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Goldfrapp — Utopia
Album: Felt Mountain
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Total ratings: 1619









Released: 2000
Length: 4:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
It's a strange day
No colours or shapes
No sound in my head
I forget who I am
When I'm with you
There's no reason
There's no sense
I'm not supposed to feel
I forget who I am
I forget
Fascist baby
Utopia, utopia
My dog needs new ears
Make his eyes see forever
Make him live like me
Again and again
I'm wired to the world
That's how I know everything
I'm super brain
That's how they made me
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I heard this in the background while making dinner.  Too busy handling the salmon to get to Mute button soon enough. Excruciating.  Maybe better if I gave it my attention, but I doubt it.

Should be a 2, but I'll double it for the two images on the cover.

Nah. It wasn't Acceptable.
today i'm imagining this song as the rambling of a cylon basestar hybrid...
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1...
Well, what do you know!?!  It's a Rorschach test !
One of their best tunes, easily!
Gets better as it goes.  dwhayslett wrote:

Now there's a shocker.
 

 ciarataylor wrote:
1 out of 10.
 
Now there's a shocker.
1 play in 30 days. Make it longer next time. 1 out of 10.
Utopia Parkway by Fountains of Wayne and Utopia Theme by Todd Rundgren's Utopia -

any others? 
I really want to see this novel/watch this movie.

Somebody make it!
I just now noticed the images in her hair.
Interesting to listen) 
 xtalman wrote:
Could be a Bond theme from the 60;s.

 
but the lyrics belong to a SciFi from the 70s. {#Propeller}

I'll take a goldfrapp venti with soy please...no ice.

Was she involved with any of the original Star Trek soundtracks by chance? 
 

Put it on the wall of your room, please don't come to defile the page of Goldfrapp with Carnival figures and bully-bucks.

Zep wrote Mar 07, 2016 - 19:56
 

 

 ottovonb wrote:
Goldfrapp always feels like listening a classic James Bond soundtrack somehow...love that.

 
There's a big bag of John Barry hooks swirling around in there. But that is good, because John Barry is ace, and so is Goldfrapp.

City in my head….
 WhiteMagnolia wrote:
Best song on earth :-) !!!!

 
Kudos to that! Outstanding in concert. Latest album is to die for (metaphorically speaking)
The cover brings a novel meaning to the term sexy hair.
Could be a Bond theme from the 60;s.
Sounds quite like pet shop boys style.. before they got absolutely fabulous.  Like.
 
The UK government's new theme song? Fascist, baby!
Cool melody
 RobRyan wrote:
Visually and aurally, Goldfrapp creeps me out. 
Ditto, in the best way imaginable! Too bad there isn't an RP rating "Luscious."
 Yeah, very true!!!!


grant wrote:
The post-modern female David Bowie?  Interesting stuff.

 


The post-modern female David Bowie?  Interesting stuff.
City in my head...
I love this particular song ! {#Daisy}
She creeps me out, too......... music for Obsessives ?
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm not an ardent fan of her work, but "creepy" is not a word I would use to describe her - especially from a visual perspective.  This tune's quite enjoyable.
 

Psychedelic
I like most Goldfrapp, but this really doesn't do it for me right now.
Still just as incredibly brilliant as the first time I heard it. The "I am super brain, that's how they made me" line gets me every time. {#Eek} {#Propeller}
not  too impressed.  sort of contrived?
 RobRyan wrote:
Visually and aurally, Goldfrapp creeps me out.
 
I'm not an ardent fan of her work, but "creepy" is not a word I would use to describe her - especially from a visual perspective.  This tune's quite enjoyable.
 ottovonb wrote:
Goldfrapp always feels like listening a classic James Bond soundtrack somehow...love that.
 
