapp thread but no actual dedicated one. weird. there are A LOT of threads too.

piscesx, Monday, 8 January 2018 22:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

Happy to start one after this poll runs its course. I really couldn't predict the winner.

chap, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

For me, it would be Supernature all the way!

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 17:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

No need to hold the poll now.

Haribo Hancock (sic), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 17:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

the two answers here are actually "Happiness" and "Cologne Cerrone Houdini" though

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 18:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Clowns" would be in contention were it not impossible to take serious a floaty meditative pastoral song whose central lyric is "only clowns would play with those balloons"

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 18:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

I loved their stage presentation during this era.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 18:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

The swirls and swipes around "Cologne Cerrone Houdini"'s chorus gets my vote.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 18:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

In a video interview with Blender, Alison Goldfrapp explained the lyrics (for Clowns):

Its about tits, basically. Fake tits. (…) I just happened to be watching a lot of trashy TV at the time and it seemed like every programme had a lady with huge, fake tits, and it’s slightly disturbing.

On Vanity Fair, she clarified:

It’s not a criticism. It’s just an observation.

nashwan, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 19:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

the electric proms performances from this era are great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_5kEuKbA2U

also, yeah don't hold the poll!

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 19:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:01 (nine months ago) Permalink


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