Ladytron

Ladytron - Ladytron
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2019 Ratings: #465 / 631
User Score
Based on 145 ratings
2019 Ratings: #882
February 15, 2019 / Release Date
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Synthpop, Electropop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Guardian

Their eponymous return is an immersive, invigorating and convincingly brooding stomp of disenfranchisement.

80
musicOMH

There’s nothing really vanguard here, but that is most likely because Ladytron have already blazed that trail. All in all, an accomplished return, and a welcome and relatable one for these dismal times.

80
AllMusic

A welcome return, Ladytron is a remarkably consistent and engaging album that befits the band's status as synth pop veterans.

77
Pitchfork

A dystopian band for dystopian times, Ladytron return with an angry, pitiless, evil-sounding record whose nihilism presents them as sirens of the apocalypse.

75
The Line of Best Fit

Long term fans won’t learn anything new here, but a good Ladytron album is better than no Ladytron album, and seeing how they didn't even seem to exist a few years ago, this is something to be thankful for.

75
Spectrum Culture

Ladytron’s commitment to its sound provides cohesion to the tracks, but it also means they often run the risk of sounding repetitive or recycled sounds.

70
Drowned in Sound

At 13 songs it's an eventful ride and one that takes repeated listens to really click but once it does, Ladytron makes all the right noises in all the right places.

65
Under The Radar

Longtime fans will not be disappointed with anything on Ladytron, and anyone who likes slickly produced alternative synth pop with waves of industrial and danceable beats will find a lot to like about it.

60
God Is in the TV

It’s great to have Ladytron back after such a long hiatus and this record shows that both their powerful lyrics and their skill at creating mystical sci-fi soundscapes are abilities they can still showcase.

60
Loud and Quiet

It’s not an album to instigate any roaring “les gilets jaunes” movement, but after almost 20 years of playing it cool, Ladytron’s uncharacteristic restlessness suits them.

60
The Skinny

If you're already invested in Ladytron's icy yet sleek sound, then their eponymous sixth album is a welcome if not wholly groundbreaking return.

60
The Observer

Too many of the other songs here drift past perfectly pleasantly, without enough of a hook to snag the imagination.

ElectricMess
65
Too long and repetitive, but Tower of Glass is a great song
Doofy
NR
An ok sound, if over familiar, but damn if the song writing isn’t formulaic as all hell.

Genre: Big n' Bland

NR
50
Ladytron returns with one of their weakest and most formulaic albums yet

Fav Tracks: Until The Fire, Tower of Glass

Worst Tracks: Tomorrow is Another Day, The Mountain

5/10
their_nickname
60
The eponymous Ladytron record almost hits the mark. However, it gets caught in its own web and some songs and ideas really outstay their welcome. The somewhat harsher side of their synth pop delivery still resonates, however what you have here is a fantastic EP drawn out to a full length needlessly. The ideas begin to grate as the albums drags on, and some of the songs are unnecessary in length. What is good here is good, and classic Ladytron at its best. Chop this thing up into your 5 or 6 ... read more
lukassantiago3
84
THIS IS JUST EPIC.
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Track List

  1. Until the Fire
  2. The Island
  3. Tower of Glass
  4. Far from Home
  5. Paper Highways
  6. The Animals
  7. Run
  8. Deadzone
  9. Figurine
  10. You've Changed
  11. Horrorscope
  12. The Mountain
  13. Tomorrow is Another Day
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