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La Roux: 'Quicksand'

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Released on Monday, Nov 23 2009

Elly said she wouldn't do it - then again, Elly says a lot of things - but whether through choice, record label arm-twisting or an acknowledgement that 'I'm Not Your Toy' didn't do the business chart-wise, La Roux are reissuing 'Quicksand', the track that got us so excited about them this time last year. Fortunately, it remains as arresting as ever.

Like most of the songs on their debut album, it's a winning combination of pop smarts, stifling romantic obsession and production that mixes the sounds of '82 with the sonic punch of '09. "You're the upsetter stroking my hand," Jackson croons over synth-pop as hard and bouncy as a rubber ball that somehow wound up in the freezer. She may be a gobby little wotsit at times, but, as this cracker reaffirms, you can't accuse La Roux of being all mouth and no trousers.


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

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