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  • Summary: The cosmopolitan electroclash foursome returns with a follow-up to their well-received 2001 debut, '604.'
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. 90
    A considerable advance on predecessor 604.... This is sublime, subtle, subversive stuff. [Dec 2002, p.150]
  2. The songs are intriguing and engaging, invoking the ability to make audiences to both dance and pay attention to how well the music has been produced.
  3. 80
    Ladytron's doom-laden arrangements feel as accomplished as Radiohead jamming with the Pet Shop Boys. [#10, p.120]
  4. Ladytron has succeeded at programming a record so distant that you'll wonder just what comprises the wind beneath their wires.
  5. One of the better and more engaging nu-electro albums.
  6. Ultimately, the album's even-handed mix of [vocalists Helen] Marnie and [Mira] Aroyo makes Light & Magic a tasty cocktail of fiery sensuality and icy perfection.
  7. Only problem is, though, Ladytron still sound too self-consciously detached and robotic for us to view this as a great leap forward.

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  1. gusa
    Feb 10, 2007
    9
    Great chops every time but the album not have surprise, in every case very good to listen

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