Will Gregory's contribution, methinks. (Love their collaboration, BTW.)
Goldfrapp always feels like listening a classic James Bond soundtrack somehow...love that.
 4merdj wrote:
Check out the Goldfrapp jukebox at https://goldfrapp.us/ {#Cheers}
 
worth posting again ...
 RichardPrins wrote:

Hey, another Xmas song ;)

It's a strange day
No colours or shapes
No sound in my head
I forget who I am
When I'm with you
There's no reason
There's no sense
I'm not supposed to feel
I forget who I am
I forget
Fascist baby
Utopia, utopia
My dog needs new ears
Make his eyes see forever
Make him live like me
Again and again
I'm wired to the world
That's how I know everything
I'm super brain
That's how they made me
 

Love it

Nice.

Makes me want to hear some Utopia. 
 ziggytrix wrote:
I have to wonder if she'd been binging on William Gibson stories before writing this song....
 
Love gibson, love goldfrapp the two should mate and have very clever babies
 RobRyan wrote:
Visually and aurally, Goldfrapp creeps me out.
 
Ditto, but I like it, nonetheless. {#Shifty}
@calypsus_1  Stunning photo! I'm just now discovering Goldfrapp and I am mesmerized.

This sounds like it's a Sean Connery-era James Bond theme song written 40 years too late.


Visually and aurally, Goldfrapp creeps me out.
 lerxst wrote:
I picture Madeline Kahn singing this in Blazing Saddles.
 

Yes, that is probably the most accurate description of this woman's horrible music I have heard,
 unclehud wrote:
I was watching this movie over the weekend, and the teenaged girl character mentioned Goldfrapp.   !!!!  Cool, eh?  I KNOW!!  Very very way cool.  Ummm, OK, guess you had to be there. 

Maybe means nothing to you, but I'd have never known what she was talking about except that I've heard Goldfrapp on RP and felt oh so smug  that an old guy like me can identify pieces of young people's culture.  (Thanks, Bill!)

The movie is Hard Candy which is full of uneasy themes.  It does, however show that Ellen Page has tremendous acting talent.
 
That movie left me in a daze for days.
Really. 
I was watching this movie over the weekend, and the teenaged girl character mentioned Goldfrapp.   !!!!  Cool, eh?  I KNOW!!  Very very way cool.  Ummm, OK, guess you had to be there. 

Maybe means nothing to you, but I'd have never known what she was talking about except that I've heard Goldfrapp on RP and felt oh so smug  that an old guy like me can identify pieces of young people's culture.  (Thanks, Bill!)

The movie is Hard Candy which is full of uneasy themes.  It does, however show that Ellen Page has tremendous acting talent.
I have to wonder if she'd been binging on William Gibson stories before writing this song....
Best song on earth :-) !!!!
Check out the Goldfrapp jukebox at https://goldfrapp.us/ {#Cheers}
This gal is such a kook. I really like her stuff.
seducing spirits alive in song
The world I want to be in!
was wondering if anyone else heard the similarities to the opera singing blue chick, and apparently others have.

 
spraehbuer wrote:

because of the opera scene with the blue alien singer. the background singing in this song sounds quite similar.

love that song btw . . . no wrong: love the whole album{#Daisy}

 



 


I picture Madeline Kahn singing this in Blazing Saddles.

Goldfrapp by ~p0m
©2008-2010 ~p0m
https://www.mongosapiens.com

Hove 08, Norway.

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Mesmerizing ... {#Meditate}
Awesome song, very eerie!
 vit wrote:
It's appropriate that Goldfrapp's name sounds like a Starbucks drink. Trying to get through the day without a Goldfrapp song on RP is just like trying to go through town without seeing a Starbucks.

Except that Goldfrapp are quality and a positive contribution to the (aural) landscape. 

 aquadonia wrote:
Looking back at what I missed.... I can't believe I had this at only a 6!  It's at least a 9!
 
You must have been posting with your monitor upside down the other time.

Never really took that song in before,  she has a great voice.
 renegade_X wrote:
Sounds like the theme (in bits) for Dr. Who...LOL
 
Staring the blue chick from Fifth Element ;)
Thought the same dmned thing!

 spraehbuer wrote:

because of the opera scene with the blue alien singer. the background singing in this song sounds quite similar.

love that song btw . . . no wrong: love the whole album{#Daisy}

 



 
In fact, I think it's a sample of that part in which the blue alien sings

 Excelsior wrote:
A fantastic voice and she's drop-dead gorgeous. Who could ask for more?
 
