9 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Five years have passed since La Roux owned the charts with "Bulletproof," during which time vocalist Elly Jackson endured vocal problems and the departure of collaborator Ben Langmaid. Now she's released Trouble in Paradise, which, despite its ominous title, is full of vibrant, sun-splashed rhythms. Indeed, the rebooted La Roux was worth the wait. Whereas the group's debut succeeded on the strength of its icy throb and aggressive sentiments ("I'm going in for the kill!"), Trouble proves that Jackson is human after all, infusing her sound with ska, reggae, and the exuberant '80s pop of groups like General Public and Missing Persons. "Kiss and Not Tell" is effervescent electro, while "Tropical Chancer" features slinking guitars à la Nile Rodgers. Past and present collide on "Silent Partner," a pulsing reminder that Jackson remains bulletproof when it comes to riling up a dancefloor.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Five years have passed since La Roux owned the charts with "Bulletproof," during which time vocalist Elly Jackson endured vocal problems and the departure of collaborator Ben Langmaid. Now she's released Trouble in Paradise, which, despite its ominous title, is full of vibrant, sun-splashed rhythms. Indeed, the rebooted La Roux was worth the wait. Whereas the group's debut succeeded on the strength of its icy throb and aggressive sentiments ("I'm going in for the kill!"), Trouble proves that Jackson is human after all, infusing her sound with ska, reggae, and the exuberant '80s pop of groups like General Public and Missing Persons. "Kiss and Not Tell" is effervescent electro, while "Tropical Chancer" features slinking guitars à la Nile Rodgers. Past and present collide on "Silent Partner," a pulsing reminder that Jackson remains bulletproof when it comes to riling up a dancefloor.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
604 Ratings
604 Ratings
Brenbend99 ,

Great album!

The songs are very good! The entire album is great!

StanJose ,

Awesome second outing

I can't believe that I missed this album when it came out and haven't noticed it until now. La Roux's debut album blew me away. I'm happy to report that Trouble In Paradise is a worthy successor -- more mature, more complex, less poppy, but totally as satisfying as their first. It takes a few listens to truly start appreciating. There are a couple of tracks I don't really like, mainly the last one "The Feeling", but the best rest will be on repeat on my phone for a long while. Especially love Silent Partner.

Allen.Wilson ,

Simply Genius!

Pure brilliance in every way. Lyrics, tonal joy and the ability to get me moving, perfection.

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