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Black Cherry [Enhanced]

Goldfrapp Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
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1. Crystalline Green
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6. Hairy Trees
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9. Forever
10. Slippage

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Goldfrapp's Black Cherry inhabits a dark alley, bristling with urban menace and throbbing with a deep electronic pulse--a far cry from their breezy debut, which gently led the listener to a fairytale aural utopia occupied by Parisian pop, whistling divas and baroque masters. Having given up the countryside for a neon-lit studio, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory have infused Black Cherry with an intensity and brooding claustrophobia that's both exuberant and sensual. Simultaneously mellifluous and mechanical, tracks such as "Train," with its fiery industrial rhythm, steer Goldfrapp dangerously close to the ailing electro-clash scene, before veering back to more familiar territory with the likes of the sultry, downbeat "Black Cherry" and languid dreamy ambience of "Forever." Elsewhere our Hampshire-bred heroine gets deep down and dirty on "Twist," an ode to oral that finds Goldfrapp waxing lyrical to a fierce driving Kraftewerk-esque synth. No Felt Mountain to get lost in, but at least there's "Hairy Trees" to make up for it. --Christopher Barrett

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4.0 out of 5 stars Here we go Nov. 5 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Alison Goldfrapp is one of the female vocalists who is truly unique, whos music truly cannot be categorized into the generalizations called "Genres". In a world of the publicized antics of Britney Spears and her fellow expositionist/classless peers, Alison Goldfrapp stands out as a combinations of both culture and intelligence, as Rob Dougan and the Hartnoll brothers of Orbital in their prime did.
The first two tracks, "Crystalline Green" and "Train" combine the impact of sythesized beats with the voice of Alison Goldfrapp, which can be described as a deeper, younger madonna with more range and the ability to use it to its fullest.
The song "Black Cherry" is softer, almost like a lullaby, where fans of Orbital will recognize the almost hypnotic voice that was present in their album "Snivelisation".
"Tiptoe", although reminiscent of the soundtrack to dirty films in more than one part, is listenable, not because of the references that it brings, but because of its overall congruency, which is missing in almost every modern artist's music.
"Deep Honey" and "Hairy Trees", like "Black Cherry" are backed with a less imtense sythesized harmonys, and again, display Alison Goldfrapp's hauntingly attractive voice to its fullest extent.
"Twist" and "Strict Machine" are, in my opinion, the best tracks on the album and are pprobably the catchy work that Goldfrapp has done to date. They are "feel good" songs with references to the Risque, the suggestive.
The last two songs on the album, "Forever" and "Slippage" are more ambient, the latter having almost no sung "words" in it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lush Dec 14 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
THis album is a nice counterbalance to Felt Mountain, introducing Goldfrapp's first efforts at electric caberet style music. THis shows great prmise as an artist, as it shows that Goldfrapp is capable of trying something new to avoid releasing album after album of the same old thing that other artists that do similar music have fallen prey to (Such as Lamb).
Definately worth a shot if you like Strict Machine. If you're repulsed by something you should dance dirty to, then stick with Felt Mountain.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Edgy and hot without being cheesy Sept. 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
Highlights on this CD include Black Cherry, Train, Twist and Strict Machine. This is yet another example of how Europe is so much more advanced when it comes to musical taste. Goldfrapp turns to more electronic sounds and 80s beats on this CD, compared to the enchanting sounds of "Felt Mountain." Nice collection of songs. This CD is edgy without the invariable cheesiness of artists like Peaches.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kinky in L.A. June 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
There are already well written, articulate reviews here so I'll just say that Black Cherry grew to become my favorite of the two Goldfrapp albums. In fact, I made "an emergency" copy to keep in the office, for "difficult times"... Deliciously kinky and decadent (LA style) it always brings a smile to my face, all the more so since I've recently been to LA (1st time in America!) and absolutely LOVED it. Not much of a review, this, but I just couldn't resist expressing my delight and I note I'm not the only one to do so...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Excellence June 28 2004
By K A L
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best CD's I own. If you must compare it to Felt Mountain then think of it as a comparrison between sex on bottom and sex on top, both are great. I don't even want to try and over-think this album because the sheer joy lof listening to something so powerfully transportational cannot be eclisped by fumbling analysis. Listen, just buy the record and if you want you can name your first-born after me as a small way of saying thanks fer the heads up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Black Cherry! June 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Experimental ElectrobeatZ meetZ wonderful and nature talented Voice. She definetely needs no vocal coach. "Train" is a lil bit 70s glam-influenced and "Strict machine" can be a dancefloorfiller. "Black cherry" is such an great album, I love it! To see "Goldfrapp" live is also very interesting to watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Beautiful Blend of Music Ever! June 4 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I don't think it's possible for this CD's blend of techno, trip-hop, orchestral backgrounds and breathy lyrics to sound any more beautiful. I listened to "Felt Mountain" a while ago and maybe one or two songs caught my attention, but not enough to purchase the CD. I enjoy the synth-pop, trance-like sounding techno on "Black Cherry" infinitely more than the choice of music on Goldfrapp's previous album.
Just the other day I was admiring the music in the background of the new COKE commercial with Kate Beckingsale by the pool...imagine my surprise when I buy the CD and find the very song is #4- Tiptoe!
Some favorites (and it was hard to choose)are: #2-"Train" #3-"Black Cherry" #4-"Tiptoe" and last, the song that prompted me to buy the CD in the first place (It's on a compilation CD called "Ultra Chilled") #6-"Hairy Trees". The fast songs, for example, "Train" and "Twist" are extremely upbeat and undeniably sexy while the slower ones- "Black Cherry", "Hairy Trees", and "Forever"- have an enticing, sensual, mind-drugging effect which gives you chills.
Now when I go back and listen to "Black Cherry" for the hundredth upon hundredth time- I'll find a new favorite! This CD by Goldfrapp is simply amazing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atmosphere Dripping Through Your Headphones
My encounter with Goldfrapp is somewhat strange. I knew who they were from around the time they released their second album "Black Cherry" in April 2003. Read more
Published on June 3 2004 by Busy Body
4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes change is a good thing.
I remember discovering Felt Mountain on an amazon.com listmania list, and eagerly buying it. And I remember listening to it, still being blown away after the 100th time, and... Read more
Published on June 2 2004
I am surprised with all the gloating reviews here.
Goldfrapp's by-now-characteristic electronica sound combinations are initially impressive, especially because they accompany... Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Shashank Tripathi
4.0 out of 5 stars Intoxicatingly gorgeous...
Cabaret and electronica are two labels that come to mind when listening to this fine disc. The duo Goldfrapp does an excellent job of combining the two aforementioned labels... Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by H. Yu
2.0 out of 5 stars What Happened?
For lovers of Goldfrapp's lush and seductively sexy debut 'Felt Mountain', 'Black Cherry' may leave you feeling cold. Read more
Published on May 10 2004 by B. Clothier
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold Funk Electronica
What was missing from Goldfrapp's debut is definitely found on Black Cherry.Some have described this sophomore effort as "uplifting" and "catchy" and for good reason. Read more
Published on April 11 2004 by Armando M. Mesa
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