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As soon as she stepped out as La Roux, it all just felt right for Elly Jackson. The shock of red hair. The androgynous image. The yearning yet furious songs about love lost and gained. The catchy pop hooks, all wrapped up in quirky melodies that NME, early on, accurately described as ‘Let’s Dance’ era Bowie crossed with The Knife's edgy electro-pop. It was a perfect pop ... Read more in Amazon's La Roux Store

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Product details

  • Vinyl (15 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Kitsune
  • ASIN: B001IEVGZ0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 852,906 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By not_a_real_folkie VINE VOICE on 21 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Note: This review was for the title track of this EP, "Quicksand", only when it was first released in Dec 2008. Amazon deleted that product so I've moved it to here.

La Roux cite their influences as early Madonna, Tears for Fears, 1980s Prince, Blancmange... so you get the message that this is unlikely to be standard-issue noughties indie or a wan singer-songwriter strumming dreamily at her guitar. In fact it's a spiky synth-pop number, with lean, taut female vocals from Elly Jackson (no relation), punchy drum machine rhythm track and chunky analogue synths to the fore, especially on the main 'hook' which sounds like it's been pressed on a really cheap 1980s 7" single and played to death. Truly marvellous, in other words, and putting some of the sparkle and glamour back into pop. Is this the opposite of Coldplay? Perhaps. It doesn't ask to be thought about or analysed, just enjoyed. Brilliant.
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By L. Bartleet on 15 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This has the skream's lets get ravey remix of in for the kill (great) as well as the mad decent remix of quicksand, and of course, quicksand's single. It's ok, not brilliant, and i think it's a US import. not as good as la roux's other singles..
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Ignore the person above. La Roux rocks. 10 Jun. 2009
By Anthony F - Published on Amazon.com
Seriously it irks me when somebody gives a bad review to an album because they didn't carefully read or preview the song.
I discovered La Roux a few days ago and I have to say her music is stunning and nostalgic. Besides the strong vocals her music is vibrant synth-pop that carries many dimensions. I really hope to hear more from this artist, highly recommended if you enjoy reliving the 80s sound like I do.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Amazing of course! 7 Mar. 2011
By La Roux'd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Please note this CD has only 3 tracks on it. It is just the Quicksand Single CD.
Track 1 Original Quicksand track, found on the actual La Roux album as well.
Track 2 Remix of Quicksand- not found anywhere else
Track 3 Remix of In for the Kill (a must have) Also found in La Roux Gold Edition CD.
La Roux is a very special Duo that does not exist anywhere else. Truly unique and talented people, Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid created an amazing album that anyone can love and appreciate. They won a Grammy for best electronic album on their first CD! All their songs could be singles, have music videos, and be a hit on the radio. How many bands can you say that for?
Any fan of La Roux can appreciate this CD, and anyone interested in collecting all their CD's, should go ahead and buy it! What a great price!
All the tracks are enjoyable and worth buying. Thanks and I hope this helps!
la roux is AMAZING 6 Dec. 2010
By at - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
la roux is the best thing that's happened to music recently. i'm so happy they made it on the radio too.
i just bought quicksand, and it's great. i love the song. i bought it mainly for collecting purposes, but it's a great cd. cheap too. i also have to throw in that elly jackson is one of the most beautiful girls in the world as well.
anyways, i'd recommend any of la roux cd's available. i have all of them, and their all just great.
<3 23 Jan. 2013
By T. Kriss - Published on Amazon.com
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Love this song! Quick download and decent prices. I love storing music in the cloud! This is a great system!
"Dredd" trailer mix here. 19 Aug. 2012
By J. Bradley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My main intention for acquiring this dance mix EP, and for acquiring an interest in La Roux was the "Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix" of the song "In For The Kill" that's heard on the trailer for the new, 80's comic book character adaptation movie "Dredd".
This mix is also on the Gold Edition of La Roux's album - available as a Made On Demand CD. If you just want that particular mix of the song - this is the EP to get for it's low price - while you can get it.
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