LADYTRON ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD

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I love Ladytron. I think they're the best band in the world.

This isn't a question as such.

alexfack (alexfack), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 22:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No. No they're not. They're good, though.

david h (david h), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 22:26 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

no. like a couple of singles I've heard.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 22:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

In your world, maybe.

JS Williams (js williams), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 22:53 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Roger and Justin from Becks band and Air are the crack studio musicians on the new rec. Ladytron = Steely Dan of nu-synth?

chaki (chaki), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 23:11 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

604 (more than the new one):Lali Puna-lite?

david h (david h), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 23:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ladytron = Steely Dan of nu-synth?

I'd say that goes to LP since they're smooth that way. Ladytron = Bliss Band?

Andy K (Andy K), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 23:27 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Faint are obv The Eagles then

chaki (chaki), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 23:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

they're on of my fave BANDS around at the moment thats for sure

however they need to improve in some areas - mainly, their live performances (i've heard too many people say how shit they are live, and these are big Ladytron lovers) - they also need to gig MORE

it took them ages to get their website sorted out, and its still not that great - it could be better for a band like this

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 28 November 2002 01:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

These are fair and reasonable points but all tend to overlook the fact that LADYTRON ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD.

alexfack (alexfack), Thursday, 28 November 2002 19:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

also, it wouldn't kill them to spend a little more time on some of the lyrics. i still love em tho.

dyson (dyson), Thursday, 28 November 2002 19:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ladytron are a more femme Komputer.

(please someone tell me they remember Komputer)

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 28 November 2002 20:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hah. I remember Komputer, I got a couple of their singles from bargain bins and I keep seeing the album in them too now, so if it's worth getting then let me know. It's always just slightly more than I want to pay for it, especially since I found the singles a bit dull.

(Ladytron are much better too. Er, in my opinion.)

Rebecca (reb), Thursday, 28 November 2002 20:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh lord Komputer.

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 28 November 2002 20:26 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ha, well it was, at one time, pretty easy to find the album for less than a dollar.

"Beeel Gaytz BEEEL GAYTZ BEEEELLLL GAAAAAAYYYYYTTTTZZZZ"

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 28 November 2002 22:46 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Surely it is "Ladytron IS" not "Ladytron ARE" though?

, Thursday, 28 November 2002 22:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

damn septics with their lame-o abuse of language. more than one person in band=are...

Charlie (Charlie), Thursday, 28 November 2002 23:10 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Less than two bands=is...

dwh (dwh), Thursday, 28 November 2002 23:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Ladytron are currently rocking my life. Maybe right now they are indeed the best band in the world.

DV (dirtyvicar), Saturday, 17 January 2004 17:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Any band can be the best band in the world for an afternoon.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 17 January 2004 18:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

...especially if alcohol is involved.

rainman (rainman), Saturday, 17 January 2004 18:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think they might still be the best band in the world. I have a unbelievably colossal emotional investment in the next album and am anxious that it nudges them into glorious exciting twisty new shapes. I am relatively confident that it will be so.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Saturday, 17 January 2004 20:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

pretty bored of 'Light And Magic' now but the 'Softcore Jukebox' is a great great compilation. i wouldn't mind hearing their 'live soundtrack' to Tron still.

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 18 January 2004 01:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what¿

dyson (dyson), Sunday, 18 January 2004 01:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like Light and Magic a lot, it's been one of my most-listened-to albums from the past two years.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 18 January 2004 02:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Had my first three listens to Velocifoofoo today. After a few weeks with the "Ghost" remixes. For a band for whom I've purchased their complete works (I think) I don't know much about them at all. Which I realized is an incredible complement to how much I enjoy their music. At their worst, the giddy cheap thrill I got from Republica. At their best, everything kind everyone said about Siouxsie and Gary Newman, only better. Sure, there's throwaway tracks, but the singles are lush and effortless.

bendy, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 01:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised how little attention their new album is getting

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 07:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

As always.

'Velocifero' is not their best on the first listen, but still very good. There are a few filler tracks in the middle unfortunately, but the last two songs are brilliant.

zeus, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 11:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

It never reaches the brilliance of Witching Hour but it's defibitely a grower

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 11:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

LADYTRON ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD (AT THE MOMENT, YES, ABSOLUTELY)

asey, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 14:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

was going to get this today - but didn't.

another fucking loss due to the revised love for nasty digipack crap.

[
this years would-be purchases cancelled due to digipack gumph :
hot chip/luke solomon/miss kittin ..
]

mark e, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 15:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think I'll get this on vinyl

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 15:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't think digipack would put me off this, although for other things it certainly has. Seems too many people use digipacks as a way to avoid putting effort into liner notes and so on... which is unfortunate...

do we have a digipacks C/D thread yet? if not, we should.

asey, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

there was a great thread re the downfalls of crap packaging but i can never find the bugger.

mark e, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 15:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ladytron are also the first band for whom I've purchased their whole catalog as digital downloads.

bendy, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 15:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Interviewing Reuben in about four hours. Any burning questions people want me to ask him?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

what's the deal with airplane food?

