So wrote Jim Pickard of the Financial Times on June 29, after watching her perform last Saturday at the Glastonbury festival, the biggest event in the British rock music calendar.
The festival is notorious for always seeming to happen during rainy weather, and this year’s was no exception: the rain had barely stopped at nightfall when Paul McCartney began his headline slot, “at which time 150,000 people were covered with thick, sloppy mud.”
Pickard said Alison was clearly the best act of the festival, better than Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, and even McCartney.
But how is it, I ask, that I had never even heard of Alison Goldfrapp before reading this story?
How can this be?
Her new album, “Black Cherry,” is just out: perhaps I need to get it and have a listen.