From the relative obscurity of guest vocals on Orbital tracks, slowly but surely Alison Goldfrapp has grown in stature to such an extent that she could now be considered the British version of Madonna. Running parallel to this is a desire - with fellow songwriter/musician Will Gregory - to make music to appeal to the masses whilst still sounding modern and unique. Whereas the cinematic, luxuriant textures of first album 'Felt Mountain' now seem timid, 'Black Cherry' pushed Goldfrapp further into the limelight with a digital/glam-rock template. That same template is used here on the first three tracks to 'Supernature' but after the initial allure of this commercial savvy pop, there's a sense that it was all rather disposable and anonymous. Luckily perseverance pays as the remaining tracks are far more likely to stand up to repeated plays. Two exscellent heartbreaking ballads ('Time Out From The World', 'Let It Take You') are a better showcase for Goldfrapp's vocal range whereas 'Koko' and 'Fly Me Away' master the heady euphoria of '80s synth pop. So, after a throwaway start, this record reveals the Gregory/Goldfrapp partnership to be in perfect working order.