Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A rather lenghty post about why you shouldn't download the new Goldfrapp album

...or at least make sure to buy it when it comes out.

So here we go.

This is Alison Goldfrapp, and an owl.



Alison is in the pop band Goldfrapp, who are rather amazing, all things considered. Their album has unfortunately leaked, and while we're not pointing fingers, it's not the ideal situation under which to release your new, completely genre-busting new record, we're sure you'll agree. Now don't get us wrong, we download music, in various stages of legality, ALL THE TIME. Our browsers are perpetually set to The Hype Machine and Elbo.ws, and we show no remorse in our right-click-saving-as. That said, we also (alert: novel idea) buy music from these things called record stores, have shelves of CDs and pride ourselves in supporting artists we like. Call us crazy.

So the point of this post isn't to guilt-trip anyone to dragging their asses down to the Virgin Megastore, or suggest that you shouldn't post MP3s, but rather just to highlight that Goldfrapp are one of the only pop bands around (maybe with Dragonette and Chungking and such) who actually need people to buy their fucking records, because as well as making a slick product, they're also making art, and the fact that in this day and age pop musicians are still capable of making Art is quite commendable, and for that they deserve reward. We mean, we love Girls Aloud, but let's be real, at the end of the day Polydor is going to give them their paychecks for not really doing anything but wearing a bit of latex and that'll be that.

Remember when Supernature came out and everyone lost their shit, because it was a glam pop album and not a trip hop album? Well the world was about to do the same thing with Seventh Tree (that's the new one), because it is a folk pop album and not a glam pop album, but now that artistic campaign is sort of ruined because one person couldn't keep their watermark to themselves. We just think it's a shame. There was a TIME in this WORLD where PEOPLE knew about NOTIONS such as ANTICIPATION, SATISFACTION AND REWARD and didn't have everything HANDED to them with the CLICK of a BUTTON [God, we get it! We get it!-- Uppity Senior Citizens Ed.]. We as a blog have made a conscious decision to try and never accept advertisers, and this blog post was not paid for or anything, but we really believe this album might change the way some people think about pop music and it would be great to see it realize it's full potential. FYI, Seventh Tree comes out on February 25, 2008 in the U.K., and February 26th in he U.S.

That'll be all.

Also we want them to have money to keep building GIANT OWLS OUT OF REAL FEATHERS. If anything, do it for the owls. :(.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Keane said...

You know, I'm convinced that the owl is Will in disguise.

As for the leaking- well, yes. My guilt-induced pre-order of all three formats of A&E (in addition to Seventh Tree, of course) will be winging its way to me from overseas the minute it's released. Sad.

4:42 PM  
Blogger CEC said...

Actually I think that's what Will really looks like.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad it leaked, because I was able to download it and find out it was awful.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever made "Seventh Tree" available for download knew exactly what they were doing - it coulnd't have been a fan. Goodness knows what their agenda was but they have deliberately done it.

Interesting how the leak occurred at exactly the same time as the Kylie Minogue release of 'X'. Could have been a crazed Kylie fan...

9:33 AM  

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