La Roux – The Album
Posted by bugrach on Mon, 29 Jun 2009.
1. In For The Kill
5.Â Colourless Colour
6.Â I’m Not Your Toy
7.Â Cover My Eyes
8.Â As If By Magic
10.Â Reflections Are Protection
11.Â Armour Love
12. Growing Pains (Bonus Track)
Release date: 29/06/2009
“I’ve been there, done that, messed around…” sings La Roux in her single Bulletproof, but one things for sure, she certainly hasn’t with this album.
This is the first album from La Roux (which is French for ‘The Red Haired One’), and personally as soon as I heard her first single Quicksand I knew she was going to be a hit.
The whole album is very electro-pop, but not to the extent of it being stereotypically electro-pop. La Roux has certainly turned this into her own unique sound that doesn’t quite follow on from the current re-hashed trend that other bands are doing.
I put the album on whilst I was in the car, and as soon as I turned up outside my house I found it too compelling to turn off. This is certainly a good CD to be driving too, and for me because of the catchy beat it has the feel good factor to it as well.
The album starts off up-beat, and towards the end starts to mellow out. I’ve always bought albums knowing that there would be one song that I would end up skipping each time I came to it, but I know that it’s not going to happen with this album. The lyrics are catchy, and her voice mesmerizes me.
2009 has certainly seen a handful of new female artist, but La Roux has always stood out from the rest. She’s new, fresh, catchy and funky (and that’s not just her hair!). To top it off, her third single Bulletproof went straight to number one in the week of the Michael Jackson tragedy, which I have to admit was very unexpected but well deserved.