Monday, January 04, 2010


Song: Bulletproof
Artist: La Roux
Album: La Roux

Best of 2009

There were two new female-fronted electro-pop acts that got me excited early in the year for there debut albums and while comparing them might be a little apples and oranges, advantage ultimately went to La Roux. I heard "In For the Kill" by La Roux as well as Little Boots "New in Town" around the same time. I flipped for both and couldn't wait to hear more from each band. La Roux are a complete 80's New Wave throwback complete with androgynous lead singer, (Who was born in 1988... ouch) that have as much riding on their look as well as their sound. "In For the Kill" was amazing, but follow-up single "Bulletproof" was even better, and one of the best tracks of the year. With "Little Boots," (whom chose cute over cool in regards to image) there just wasn't a track as good or better as "New in Town." And while it's filled with catchy Euro-disco pop songs, it just didn't resonate like La Roux's album did.



In For the Kill

I'm Not Your Toy

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