August 18, 2002

Another 2002 favorite, as I've been meaning to mention ever since I slagged Epitonic's description of the group, is Ladytron's new Light & Magic. What separates this from a lot of other electrosynth out right now is that it allows itself to move beyond mere danceability and celebration-of-technology, and become quite lush and meditative. I'd liken it to a cross between '80s Kraftwerk and maybe a less-innocent Young Marble Giants, or a less-funny/less-funky "Get Real Paid." Or maybe the circa-Crazy Rhythms Feelies with girls instead of guys and synths instead of guitars.

This one could actually withstand the test of time.