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Witching Hour [VINYL] Limited Edition


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LADYTRON earned a decade’s worth of acclaim by relentlessly pushing boundaries, carving out new sonic and conceptual space and refusing to abide any formula or trend.

So it’s testimony to their craft to say that Gravity The Seducer, the fifth album from the electro-pop provocateurs, is vintage Ladytron — because, like each of the four preceding albums, it’s not ... Read more in Amazon's Ladytron Store

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  • Vinyl (11 April 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • ASIN: B000ESSUNW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,349,598 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "blondiemaniac" on 18 Dec 2005
Format: Audio CD
Every time this goes on, when we have guests around, they say "this sounds fantastic, what is it?" and what is even better, it just improves with every listen. Several tracks would work in a club but the best way to listen to it is on your own when you have some time to listen properly.
A unique album, I'm trying to think of more mainstream references than other reviews - how about a (much) darker Pet Shop Boys combined with Depeche Mode and washed through 'Plastic Letters' era Blondie? Well, maybe not but I'm trying! The layers of sound are beautiful. I love the first two albums but this is just way beyond either: full of mystery, evocative sounds and stronger singing than before.
The stand out track for me is 'International Dateline' - really dreamy and 'Destroy...' would be great for anyone who wants to vent their anger by listening at full volume.
I've recommended it to everyone in my vicinity so make sure you at least get to hear it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Iain Macdonald on 6 Jun 2006
Format: Audio CD
Contrary to some opinions, I think each Ladytron album has improved on the last (I know there's a school of thought that thinks 604 is untouchable).

As an opening track, "High Rise" is fantastic (possibly the best track I heard in 2005), but it is also a real statement that you are about to hear a band move to the next level in their development, and that's exactly what happens. "Destroy Everything you Touch" and "International Dateline" are great too, and "Weekend" positively soars.

I notice another reviewer who said that this album is "criminally under-rated"; and I agree whole-heartedly. Very telling that Q Magazine and Observer Music Monthly both failed to feature it in their "Albums of 2005". Their loss, as they continue to punt Keane and James Blunt.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Quinton on 23 Jun 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album is simply stunning - the progression and growth that this band has had over their 3 albums is outstanding, and this is proof - great melodies, mysterious lyrics and haunting synths. The album hightlights are High Rise, Last One Standing and International Dateline.

I cannot recommend this album enough - buy it and be prepared to fall in love.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Marshall on 7 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
Their first two albums were good but Witching Hour is in a different league. Easily the best album of 2005 and the best electronic album I've heard since the 80s. There isn't one duff track and at least half of them would make great singles - so why aren't Ladytron huge? Beats me. Get this album and then tell all your friends about it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Clarke on 28 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
They wear all black, sing lyrics like "Daylight is the enemy" and have called their album "Witching Hour." But wait! Before you start running for the hills screaming "Get thee behind me Goths!" sit down and listen to Ladytron's alluring electro-pop feast.

It seems the band have been sneaking a listen to MBV, JAMC, The Radio Dept and 'Exterminator'-era Primal Scream on this, their third album. In fact, opening track 'High Rise' would fit snugly onto the Scream's dystopian, millennial masterpiece, as would 'Fighting In Built Up Areas'.

Lead-off single 'Sugar' has saucy minx Helen Marnie cooing seductively "If I give you sugar, will you give me/Something elusive and temporary?" It's a great jailbait lyric.

'International Dateline' is a bouncy pop song propelled along by a fantastic electro-Motown beat. 'Destroy Everything You Touch' is superb too, reminiscent of Depeche Mode's beefier moments. 'Weekend' is cut from the same cloth and typifies the atmosphere of luxuriant ennui that envelopes the whole album. Of the slower tracks, 'The Last One Standing' is superb and 'Beauty*2' is haunting and resigned.

Named (I presume) after the Roxy Music song, Ladytron have the style, dash and sex appeal of their glamorous forebears. Only one puzzle remains - why aren't they huge?
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Oct 2005
Format: Audio CD
It's been almost three years since the release of their second album 'Light & Magic' which was a minimalist yet digital-pop affair. Their tentative third album released entitled 'Witching Hour' sees Ladytron having developed their electronic sound, but still producing an album with an air of mystery.

The quartet sees Liverpudlians Danny Hunt and Reuben Wu (instrumentalists) Scottish minx Helen Marnie (lead vocalist) and Bulgaria's greatest export Mira Aroyo (instrumentalist & vocalist) take their electronic sound on this long awaited third album, to the next level.

During the Light & Magic era they had embarked on an extensive tour of the United States which they've learned a lot from, so much so that they have brought part of this influence into the studio, you may have noticed how I've used the word 'instrumentalists' this is because they have now included live bass and drums with great effect.

What grabbed me on first listen is the amount of new sounds, melodies and multi-layering that have been incorporated, from distorted reverb, buzzing synths to even a lullaby xylophone on 'The Last One Standing'. I've seen many references in other reviews of the album of it sounding like dream-pop/shoe-gazing, perhaps acknowledging bands like My Bloody Valentine or The Jesus & Mary Chain which may well be true, overall this still sounds incredibly fresh and most certainly adds something new to the arena.

One of the most dynamic interests of the band is their ability to craft lyrics with ambiguous themes into their songs. This can lead to many different interpretations.
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