Light & Magic - Ladytron
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8.4

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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. 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. Beneath Light and Magic's molded plastic facade, it is ingenious, slyly tuneful New Wave, with buzzing synth melodies chattering at each other like packet switchers.

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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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