La Roux's eponymous debut album finally available again on vinyl, for the first time since it was released in 2009! Original Lab review:
It certainly has been a meteoric year for La Roux. What started last year with a 12" on Kitsune has now blown up into a self-titled LP that has already been certified gold in the UK (along with two top ten singles that featured some huge remixes), now finally seeing release here in the good old US of A. In case you've been sleeping, La Roux is comprised of Elly Jackson on vocals and Ben Langmaid on synths, and when you put 'em together you wind up with a duo that has a serious knack for writing catchy-as-fuck synth-pop. "Bulletproof" is probably the catchiest of the bunch, and should translate to most dancefloors exceptionally. "In For The Kill," which was remixed by Skream to wildly popular results, and "Quicksand" are also danceable standouts. "Cover My Eyes" is a great mid-tempo ballad, while "As If By Magic" and "Fascination" are both dripping with new wave pop sensibility. Honestly, all of the tracks here are really well crafted, the album never really falters. It's harder and harder to find an album without a skippable moment these days, but this is one of em. Highly recommended.
- 180g black vinyl pressing
- housed in gatefold jacket w/ printed inner sleeve
- includes foldout poster
- original release year: 2009
- music label: Polydor 2022
reviewed by Hires 10/2009