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La Roux
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2009
Forget the talk about the 80s. I listen to anything: baroque, jazz, pop, carnatic, etc. There is some good pop stuff from the 80s, but a lot of it isn't worth much musically. This one has got clever and sensitive music making at the core, stronger than most.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I have just discovered La Roux after a few months of media coverage and song leaks on the internet (but i'm buying the cd - thats how much i love her sound) and her music is a breath of fresh air. Not that I haven't heard this sound before, its what I grew up on in the 80s (im 32 now) and i still love the music of the 80s, even when people have bashed it over the years, ive always loved it, and now its making a come back, obviously it never went out of style!
I just saw her video for 'bullet proof' and I felt like a was watching a video that would have sat nicely nestled in between madonnas get into the groove and yazoos dont go on Razzmatazz (or top of the pops circa 1984), i really felt like it was just retro and just such a great feel good song, loved the 80s style video, it reminded me so much of my childhood *sigh*

Anyways back to La Roux! I have only heard two songs on here, 'bulletproof' (THE summer anthem - well for me anyway - a surefire number one IMO) and 'in for the kill' - i know i will love the other tracks on here, her music is uplifiting, anthemic, and just 80s synth pop which just makes you want to dance and wear day glo and ray bans and hi tops, its soooo cool, La Roux for a 21 year old, you have good taste in music!
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on 4 January 2015
Good item
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 29 June 2009
Having recieved the album a few days early before actual release (thanks HMV, sorry amazon :P) i have been able to give the album lots of listens before i reviewed it, and im proud to say that i love the album as much as i thought i would, not one bit dissapointed in this epic debut album by the greatly talented duo that is La Roux.

So the album starts off lively with the No.2 hit "In For The Kill" which some might not know that the song meaning is going to tell someone you love them, so don't worry no one is getting killed...
but love soon changes to stalking in "Tigerlily", a dark song, which has a spoken word bridge done by Elly Jacksons father which was inspired by Micheal Jacksons "Thriller".

The album then moves on to "Quicksand", the synth heavy first single from La Roux which unfortunately failed to chart in the UK but they have gained the recognition they deserve thankfully by releasing other great singles.
Elly claims that she will be "Bulletproof" in this next track, the insanely catchy No.1 hit proves that she has attitude and shes not afraid to show it.

"Colourless Colour" a song that is instantly catchy but had to grow on me (didn't take long) few listens later loving the song as much as others, its a great upbeat, funky song.
The album moves on to the caribbean feeling song that is "I'm Not Your Toy" which is also the next single, the chorus simply repeats "I'm Not Your Toy but this isn't another Girl meets Boy" but again like Bulletproof its so darn catchy! Great summer feeling song.

The album shows it's more diverse side in the gorgeous "Cover My Eyes" a great ballad, but with it being La Roux it still manages to keep a catchy chorus which stays stuck in your head, Ellys vocals also shine through in this song with assisting backup vocals by The London Community Gospel Choir.
"As If By Magic" lightens up the mood a bit more after the great Cover My Eyes, were Elly shows she is moving on from a broken relationship, with a killer chorus and some added uplifting "Ohh Ohhs" after it you can't help but love the song.

"Fascination" is another synth heavy song but the synths aren't as stabbing as they are on Quicksand, this is probably the only shrill song alongside with In For The Kill (although not as shrill as In For The Kill) on the album but it's still a great song, shrill doesn't ruin anything!
Elly believes her "Reflections Are Protection" on this next track, it's definitely the most relaxing, easy listening song on the album but it still has the great synths and beat an of course killer chorus, some may find this the weakest song on the album (in my eyes there are no weak songs) but i feel that it really depends on your mood.

"Armour Love" is the final ballad on the album, it's just as good as Cover My Eyes in its own way, it does have two minute silence after the song finishes so you may want to skip ahead to the UK bonus track which is "Growing Pains" and it ends the album on a high note which left me absolutely wanting more, but until they begin work on their next album we have this stunning debut album to cherrish, thank you La Roux.
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on 26 July 2014
Brill!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2009
This is actually my favourite album ever. La Roux really are amazing, its rare to find an album where all or almost all songs are dynamic and fantastic, as this one is. My favourites include Bulletproof, I'm Not Your Toy and Tigerlily, but they're all great and I can listen to them over and over. I would definately recommend buying it, you won't regret it!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
La roux created this...totally amazing. I can't wait to see and hear more. Breathe of fresh air. Worth the buy!
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on 29 November 2014
great
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on 2 August 2014
great
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on 3 July 2014
Great
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