Label: Mute - none • Format: 10x, File AAC, Album 256 kbps • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Downtempo, Indie Pop, Synth-pop
Tales of Us is the sixth studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrappreleased on 6 September by Mute Records. In Junethe duo embarked on the Tales of Us Tour to promote the album. Goldfrapp began recording their sixth studio album in April recording in the English countryside, then mixing in London.
Co-created by Alison Goldfrapp and Gunning, the film follows five characters—Stranger, Laurel, Jo, Drew and Annabel—and spans themes of love, loss, madness and identity. The film was followed immediately by an exclusive live performance by Goldfrapp transmitted into cinemas from AIR Studios in London.
The song "Annabel" was inspired by Kathleen Winter 's novel Men At Play - Dr. Jam (In The Slam) the same nameabout an intersex child being raised as a boy. Tales of Us received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a weighted mean rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 26 reviews.
That it sounds Annabel - Goldfrapp - Tales Of Us (File gorgeously lush too is mere icing on a very rich cake. Mojo critic David Hutcheon opined that compared to Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree"the mood [on Tales of Us ] is all of a piece, the songs are stronger, and nobody suggests lightening the atmosphere with a high-energy single to reassure listeners that Alison hasn't taken Annabel - Goldfrapp - Tales Of Us (File of her senses.
Will Salmon of Clash called the album a "frequently beautiful return to form" and commented that " Tales Of Us is relentlessly one note but frequently beautiful, and a welcome change from the theatrics of its immediate predecessor, 's Head First "  In a more mixed review, Pitchfork Media 's Andrew Ryce felt that "some of the duo's unique imagination is replaced with a traditionalism that feels incongruous with the rest of their career", adding that "[d]iehard fans of Goldfrapp will no doubt find something to love here, but for the rest of us, it's a thin record that doesn't do much to prop up its skeletal frame.
As a result, Tales of Us is slightly more mesmerising soundscape than collection of genuinely outstanding songs. Tales of Us debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 13, copies, earning Goldfrapp their fourth consecutive top ten studio album. All tracks are written by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory.
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