You can’t accuse Goldfrapp of lacking a sense of adventure. When session musician Will Gregory and occasional Orbital singer Alison Goldfrapp first joined forces in 2000, they made widescreen chill-out such as the delicious ‘Utopia’, still one of their strongest songs, but ever since then they have embraced multiple styles: electroclash (‘Train’), glam (‘Ooh La La’), oddball folktronica (‘A&E’) and Hall & Oates-style funk-pop (‘Rocket’). There are even two new songs included, ‘Yellow Halo’ and ‘Melancholy Sky’, which have an epic Kate Bush feel. Such directional swerves are admirable, but make an uneven set, especially as the material from their first three albums has more palpable sparkle than the rest.
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