Witching Hour - Ladytron
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  • Summary: Jim Abbiss (Kasabian) produced this third album for the UK band, which finds them expanding slightly away their electroclash sound.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The standouts are too numerous to mention, and all in all, Ladytron have set a new peak, getting to the heart of their best previous moments and expanding on them.
  2. Get past Ladytron's aloof exterior and you'll discover bristling guitars that anchor the most pneumatic of beats--and supremely catchy songs that pulse with life. [7 Oct 2005, p.76]
  3. The Witching Hour is the most urgent and immediate of their career. The earlier records were sort of toylike and plastic; this not only has a pulse, it has chilled blood in its veins.
  4. While Witching Hour has the band sounding more adventurous, there's a consistency to the tracks that holds it all together.
  5. This is their most humane work, with abrasive atmospherics akin to those of My Bloody Valentine.
  6. Here, finally, is a goth album for people who hate goth, an electronic album for people who hate electronica, and a pop album for everyone else.
  7. 50
    Its successes just about match its failures. [#70, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 12 out of 43