I just want to say that Head First is one of the cleverest album titles I’ve come across in a long while. And it kind speaks for the sentiment of Goldfrapp’s latest album: a very sexy and thrilling journey. Following the British duo’s somewhat reflective album Seventh Tree, Head First is a return to the catchy electropop of 2005′s Supernatural. Highlighted by Alison Goldfrapp’s luscious vocals and Will Gregory’s soundscapes, the album is an energetic rush of dance beats, synths and melodies that would make both Giorgio Moroder and ABBA proud. “Rocket” and “Alive” are just some of the razzle dazzle tracks; the Gothic-sounding “Dreaming” lives up to its name. It’s hard not to be caught up in Head First’s energetic and infectious rush; just let yourself loose and enjoy the ride.
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Record Store Day has now come and passed. This year’s event on Apr. 17 seemed more memorable compared to last year’s as far as special items and rarities were concerned, from a numbered 45 single of the Rolling Stones’ “Plundered My Soul” to the Flaming Lips’ tribute to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
So taking a page from my Microphone Memory Emotion coverage of the event from last year, I returned back to the two places participating on Record Store Day. First I waited on line at City Hall’s J&R Music World a half-hour before the store’s open behind 10 other people who were already there. I was glad to arrive early since the Village’s Other Music wasn’t going to open until 11 a.m. View full article »