This latest and fourth album is yet another progression in the ever evolving sound of Ladytron, and is easily their best work to date. With a more friendly and accessible sound, Velocifero may help to keep the band from the slowdive into niche. The album also boasts production assistance from Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), which may help shed some light on the rougher feel of this album.
If you haven’t yet had an introduction to the Ladytron phenomenon, you won’t necessarily go wrong starting with the newest album. But to truly appreciate the versatility of the band’s work, starting at the beginning with 2001’s 604, and then working your way through the equally worthy Light & Magic and Witching Hour will create the more satisfying experience. [more..]