Head First (2010) Having deserted the dozy comedown of 2008's muted Seventh Tree , U.K. duo Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory return to the dance floor with nine… 2010-03-23 Goldfrapp
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Head First (2010)

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EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 23, 2010; Lead Performance: Goldfrapp

Having deserted the dozy comedown of 2008's muted Seventh Tree, U.K. duo Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory return to the dance floor with nine tracks of glitter-strewn glam pop. Head First sounds as if they've been commissioned 
to paint the inside of Olivia Newton-John's mind, circa 1980: all strobe-lit synths, feathery vocals, and goofy synonyms for sex. Only "Shiny and Warm," a dark-disco burner, recalls the sootier allure of their early stuff; otherwise, 
this is pure Xanadu camp. B

Download These:
Bowie-esque strut Shiny and Warm at last.fm
Roller-queen sugar rush Rocket at myspace.com

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Originally posted Mar 16, 2010 Published in issue #1095 Mar 26, 2010 Order article reprints