Album Review: Ladytron – ‘Gravity The Seducer’

A brilliant slice of totalitarian electro

  • Release Date 12 Sep, 2011
  • Record Label Nettwerk
  • Fact Brian Eno says that they're "the best of English pop music"
7 / 10
With the release of their ‘Best Of 00-10’ earlier this year, Ladytron gave themselves an opportunity to begin a new chapter in their career. So when main knob-twiddler Daniel Hunt referred to their fifth album as “baroque’n’roll”, we felt a certain level of intrigue/worry. But, alas, ‘Gravity The Seducer’ is just another brilliant slice of totalitarian electro, with a cheeky sojourn into wistful synth (‘White Elephant’) and etheric pop (‘Transparent Days’). It’s nothing new but Ladytron have always excelled in the murky underworld and, on the likes of ‘Moon Palace’, they successfully amp up the doom. It’s masochistically delightful.

Listen to 'Mirage' taken from the album which is available in UK Stores from September 12th:

Jamie Crossan

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