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Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp

Date: Dec 31 2007

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

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There’s something about movie scores that just really grabs your emotions, isn’t there? Well, imagine music that sounds like a movie score but is infinitely more complex and fronted by a beautiful, talented singer.

Then you’ve got Goldfrapp. The British duo led by Alison Goldfrapp is one of the biggest electronic acts in the world. Listen to Devan educate Marni on the subject.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Devan

Devan

Marni:  So I was at the record store the other day looking for holiday gifts and I came across Goldfrapp and…

Devan:  Oh, she’s awesome.

Marni:  I don’t know her! And somebody I know was like, “Oh, I love that album” and I was like, “Wow, I feel so uncool.” So, what do you know about her? I’m totally intrigued.

Devan:  Oh, she’s totally amazing. She’s from England, Madonna’s like her number one fan...

Marni:  Really?

Devan:  Yeah and she’s really huge around the world but in the US she hasn’t broken out as much but she’s really awesome.

Marni:  I wonder why she’s not big here. I don’t know, are we just slow to catch on to new trends?

Devan:  I guess so. She makes like electro pop music which is the poppy mainstream stuff in Europe, but here her music is more obscure. It’s kind of weird or avant-garde compared to US pop artists, but she’s really amazing. She’s got this crazy presence.

Marni:  I kind of heard that. Like, you just see her and you’re so, you know, enthralled by her.

Devan:  You should get that album for your friend. I guarantee you he’d love it.

 

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Discussion

Marni doesn’t know Goldfrapp, but she’s heard good things. Devan is a fan, and she says, so is Madonna, who is sometimes seen wearing a Goldfrapp t-shirt.

Goldfrapp plays electro pop, which is a style of music that isn’t as popular in the US as it is most other places. Goldfrapp seems really weird compared to American pop stars.

Devan says that Goldfrapp has a lot of presence and tells Marni her friend is bound to love a Goldfrapp CD as a gift.

What movie score do you think Goldfrapp should beef up and turn into their next album?

 

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miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

wow, I don't know who is  Goldfrapp.  I haven't listen only one song. SorryCool

08:58 PM Dec 11 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I don’t know this singer.

08:44 PM Dec 11 2008 |

mikehold

mikehold

Somalia

hi i realy enjoyed to some of american musics so every can ejoy like me, although I didn't understand more but fortunately…

07:11 PM Apr 21 2008 |

monsterbeg

monsterbeg

Morocco

wel ik like the enlgish soong too more

05:05 AM Apr 03 2008 |

monsterbeg

monsterbeg

Morocco

wel i like the it very wel tkans for that

05:04 AM Apr 03 2008 |

natbluefire

South Africa

hi l will like to chat you when will u be free.

12:39 PM Mar 15 2008 |

shevecenko

shevecenko

Turkey

 hello!! I m dogan….... I am from ın turkey….....

have you been in turkey?

11:50 AM Mar 06 2008 |

ali-24

Saudi Arabia

I WANT TALK WTHE ENAY ONE
I START LERAN ENGLISH

06:57 PM Jan 31 2008 |

Dennis2004

China

I don’t know the band, even if i have listened their music, but nearly never remember band’s name.

09:56 AM Jan 29 2008 |

moham

moham

Qatar

hi, this is the first time i know about this kind of music

02:13 PM Jan 09 2008 |

cindy588

cindy588

China

我一個單詞都看不懂

02:41 PM Jan 06 2008 |

susanQiu

susanQiu

China

different people have different taste.

I like electro pop music

 

06:29 AM Jan 06 2008 |

simon ye

China

Laughing My English very poor ,so I can't say,

09:25 AM Jan 05 2008 |

Panduola

Panduola

China

Even though I know nothing about this band, i will support them.

07:57 AM Jan 05 2008 |

Panduola

Panduola

China

I know nothing about Goldfrapp. Maybe I will have a try. When listening to music, I will forget anything annoying. I love music.

 

07:56 AM Jan 05 2008 |

EstebanM

EstebanM

Colombia

Still I have not listened to her. I wait to make it soon, though it is not the type of music that more I like.

12:12 AM Jan 05 2008 |

gonzelius

gonzelius

Argentina

Goldfrapp is well known in Argentina. Although we are inundated with mainstream American pop music, many people like to go off the beaten path and enjoy other more alternative musical offerings. Here British artists are quite popular, as well as some other European musicians are. Sometimes musical acts were huge in Argentina long before they made it big in the US. That was the case—on a more mainstream level of Inxs (Aussie group) and Roxette (Swedish duo)

06:07 AM Jan 04 2008 |

deenanath9

India

hello

02:40 AM Jan 04 2008 |

marina4

Ecuador

i love goldfrapp is my favourite group

07:57 PM Jan 03 2008 |

Ponka

Ponka

Russian Federation

I really don’t like goldfrapp

11:07 AM Jan 03 2008 |

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