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goldfrapp: seventh tree (2008)
June 28, 2008, 12:56 am
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Seventh Tree ••••½

There comes a time in every showgirl’s life when the thought of hanging up the sequins, dismantling the killer heels and consigning the nipple tassles to the bottom drawer of the bedside cabinet becomes an attractive reality. Having progressed from Felt Mountain‘s midsummer night’s dream of a freshly post-virginal, fragile infatuation to Supernature‘s hypersexual glam-rock stomp, via Black Cherry‘s kinky allusions and overt flirtations, Seventh Tree finds the duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory not so much edging away from the adventurous lust of their last two albums as turning their back on it completely. It’s still very much a Goldfrapp record but this isn’t Felt Mountain part II either; there’s nothing so innocent about Seventh Tree.

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