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

why did my friend get called a 'fag' and threatened w/bodily harm for wearing one of their t-shirts

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe he went out in public?

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

are they still doing that thing w/ christina aguilera? ask abt that

just sayin, Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe he went out in public?

― 鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:19 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark

lulz

fwiw i don't think i've ever heard a ladytron song? and i'm pretty sure the dudes that threatened my friend hadn't either. protip: don't wear a shiny, silvery t-shirt in rural montana that has the word "lady" on it

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ask him what's the best band in the world?

Tuomas, Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes, agreed with Tuomas.

ilxor, Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

ask him whether the next album is gonna as awesome as the previous two - also if they're gonna keep adding guitars to their mix

baaderonixx, Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

Was definitely going to ask him more about that, as well as the Christina thing.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have nothing to ask, but I have spun up Velocifero, and it remains as glorious as ever.

Tell him that, if you want!

a tiny, faltering megaphone (grimly fiendish), Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah I don't find it as good as 'Witching Hour' (how could it be) but it's definitely solid. It seems to me Ladytron are summarizing in high speed Depeche Mode's evolution (from cutesy synth pop to a sinister grinding monolith)

baaderonixx, Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hahaha, nicely phrased. I saw them live two years back opening for NIN in London and they had pretty clearly settled into said latter status. Crowd loved 'em!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

^ Agree with every word (except early Depeche Mode >>>>> early Ladytron, natch).

a tiny, faltering megaphone (grimly fiendish), Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

(xpost)

a tiny, faltering megaphone (grimly fiendish), Thursday, 2 April 2009 15:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Helen Marnie is doing an online fundraiser for a solo album.

The perks get interesting around 300 GBP (or $487). I guess "worn by me" premiums are officially a thing now, and not just something Nataly Dawn does/did.

Instagrams of Lily on My Facebook Wall (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 17 September 2012 03:17 (six years ago) Permalink

She could surely charge twice that if she promised not to launder. (._.)

Claudia Schiffer Kills Frog (Leee), Monday, 17 September 2012 03:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Wow, she's a day in and already at 58% of the goal WITHOUT any of the big ticket stuff getting claimed yet.

She could surely charge twice that if she promised not to launder. (._.)

For some reason I was thinking about this, and I realized that since she was in the water for presumably most of the shoot, the pool chemicals would probably override her natural, er, "essences", which would be reason enough to get it cleaned.

Instagrams of Lily on My Facebook Wall (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:31 (six years ago) Permalink

does she chew on each garment before mailing?

how's life, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:36 (six years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

I like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqJQEf9q6go

Mr. Mojo Readin' (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 30 May 2013 08:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Nice !

LeRooLeRoo, Thursday, 30 May 2013 22:11 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

destroy everything you touch. toooodaaay

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 21:09 (three years ago) Permalink

this thread took a weird turn

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 23:12 (three years ago) Permalink

pretending that didn't happen

I think Reuben Wu is still wandering around doing photography, not sure if more Ladytron stuff is coming but I had a good morning listening to their albums

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 23:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Electroclash seems to belong to this weird other-time in my mind. Like it was forgotten as a post-traumatic memory of 9/11.

larry appleton, Thursday, 14 April 2016 04:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Seventeen is still a great song.

larry appleton, Thursday, 14 April 2016 04:37 (three years ago) Permalink

when i heard the song that riffs on the "are you being served" theme, i knew these were my people

lute bro (brimstead), Thursday, 14 April 2016 04:46 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't even really consider ladytron electroclash -- the stuff pre-witching hour might as well not exist to me

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 14 April 2016 04:58 (three years ago) Permalink

Light & Magic isn't a bad album. Still sounds fresh today, with all the minimal wave, cold wave, druggy stuff going on lately. It's weird that after nearly 20 years, the 80s retro thing hasn't died out yet.

larry appleton, Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:14 (three years ago) Permalink

604!

