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The Love Invention

Alison Goldfrapp

The Love Invention

Debut solo album from the London-born singer and producer and one half of electronic duo Goldfrapp

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    Welcome to Alison Goldfrapp’s paradisiacal, tempting, thrilling vision of the sublime
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  2. 9.0 |   Albumism

    It’s safe to assume that Gregory and Goldfrapp will reteam someday. In the meantime, we’re fortunate to have Goldfrapp on her own, standing tall, as she actions an engaging, contemporary pop genre experience with The Love Invention
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    It runs the gamut of immediate, dancefloor-ready electro-pop with style
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  4. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Replugs Goldfrapp into the euphoria of the dancefloor and is in thrall to the beat, a full-bodied, relentless immersion in house, disco and distorted electro
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Her respect for the power of the groove results in one of her most cohesive projects, and one that makes the dance floor that much classier with its presence
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  6. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    The artist formerly known as half of Goldfrapp deploys powerful creative forces for a louche debut solo record whose modus operandi is essentially ‘poppers o’clock’
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Apart from the more lightweight yarning of In Electric Blue, each track on this album takes you further into her brave new world. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The FT

    Rubbery electronic basslines and locked-on dance beats give the songs a pulsing energy
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  9. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Her first solo album ever does away with the moody darkness altogether
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    On The Love Invention, Alison Goldfrapp shows that she's more than just the face of Goldfrapp. In fact, she might still be the face of modern UK sophisti-pop
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  11. 7.7 |   Spectrum Culture

    Hitting the dancefloor, Goldfrapp proves that age is just a construct people use to limit possibilities
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  12. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The Love Invention isn’t quite the crown grab it has the potential to be, despite her being on brilliant form as always
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    She relies on relatively conservative house music tropes sometimes, but the hooks never fail to cut through. Print edition only

  14. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    It’s when the singer embraces her inner weirdo that her music feels truly inventive.
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  15. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Alison Goldfrapp is full of disco sparkle – but it's the more melancholy numbers where it gets interesting
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  16. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    More of an album to be used as background noise when working, The Love Invention isn’t a definitive statement on who Alison Goldfrapp is, but it’s a nice time when it’s on
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  17. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    Not quite a reinvention, the Goldfrapp singer’s solo debut sets her against sleek synth disco that she mostly complements rather than commands
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  18. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Plenty of dance floor glitter but a lack of heart and melody
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