🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Goldfrapp

Ooh la la indeed…

AC/DC get a flat 3.00:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
The Offspring 2.08
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57

Today;

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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

0 voters

  • Felt Mountain
  • Black Cherry
  • Supernature
  • Seventh Tree
  • Head First
  • Tales Of Us
  • Silver Eye

0 voters

  • Lovely Head
  • Utopia
  • Human
  • Pilots
  • Train
  • Strict Machine
  • Twist
  • Black Cherry
  • Ooh La La
  • Number 1
  • Ride A White Horse
  • Fly Me Away
  • Satin Boys, Flaming Chic
  • A&E
  • Happiness
  • Caravan Girl
  • Clowns
  • Rocket
  • Alive
  • Believer
  • Melancholy Sky
  • Thea
  • Anymore
  • Systemagic
  • Everything Is Never Enough
  • Ocean

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I lost track of what they were up to after Supernature but I was a big fan up until then. Black Cherry brings back many good memories. 4

3 Likes

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3 maybe idk.

5 Likes

Liked Felt Mountain when it came out even though it seemed like a blatant Portishead rip off. It’s an album I’d be happy to have on and on the very rare occasion I’ve listened to it in the last few years I think it stands up very well, which surprised me tbh.
Never got on with anything else they did but they seem to have always pushed in new directions.

2 seems mean so a generous 3.

feels like one of those bands where everyone likes a different part of their career best

big fan of Tales of Us, find it really atmospheric. less fussed by most of the glam stuff

1 Like

It’s a 2 for me. Enjoyed the first album at the time but can’t really get into it now and it just feels like she/they are too mainstream for me.

1 Like

Were pretty good live when I saw them 20 years ago. Haven’t thought about them since :man_shrugging:

I thought that now Q had closed down I’d never read about them again. Not a fan at all, I’m afraid.

6 Likes

Not sure I’ll ever listen to anything by them again, was fine at the time but never heard anything with staying power beyond the opening 20 seconds of the first album being one of the all-time great opening passages. Should have left it at that frankly.

1 Like

5! Love Alison’s voice and love the bands ability to go in different directions with each album.
I was really struggling with which album to choose because at least 4 of them have real memories attached to them. IMO they have been criminally overlooked to create a Bond theme. They do Cinematic so well!
It was a toss up between seventh tree and tales of us for best album. I’ve gone for tales of us. On another day it might have been supernature or felt mountain.

6 Likes

Remember after ooh la la came out and Rachel stevens copied it?!

1 Like

Abstain, don’t know anything by them.

Stone cold 3

Nice of you to make up so many songs to fill up the single list considering they only released two in reality

4 Likes

Tried multiple albums and none of it does much for me. Some alright stuff on Felt Mountain I guess

Ironic really

2 Likes

Several really good singles, have enjoyed the albums from them I’ve heard, and they’ve succeeded making music in a bunch of different styles. Would always enjoy their stuff on the radio or whatever, but also can’t imagine ever reaching for them without prompting. Maybe that will change one day. Solid 3/5 for now.

Went for Lovely Head as the best tune. Cinematic, simultaneously sultry and fucking creepy, lush yet off-centre, gets under your skin. One of the best pop songs of that kinda downtempo turn-of-the-millennium era.

4 Likes

That Rachel Steves album is the best Goldfrapp album

1 Like