Release Date: Jan 20, 2023
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
Record label: Cooking Vinyl
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Ladytron might have been labeled an electro-clash band when they arrived in the late 90s, but their music has always scanned closer to electro-pop, if anything else. Over time, they shed the noisier aspects of their music and leaned more heavily into a pop sound which their seventh album, Time's Arrow , continues. Building further from the pristine sound of their 2019 self-titled album and adding elements of shoegaze and disco to the mix, the sound is even richer and polished than before, with heavier atmospheres and reverberated vocals hanging overhead like a layer of early morning dew.
Renewed assurance is clear from the start of their seventh album, with their sound expanded to massive dimensions with great swathes of synthesized colour As Ladytron move into their third decade of making music, they do so with the assurance that their music can cross generations. While second album Light & Magic was recently indulged with a 20th anniversary reissue, Seventeen - one of its key songs - was being introduced to a whole new audience through TikTok. The song went viral, and its standout lyric, "They only want you when you’re seventeen, when you’re twenty-one, you’re no fun", carried a telling message.
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