Although I love Alison Goldfrapp, I'd lie if I tried to explain her. File her under 'Weird' - a woman who sang a capella while milking a very anxious cow. (Yes, it really did happen...) But she has a powerful voice, her band has a strong sound. And it all comes to down-tempo elegant weirdness. It seems to work. You'd be a fool to ignore her weirdness. Alison is going places, and she's hauling her bizarre band with her.
This very strange EP works well. "Utopia" is the highlight of her debut CD, creepy catchy & corny. Perfectly Goldfrapp. While the less adventurous scratch their heads, real fans need to hear the unreleased "UK Girls - Let's Get Physical". With its bizarre down-tempo production, it's almost a Goth anthem - it's also kinda dumb. Goldfrapp in a nutshell. The included live version of "Human" is exceptional, it swings while the studio version nags. The other 5 mixes of "Utopia" are barely worth mentioning.
I can't wait for the next album, just to explain the first one.