Time's Arrow

Ladytron - Time's Arrow
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2023 Ratings: #34 / 41
User Score
Based on 110 ratings
2023 Ratings: #34
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Uncut

Time's Arrow does venture a little outside their comfort zone - the lush "California" is a Cocteau Twins fever dream - but they're at their best closer to home on the career high of "Misery Remember Me", a glittering palace of gothic Italo disco.

80
Mojo

Time's Arrow is Ladytron's equivalent of Simple Minds' early-'80s heyday, where burnished synth-pop meets the hyperreality of travel.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Defying the years and possibly expectations, Time’s Arrow sees a band revitalised, creating music with those rare qualities of nuance and complexity, flowing in a dreamlike state where, just maybe, darkness loses the battle against light.

80
AllMusic

On Time's Arrow, they imbue their music with bittersweet commentary, expressing the tricks that nostalgia and memories play on the heart and mind with songs that seem to stop time in its tracks.

70
DIY
While the album may find itself guilty of treading the line of pretty-but-unassuming at times - the sheer beauty of every detail is impressive, if not a little tiring - ‘Time’s Arrow’ remains a sumptuous listen.
70
musicOMH
Renewed assurance is clear from the start of their seventh album, with their sound expanded to massive dimensions with great swathes of synthesized colour.
70
No Ripcord
Even with its perceived flaws, it offers some real moments of beauty to get swept away in if you're looking for an escape from the world around you.
69
Pitchfork
On its seventh album, the Liverpool electro-pop band reaches for a lighter sound, capturing the passage of time in effervescent synths and impressionistic lyrics.
60
Record Collector

Shoegaze-electroclash stars' soundscapes thrive.

60
The Arts Desk

Time’s Arrow is marked by Helen Marnie’s characteristic, somewhat distant vocals and an icy electronica sound.

60
The Skinny
Although Ladytron's seventh album might have benefited from a lighter touch in places, it still manages to offer up a transcendent space to lose yourself.
60
The Telegraph

If Time’s Arrow were a soundtrack to a grim, moonlit landscape of robots and trains and half-demolished buildings it would work beautifully in atmospheric tandem. The problem is that it feels dated and without a solid, resonant purpose.

Sykelone
58

Female lead Pet Shop Boys. Animal Store Girls.

MusicGod
NR

bin reaper 4?????

VER0
30

now we need kidtron teenagertron adulttron mantron nonbinarytron genderfluidtron demiboytron demigirltron and more

andyintoronto
50

Very little to grab my attention here. Not a huge fan of the genre but there are little hooks and no memorable tracks here.

Shearer
61

Super one-note and monotonous album. Memorability falls off hard after the first 3 tracks.

winitheju
54

Wow I really fucking hated that

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Track List

1City of Angels
4:38
73
2Faces
4:40
69
3Misery Remember Me
4:14
80
4Flight from Angkor
4:07
69
5We Never Went Away
3:57
74
6The Night
4:17
79
7The Dreamers
3:40
72
8Sargasso Sea
3:30
65
9California
4:08
77
10Time's Arrow
4:00
73
Total Length: 41 minutes
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Added on: October 19, 2022