Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 218

Goldfrapp- Head First

This really isn't my bag, but it was listenable. I never have been much of a fan of the Euro, electro dance pop stuff. This wasn't bad, but it's not like it's going to make me get up and start dancing or anything.

I got it for free and I guess it was given to me because there is a decent size blotch on Side 1 that effects two songs. No biggie though. Those songs weren't that good.

I did dig the first song, "Rocket". Very 80's vibe. It's easy to see why they released it as the first single.

So do the kids listen to this kind of stuff in the clubs? Or is it not dumb enough? I guess they are pretty popular in Europe. Hell, I don't know I'm old. Let me know if you want this record. I have no problem giving it up. Just remember the blotch on Side 1.

1 comment:

  1. As a biased, older-than-average club goer, I can firmly attest that, yes, this is the sort of music that the dancing, huddled masses still go for.
    Having said that, Goldfrapp has really hit gold with this release... as in Solid Gold.
    From the opening 80's vamp of "Rocket" that eerily echoes Van Halen's "Jump," through the Berlin-esque "Alive" and a thorough run-in with Giorgio Moroder and Flashdance-era "Believer," Head First is a formidable throwback to the 80's in all their glory, all blotches aside.