Holy crap!  A positive comment by Excelsior!  Whodathunkit?

(He's gone now, right?  Haven't seen anything from him in awhile.)
 renegade_X wrote:


I am a guy that prefers the hear female vocalists. Allot of "typical" males would label that as being a gay person. I never understood this as why would anyone male or female prefer to hear a male vocalists?

 

I prefer female vocals too.  But judging rock songs by the quality of the vocals is like judging a book by the way it smells. I'd like to take this opportunity to plug Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  What a voice and what a rocker!


 peter_james_bond wrote:

No, you don't rate singers by their looks, judging from your ratings you grade them on their gender. Most of your "1" ratings are given to female artists. That makes you a giant schmuck!
 

I am a guy that prefers the hear female vocalists. Allot of "typical" males would label that as being a gay person. I never understood this as why would anyone male or female prefer to hear a male vocalists?

 vit wrote:
Judging by how many schmucks rate singers by their looks and not their talent on this station I'd be like to agree; except that I don't fit either category you mention.
 
No, you don't rate singers by their looks, judging from your ratings you grade them on their gender. Most of your "1" ratings are given to female artists. That makes you a giant schmuck!
Sounds like the theme (in bits) for Dr. Who...LOL
 shutter wrote:
I think Bill has the hots for Goldfrapp. Not that that's a bad thing...
 

And Bill is hubba-hubba over Susan Boyle too. Must like UK ladies—and ukelele ladies.
 philbertr wrote:

So does 90% of the male RP listening audience.  The other 10% are gay, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Oh yea, and 7 {#Arrow} 8
 
False.  I detest this Goldcrapp and I do not bat for the other team.

philbertr wrote:

So does 90% of the male RP listening audience. The other 10% are gay, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Oh yea, and 7 {#Arrow} 8


Judging by how many schmucks rate singers by their looks and not their talent on this station I'd be like to agree; except that I don't fit either category you mention.

 shutter wrote:
I think Bill has the hots for Goldfrapp. Not that that's a bad thing...
 
So does 90% of the male RP listening audience.  The other 10% are gay, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Oh yea, and 7 {#Arrow} 8


miss goldfrapp i love you
 caetydid wrote:
reminds me of björk - more, please :)
 
Yes, it has a certain Björkiness, whatever that is

 lmic wrote:
Sounding a little Portishead-ish here? Nice.
 
Definitely sounding a little Portishead-ish. But definitely NOT nice.

It's appropriate that Goldfrapp's name sounds like a Starbucks drink. Trying to get through the day without a Goldfrapp song on RP is just like trying to go through town without seeing a Starbucks.

 nate_pitzer wrote:
For some reason, the beginning of this song always makes me thing of "The Fifth Element" Weird...
 
because of the opera scene with the blue alien singer. the background singing in this song sounds quite similar.

love that song btw . . . no wrong: love the whole album{#Daisy}

 



Lovin' the high-end warbling in the background! Reminds me of old B&W film scores.
Sounding a little Portishead-ish here? Nice.
Brilliant! One of the tracks from one of the best albums ever. Which is not Felt Mountain. Goldfrapp hasn't reached this deep again. But that brilliant album is Q magazine's free "Essential Chill Out"-album. Not that chilling out would be particularly cool or interesting, the same goes in my opinion of the more bliipedy-bloopedy tunes on this compilation, and most free cds that come with overpriced glossy magazines. But this compilation makes the rare exception. 

