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Amazon is spot - weak second record
on 21 January 2005
Just a quick review to say that I completely agree with Paul Tierney's assessment for Amazon above.
604 is a brilliant, lively and cheeky little album that is full of delicately delivered melodies. Light & Magic, by contrast, is Ladytron by numbers and lacks any of the melodic sparkle of the first, with the exception of the single Seventeen. Towards the end it does descend into little more than dirge. They've neglected to write any songs basically.
That having been said, it is still a record worth listening to because Ladytron have an inherently interesting sound. As a follow-up though, it is a weak successor.