Velocifero - Ladytron
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  • Summary: The British quartert's fourth album features two songs sung in Bulgarian.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. The album embodies the highlights of the band's past work, and is imbued with the progressiveness that has made each successive Ladytron release a step above its predecessor.
  2. 80
    On this produced-in-Paris gem, they beef up chilly synth-pop tunes with elegantly distorted guitar, German-industrial drum loops and plenty of goth gloom.
  3. But the failures are the exception, and what's remarkable about Velocifero is how convincing and cohesive it is.
  4. Even with a somewhat diminished speaker-filling capability and a couple of songs that seem to have less actual energy than they should, Velocifero's subtlety will eventually reward further listens.
  5. Velocifero isn't as dramatic a step forward as Ladytron's other albums.
  6. 60
    It's perhaps inevitable Ladytron sound as if they're going through the motion on this solid fourth album. [July 2008, p.102]
  7. Electro Pop maestros return after three-year hiatus.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 3, 2014
    8
    With this fourth album, Ladytron does not surprise anymore, but, backed by and affirmed style in the course of the years, proposes today a astounding summary of this style. The fans from the outset will perhaps be disappointed, reproaching the group for repeating himself, others will certainly find their pleasure...if only they like Gothic and synthetic monotonous chants, with a strong "eighties accent". The climate can be cold with a big sound and a martial rhythm, but the atmosphere is really captivating. Especially when Mira Aroyo sings in Bulgarian, like in the oppressing but hypnotic song "Black Cat". Ladytron preserves the troubling fragrance that makes his charm. Expand

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