Clay

Goldfrapp’s new album, Tales Of Us, is a bit of a grower. It is largely folk crossed with baroque with Alison’s breathy vocals, ten songs all named after people. At times I’m finding it a bit one paced but the sumptuousness of the songs carries it through. Most of them leave you feeling a little sadder than when you started. This one is the album’s closer and is as good as any of the rest. It starts off low key with picked guitar and voice and then builds, adding some strings and a little drama before coming to sudden stop.

Clay