La Roux ‎– La Roux

Polydor ‎– 2703635
CD, Album

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1 In For The Kill 4:08
2 Tigerlily
Voice [Middle Eight Spoken Word By] – Kit Jackson
3 Quicksand
Mixed By – Dan Carey
4 Bulletproof 3:25
5 Colourless Colour 3:28
6 I'm Not Your Toy 3:18
7 Cover My Eyes
Backing Vocals – London Community Gospel Choir, The*
8 As If By Magic 3:51
9 Fascination 3:41
10 Reflections Are Protection 4:19
11 Armour Love 3:53
12 Growing Pains 3:27

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Track 2: Middle eight spoken word inspired by "Thriller".

All tracks published by Big Life Music Ltd
Except tracks 2, 5 & 11 published by Big Life Music Ltd / Copyright Control
and track 12 published by Big Life Music Ltd / All Zak Atek Ltd

Tracks 1, 3, 4 & 6 Recorded At Elfin Studios, Teddington
Tracks 2, 9 & 10 Recorded At Elfin Studios, Teddington and Westpoint Studios, London
Tracks 5, 7, 8, 11 & 12 Recorded At Elfin Studios, Teddington and Rak Studios, London
All Tracks Mixed at Mixstar Studios, Virginia Beach, VA except Track 3 Mixed at Mr Dan's, London

Management: Big Life

℗ Polydor Ltd. © 2009 Polydor Ltd. A Universal Music Company. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Polydor Ltd.
Made in EU.

Track 12 "Growing Pains" is marked as a bonus track on back inlay and starts after 2 minutes of silence (track 11 total duration being 5:53).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602527036359
  • Barcode (Text): 6 02527 03635 9
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SABAM
  • Label Code: LC00309
  • Matrix / Runout: [Universal logo x4] 2703635 03
  • Matrix / Runout (Moulded): MADE IN THE UK
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0497

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0013389-01 La Roux La Roux(LP, Album, 180) Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Polydor, Big Life B0013389-01 US 2009 Sell This Version
2703635 La Roux La Roux(CD, Album) Polydor 2703635 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
060252709527 La Roux La Roux(CD, Album) Polydor 060252709527 Philippines 2009 Sell This Version
UICP-1111 La Roux La Roux(CD, Album, Enh) Polydor UICP-1111 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
2709528 La Roux La Roux(CD, Album) Polydor 2709528 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version


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July 16, 2010

What a disappointing album this is, to my ears it's just watered out Goldfrapp. Why is La Roux hyped so much, while real quality like Empire State Human must live in the shadows?


December 17, 2009
The living (bullet)proof there are better things out there to listen to than a hundred Lady Gagas ever will record. At this moment, La Roux are not that far from such trashy cliches either, still whether by their design or default (not to forget Elly Jackson's melancholic voice), are something to hear out for in the future. Unless they blow it and remain a one-album sensation like many others.

Despite enormous success, this is a far cry from synth-pop many are pulling comparisons by - however, it is not a stereotype of sorts either; it tries to sound 'here, now and unique' and that's an accomplishment holding up these songs with a certain appeal.

The only downer in La Roux's debut catalogue is, it flirts too much with modern r'n'b-ish sort of dispersed rhythm and melodies, where for the better (read: worse), those horrifyingly affecting computerized 'Beyonce' kind of vocals would fit in more.

Jackson's vocals partially sound weak and partially they blow with fragile strength; depending on her future singing excursions, Elly might improve if she avoids too much of that fluid high-pitch, by which she obviously informs her singing trademark.

'Fascination' and 'Quicksand' standout as my personal favourites from the album, although 'Fascination' is much much much better in its demo version (available for download via La Roux official web) - on the album, the track is sadly rid of the groove and sounds like something is missing in the final mix.

Generally it's a welcome debut, but it takes sometime to accept it. And let's hope, La Roux aren't just hype and slaves to fashion.