1 Moby - Novio
2 Groove Armada - At The River (Radio Edit)
3 Kinobe - Slip Into Something (Radio Edit)
4 Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
5 John Martyn - Solid Air
6 Underworld - Push Downstairs
7 Moloko- Sing It Back (Album Version)
8 Oasis - Half The World Away
9 Nick Drake- River Man
10 Grandaddy - Underneath The Weeping Willow
11 Garbage- Milk (The Classic Mix By Massive Attack)
12 Goldfrapp - Utopia
13 Talk Talk- Inheritance
14 Depeche Mode - Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session-Edit)
15 David Bowie - Art Decade
16 Mercury Rev - Holes

Looking back at what I missed.... I can't believe I had this at only a 6!  It's at least a 9!
 Excelsior wrote:
A fantastic voice and she's drop-dead gorgeous. Who could ask for more?
 
AND she is a Siamese twin joined at the skull.....bonus points for original deformity!

8 -> 9

This song is the cat's meow. Or rawr, more like.

My frapp is usually blue, but gold is nice :whipit:
WOW. "I'm Super Brain. That's how they made me". Goldfrapp is so great.
I think Bill has the hots for Goldfrapp. Not that that's a bad thing...
definitely a reference to the "doctor who" theme there toward the end!
lllloovvve the Goldfrapp-ness on RP!! Keep it going :D
Quite nice...got my attention..
A fantastic voice and she's drop-dead gorgeous. Who could ask for more?
totally over it already
who the hell is goldfrapp!? i love it! this station has exposed me to so much great music. bravo bill. and thanks. :notworthy:
majestuosa!
RedGuitar wrote:
Check out that cover art. A bit creepy to me. Does anyone else see anything in her hair?
Frank the rabbit from Donnie Darko. (Should I admit to that?)
i know this song is corny as all get-out but something about it makes me love it anyway.
RedGuitar wrote:
Check out that cover art. A bit creepy to me. Does anyone else see anything in her hair?
Looks like Bill Clinton--or my mom--I can't decide.
For some reason, the beginning of this song always makes me thing of "The Fifth Element" Weird...
RedGuitar wrote:
Check out that cover art. A bit creepy to me. Does anyone else see anything in her hair?
yeah, I see it too-but then I see them everywhere!
over it :puke:
heard lots of music like this used in the background of B movies from the 70's. Old is new again, again.
"i'm super brain. That's how they made me" At least a 9!
neer neer neer doo doo doo doo
:hearteyes: God, I love hearing her voice! :good-vibes:
musikalia wrote:
Woooow, trippy. Looks like a gremlin to me. Cool. Groovy song!
LOL
RedGuitar wrote:
Check out that cover art. A bit creepy to me. Does anyone else see anything in her hair?
Woooow, trippy. Looks like a gremlin to me. Cool. Groovy song!
FamilyMan wrote:
Having surpassed "Nurd", you are well on your way. Keep listening. :wink:
Considering I claimed this username in high school, one could question the maturity of my selection.
LizDeines wrote:
Yes, I see something, but what? Way cool cover in my opinion. Haunting song. It fits.
Recent separation surgery has proven successful. :eek:
ahoylola wrote:
I can't even rate this I'm so over it.
Tell it to the ELBOW, 'cause the HAND is sick of this!
buddy0407 wrote:
Way over this.
I can't even rate this I'm so over it.
poor little robot girl :(
Way over this.
blueyedmerle wrote:
Yeah I see it...or them..
Yes, I see something, but what? Way cool cover in my opinion. Haunting song. It fits.
RedGuitar wrote:
Check out that cover art. A bit creepy to me. Does anyone else see anything in her hair?
Yeah I see it...or them..
great song, great album what happened Alison?
Great pairing of Reality and Utopia, both in theme and sound.
RedGuitar wrote:
Check out that cover art. A bit creepy to me. Does anyone else see anything in her hair?
Yeah, a demon. :evil:
Check out that cover art. A bit creepy to me. Does anyone else see anything in her hair?
I keep RP on pretty low here at work. It's always interesting what penetrates and draws my attention. I feel like I should like Calexico, for example. But never really "hear" them despite how often they get played. So I was working, waiting for an RP song to catch my ear. The repeating keyboard riff at the end of this did it. It was driving me nuts. So, a 4. Sorry. TJ
reminds me of björk - more, please :)