Black Cherry

Release date
1 Aug 2013
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Crystalline Green 4:27 162,779
2 Train 4:11 213,225
3 Black Cherry 4:57 200,647
4 Tiptoe 5:09 129,612
5 Deep Honey 4:00 131,002
6 Hairy Toes 4:38 1,411
7 Twist 3:31 126,752
8 Strict Machine 3:51 355,996
9 Forever 4:13 129,628
10 Slippage 3:56 108,665

About this album

Goldfrapp’s Black Cherry inhabits a dark alley, bristling with urban menace and throbbing with a deep electronic pulse—a far cry from their breezy debut, which gently led the listener to a fairytale aural utopia occupied by Parisian pop, whistling divas and baroque masters. Having given up the countryside for a neon-lit studio, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory have infused Black Cherry with an intensity and brooding claustrophobia that’s both exuberant and sensual. Simultaneously mellifluous and mechanical, tracks such as “Train,” with its fiery industrial rhythm, steer Goldfrapp dangerously close to the ailing electro-clash scene, before veering back to more familiar territory with the likes of the sultry, downbeat “Black Cherry” and languid dreamy ambience of “Forever.” Elsewhere our Hampshire-bred heroine gets deep down and dirty on “Twist,” an ode to oral that finds Goldfrapp waxing lyrical to a fierce driving Kraftewerk-esque synth. No Felt Mountain to get lost in, but at least there’s “Hairy Trees” to make up for it. —Christopher Barrett

Product Description
2003 album follows their debut Felt Mountain, Black Cherry is a Moroder meets Morricone affair, sexually explicit with a dancefloor electro flavor. 10 tracks.

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  • alin1

    I think this is Goldfrapp's best album.

    30 Mar 1:08pm Reply
  • WitchUp

    @abbi98 It's 2003.

    19 Mar 4:07pm Reply
  • abbi98

    Does anyone know the actual release date? Why does it say 2013?

    4 Feb 4:19am Reply
  • Tahula

    This is such a sensual album. [2]

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Neon_Spadezzz

    Great beautiful synth this sound.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Xiaonanigans

    Still their best

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • theresawayout

    Can't believe I refused to give this album a chance because Wikipedia said "genre: Electroclash/synthpop" and I was too hipster for that kind of ****! this is basically electronic music turned into art. the first album of its kind that I can say I have liked (never mind loved). kudos to Goldfrapp for winning someone as pigheaded as me over with their quality music. true artists.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • niqart

    Sad to say this really great & interesting album overshadowed by overrated Felt Mountain & not bad Supernature. The "critics" were get stuck in Felt Mountain sounding & were not able to appreciate new direction of Goldfrapp. They are very silly

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Jhowkun

    most reviews about black cherry are so shitty, this album is amazing

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jacoo90

    rediscovering the album and wondering why I didnt pay the album entirely deserved attention. Slippage is just jaw-dropping

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Batabid

    The whole cover is a collage. I don't understand what is so odd about that.

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • SynthMonster

    One thing that bothers me about this cover is how photoshopped Alison's right arm looks...[2]

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • GonzPilsen

    @edwinfry: oh god, I never noticed that before. so creepy.

    22 Oct 2011 Reply
  • edwinfry

    One thing that bothers me about this cover is how photoshopped Alison's right arm looks...

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Yeah, I'm going to stick to FM and 7T from now on.

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    ... as a Felt Mountainite, I must admit this doesn't start promisingly. I just hope it turns out good by the end.

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • airwickhaze

    This, and Pure Reason Revolution's Amor Vincit Omnia are totally my sex albums.

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Batabid

    one of my top 10 of all time. they will probably NEVER top this album. the atmosphere they created on this album - the grande orchestral arrangements set over the backdrop of warm, yet groovy synthesizers. Alison also nailed the art direction, it was spot on. there is not one weak track on this album. such a creative peak. don't even mention 'head first'... I loved their first three albums, was 'meh' about 'seventh tree' (apart from 'clowns' and 'eat youreself') and it's not like they are making it easier by releasing 'head first'. I hope, they have been my favourite band for 7 or 8 years now, that they will redeem themselves with the next one...

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • igottrouble

    :love: :love: :love:

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • subrussian

    hot, sexy and epic album. Their best among electronic-ones (Black Cherry, Supernature and Head First)

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
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