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Sixth album and first in seven years from the Liverpudlian electronic pop quartet once described by Brian Eno as "the best of English pop music"

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  1. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It has the amped density of feedback-laden indie rock
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Their finest record since 2002's Light & Magic, Ladytron achieve near perfection here. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Shows them shaping the grim thoughts of The Animals and The Island into poised, potent songs. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    An accomplished return, and a welcome and relatable one for these dismal times
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    A welcome return, Ladytron is a remarkably consistent and engaging album that befits the band's status as synth pop veterans
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  6. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    An angry, pitiless, evil-sounding record whose nihilism presents them as sirens of the apocalypse
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  7. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Long term fans won’t learn anything new here, but a good Ladytron album is better than no Ladytron album, and seeing how they didn't even seem to exist a few years ago, this is something to be thankful for
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  8. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    As the world ends right before our eyes, Ladytron takes it upon themselves to supply the soundtrack
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    While the singles "Until The Fire" and "The Animals" are satisfyingly sleek and sinister, Ladytron seem most energised when they head deep into the darkness in the starkly Numan-ist "Paper Highways" and "Deadzone." Print edition only

  10. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A record that's undeniably more immediate than its predecessor, as each of its first three singles suggested
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  11. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Longtime fans will not be disappointed with anything on Ladytron, and anyone who likes slickly produced alternative synth pop with waves of industrial and danceable beats will find a lot to like about it
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  12. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    If you're already invested in Ladytron's icy yet sleek sound, then their eponymous sixth album is a welcome if not wholly groundbreaking return
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  13. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s great to have Ladytron back after such a long hiatus and this record shows that both their powerful lyrics and their skill at creating mystical sci-fi soundscapes are abilities they can still showcase
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  14. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    After almost 20 years of playing it cool, Ladytron’s uncharacteristic restlessness suits them
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  15. 6.0 |   XS Noize

    They are keeping the spirit of Ambient, Shoegaze and Electro pop that harkens to the 80’s founders of alternative music alive and well. If you like 80’s digital synth with a driving relentless Gothic flair Ladytron’s latest release might just be for you
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  16. 6.0 |   The Observer

    A distinctive sound in search of hooks
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