A Selection of Musicians Who Reliably Defy Expectations


Rather like Liars, Goldfrapp’s 2000 debut Felt Mountain was a fine piece of work, but hardly hinted at the creative rollercoaster that the duo would be riding over the next decade. Alison Goldfrapp certainly caught everyone by surprise when she abandoned the downtempo stylings of her debut and started humping theremins for Black Cherry, and again a few years later with the gentle pastoral sounds of Seventh Tree. Head First was relatively uninteresting by comparison — but still, we’ll be fascinated to see what she does next.