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 14 April 2016 13:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I really Ladytron but out of their five albums, I only really rate two of them. Witching Hour is close to being a perfect record and 604 is very strong, apart from those they're frustratingly patchy on record.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 14 April 2016 14:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Witching Hour is close to being a perfect record

put this album on 34 mins ago cos of this thread revival, not heard it in years - and even then i only listened to it a couple of times.
it's the only album of ladytrons i have.
will be playing it a lot more often from hereon.
hits a lot of my sweet spots

mark e, Thursday, 14 April 2016 14:48 (three years ago) Permalink

velocifero and gravity the seducer are also underrated

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 14 April 2016 15:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I agree, I listened to Gravity The Seducer the other night and think there's plenty of good stuff on it... 'Moon Palace' probably one of my favourite Ladytron tracks! I like the first two albums, but it's hard to argue with the idea that they came into their own and started realising their potential on Witching Hour

WHERE'S JIM!? (Turrican), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 21:51 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

We are proud to announce our first new music since 2011. 
Find out all about it, and how you can be involved. 
This will be an exciting year. Love, Ladytron XXXXhttps://t.co/DM2GT0ZImQ

— Ladytron (@LadytronMusic) February 28, 2018

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 16:25 (one year ago) Permalink

(jfc I forgot about the earlier thread)

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 16:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes! About fucking time ... what did people think of the two Marnie solo records that came out during the hiatus?

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 16:48 (one year ago) Permalink

I liked them, the first better than the second. that said, I can't listen to the record anymore -- I got a lot of angry email about what I thought was a positive review, and every time one of the songs comes up on shuffle I'm reminded of it and have to turn it off

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Nice to have them back although, come on, this sounds exactly like Broadcast!

daavid, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Cool, I've missed them. And I didn't know about the solo albums so now I've got something to listen to while I wait for the new record to come out.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 19:21 (one year ago) Permalink

First track!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeWJ8vkE9w8

daavid, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:27 (one year ago) Permalink

sounds kinda velocifero-y to me.

KevRus, Friday, 2 March 2018 21:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Prefer the album teaser to the actual single, but am pretty stoked nonetheless

Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 2 March 2018 21:59 (one year ago) Permalink

ok thank god the album teaser had me worried, if I want to listen to Broadcast then I listen to Broadcast or any of the 100 bands that sound like them already

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:32 (one year ago) Permalink

update: this is growing on me even more, it's easily the best thing anyone from ladytron has done in years

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:07 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

New single!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbf4chx1mS0

I still need to listen with proper speakers but so far it sounds great! It reminds me of Propaganda.

daavid, Friday, 17 August 2018 12:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

Agreed, this sounds really good.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 17 August 2018 12:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yes! I've been looking forward to this. Marnie's solo albums have both been very good, mind.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 17 August 2018 13:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

Slight adoption of the retro outrun synthwave vibe in there somewhere? Quite like this

the article don, Friday, 17 August 2018 14:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah this is great

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 13:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

the new album is out, and it's...a trip.

the highs are high, the lows are low (sometimes very low), and the overall production is...uhh...weird.

but I'm kinda digging it. 'Deadzone,' 'You've Changed,' and 'Paper Highways' are pretty fun.

KevRus, Saturday, 2 February 2019 06:46 (two months ago) Permalink

The leaked tracks really didn’t impress. Still, I pledged to get the physical edition so looking forward to it. Love the cover art

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 2 February 2019 07:44 (two months ago) Permalink

ok I've warmed up to this a lot, and I now think it's actually pretty fantastic. Like 'Witching Hour,' this feels like a quintessentially 'winter' album, and I'm here for it.

Listen here if you're trying to avoid all the PledgeMusic drama: https://www.npr.org/2019/02/07/691388562/first-listen-ladytron-ladytron

KevRus, Thursday, 7 February 2019 17:49 (two months ago) Permalink

unsurprisingly, I love it, it's like velocifero but even angrier

the album art is also amazing

theorizing your yells (katherine), Thursday, 7 February 2019 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

this is sounding really good

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 7 February 2019 18:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I keep thinking "oh this must be the big triumphant fuck-off closer" and then seeing there are more songs to go

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 7 February 2019 18:45 (two months ago) Permalink

end to end bangers

good record

nxd, Monday, 11 February 2019 11:01 (two months ago) Permalink

It's a grower. Some good hooks but is it me or is this record brick-walled to death? Pretty disappointing since the music often blurs into a flat mush.
Song wise it feels like a slight throwback to the pre-Witching Hour period. This could have come out after Light & Magic

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Some good hooks but is it me or is this record brick-walled to death

this.
I have tried several times to give this a whole listen through, but its just way too painful.
hopefully its just the digital promo, and things are better on release, as this album sounds really bad.
shame, there are some cracking songs hidden in there.

mark e, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I know "it's thematically appropriate" is a cop-out but in this case it is kind of thematically appropriate

fwiw the best track here is "deadzone," up there with "silent shout" in terms of songs that embody/address trauma

theorizing your yells (katherine), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:48 (two months ago) Permalink

a solid 7.7 from p4k!

KevRus, Friday, 15 February 2019 18:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Omg this is wonderful! End to end bangers is right.

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:12 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Late listening to the new one but why are they so good???? My god, we don't deserve Ladytron!

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 20:43 (one week ago) Permalink

OK maybe not "Paper Highways."

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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