Black Light - Groove Armada
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  • Summary: The British duo returns with its latest album of electronic music featuring such guest singers as Bryan Ferry, Nick Littlemore, and Will Young.
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  1. 90
    If you are a serious Groove Armada fan you will love it or hate it, I doubt there will be an in between. If you are just a music lover who is really digging the way electro and indie sounds have come into their own in the last few years than this is definitely for you.
  2. 80
    Though their frothy, soulless hits have rarely displayed originality or purpose, Groove Armada's sixth is a revelation. [Mar 2010, p.86]
  3. Black Light is, as it implies, a dark record. It's also a brilliant, shinning beacon of electro-pop sophistication, but it's a dark, dark record all the same.
  4. Even if it is dubiously fashionable, it’s impossible to deny that Black Light is Groove Armada’s tightest, most unified and filler-free album since "Vertigo."
  5. File between The Human League and The Psychedelic Furs. [Winter 2010, p.73]
  6. Black Light, their sixth album, finds them enlarging their repertoire to relax into wider influences. In the absence of a frontman they are aging well.
  7. Album highlight Paper Romance's pulsating, danceable track makes up for the tedious rock-bottom rock-out Look Me In The Eye Sister.

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  1. Jun 6, 2011
    8
    A fresh, rich and varied offering. Paper Romance and History are definite hits which will keep the masses happy for a long time to come. DigA fresh, rich and varied offering. Paper Romance and History are definite hits which will keep the masses happy for a long time to come. Dig deeper, and check the album out from start to finish (a few times) and you'll quickly see a creative holistic showcase that I never knew was there. Great Job, kudos to all involved and hopefully more to follow. Expand