The dance music of the 70s is alive and unfortunately not well on Goldfrapp's latest album. Lead singer Alison Goldfrapp and partner-in-crime Wil Gregory often sound as if they are trying to be ABBA Part Deux. You'll swear you are hearing songs like "Waterloo" at times. Individually the songs are cool, but when you listen to the entire album it sorta gets wearing after a while. I don't know why it doesn't work as a whole. It just doesn't. There are plenty of catchy melodies, vampy piano playing, cool instances of Goldfrapp harmonizing with herself, and other nice sections. But nothing about seems original. Whether they are rebirthing the 70s or referring to their own music, it all has that passé quality to it.

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