Alison Goldfrapp's first two albums were dark and mysterious, but they sounded more like movie soundtracks than anything that was going to trouble the charts. Now she and her camera-shy partner Will Gregory have gone all-out pop - and the results are little short of brilliant. Supernature is a gloriously melodic and thrillingly erotic record that should, given half a chance, give both Kylie and Madonna a run for her money. There's a chameleon-like quality to Goldfrapp's vocals - but whether she's acting the scheming dominatrix or the demure romantic, her sexuality never seems to be very far below the surface. Gregory's synth-pop backing, meanwhile, gives her the perfect support by mixing brash glam arrangements with moments of quiet beauty. It's taken a while, but it looks like a star has finally been born.