Artist Spotlight: Goldfrapp
by Annie Zaleski | September 14, 2013
The intrigue-filled British duo Goldfrapp -- named after vocalist Alison Goldfrapp -- is electro-pop royalty. During the band's nearly 15-year career, they've dabbled in slinky, chilled atmospherics (2000's Felt Mountain), disco glitterbombs and dancefloor commandments (2003's Black Cherry, 2005's Supernature), and subdued folktronica (2008's ambient-leaning Seventh Tree). They've also had their music deconstructed and remixed by a bevy of A-listers, including Benny Benassi, Yeasayer, Plaid, Animal Collective and the DFA. With the recent release of Goldfrapp's sixth studio album, Tales of Us (their first since 2010's Head First), we've put together this career-spanning playlist to give you a sense of how easily their music glides from introspective beauty to seductive bliss.