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La Roux: 'I'm Not Your Toy'

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La Roux: 'I'm Not Your Toy'
Released on Monday, Sep 28 2009

Electropop duo La Roux have been fairly unstoppable so far. First, the quirky and frantic 'In For The Kill' became the surprise breakthrough of the year, forcing Radio 1 to play catch up with the cool kids. Then 'Bulletproof' confirmed their status as one of the biggest new acts of 2009 when, guided by a thundering chorus that grabs you on first listen, it stormed straight to number one in June.

Unfortunately though, it seems that Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid may have lost their good judgement while quaffing champers and bemoaning, whether ironically or not, just about everything vaguely conventional or commercial. Neither as charming as their breakthrough nor as instantly catchy as their recent chart-topper, 'I'm Not Your Toy' is a plodding and disposable effort that lacks any real magic or flare. Their album offers more depth and variety than the uninitiated might expect, so picking this as a single is definitely a missed opportunity.

> Click here to read a review of La Roux's debut album

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