Seventh Tree The party's over for Alison Goldfrapp. On 2005's breakthrough Supernature , sideman Will Gregory surrounded her breathy vocals with enough pulsing beats and glammy keyboard… Seventh Tree The party's over for Alison Goldfrapp. On 2005's breakthrough Supernature , sideman Will Gregory surrounded her breathy vocals with enough pulsing beats and glammy keyboard… 2008-02-26 Goldfrapp Pop
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Seventh Tree (2008)

Goldfrapp | ALISON GOLDFRAPP Seventh Tree dials down the disco tech of previous CD Supernature
ALISON GOLDFRAPP Seventh Tree dials down the disco tech of previous CD Supernature
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 26, 2008; Lead Performance: Goldfrapp; Genre: Pop

The party's over for Alison Goldfrapp. On 2005's breakthrough Supernature, sideman Will Gregory surrounded her breathy vocals with enough pulsing beats and glammy keyboard riffs to fill Studio 54. Yet on the duo's dialed-down fourth CD, Seventh Tree her Kate Bush-esque warble is left exposed, accompanied only by gossamer-light electronics (''Road to Somewhere'') or tasteful strings (''Clowns''). It's a very sleepy listen — though often a very lovely one. Who can blame the group for falling onto an ultrasoft cushion after their last album's long night out at the disco? B+
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Originally posted Feb 22, 2008 Published in issue #980 Feb 29, 2008 Order article reprints