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Is "We Are Glitter" Gold?
ariel | October 29, 2006 at 10:08 amby
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If Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters had a daughter, and sent her to be taught by Madonna, the result would be the husky-voiced, disco queen Alison Goldfrapp, lead singer of British two-man band, Goldfrapp. The October 17 release of the Mute Records band, blends the film score sensibilities of multi-talented instrumentalist Will Gregory, the glam rock appreciation of singer Alison Goldfrapp, and the mixing talents of deejays across the planet. Goldfrapp’s record “We Are Glitter” is derivative, but danceable.
Most of their remixes come across as white noise, rather than "Glitter,” as their title suggest. A first time listener of the electronic duo would be better off listening to one of their previous releases, "Supernature" or "Black Cherry," both nominated for United Kingdom awards. The twin remixes of "Number 1," "Satin Chic" and "Ride the White Horse," while pleasant enough dance tracks, fade into (...)