April 5, 2010
Icon, Meet Icon
See the new Spin - or Spin Online - for a fantastic piece with Debbie Harry and Alison Goldfrapp. Both look fantastic and neither is ever anything close to dull.
Meanwhile, Goldfrapp's new Head First album is stunning. While it's not the emotional highpoint that Seventh Tree was, it does have a perfect mix of 80's "stonkers" (Alive, Rocket, I Wanna Life) and subtly melancholy mid-tempos (Hunt, Dreaming). It is worth the cost of the record just for the zippery synths that dominate the final minute of Dreaming. The title track's chorus of "My whole world in light / Head first in love" will surely be one of the prettiest of 2010.
Be sure to read Robbie Daw's great interview with Alison on Idolator.