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La Roux - In For The Kill
Feb 05, 2010
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92 times
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Recipe for La Roux

1. Mix Flock of Seagulls' style with the looks of Rupert Grint (see index: Ronald Weasley)

2. Combine a dash of The Knife's electric riffs with strong femme vocals

3. Dance until blended

Listing musicians like Madonna and Prince

as her influences, La Roux (meaning "red-haired") has been criticized for being too polished, but if you tend to like clean electro beats, La Roux's delivery satisfies. The androgynous lead singer Eleanor "Elly" Jackson serves up '80s synth-pop that is catchy, but not very inventive. My first impression? Sing-along '80s dance hits.

The self-titled debut album has been described as "hysterically expressive" and "promising" by Pitchfork, and it's no doubt that La Roux has all the ingredients to make a name for itself in the electro-brit scene. In fact, single "Bulletproof" is ranked high in the UK charts.

With that said, the highly addictive tracks still left me craving less-recycled sounds.

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