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La Roux


Third studio album and first in six years from London-born synth pop artist Elly Jackson

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  1. 10.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    The fact that Elly Jackson has had to fight and has won against her personal demons makes her music and image all the more strong, exciting and inspiring. A catchy and unique album with an inspirational personal story
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Her second release as a solo artist sees 1980s pop muted though Elly Jackson’s idiosyncratic and unique sound palette
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  3. 8.0 |   The FT

    Elly Jackson’s first album without Ben Langmaid is a rewarding shift in direction
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  4. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    It’s a bit samey and repetitive in tone but Elly has crafted something deliciously evocative of the ‘80s whilst the overall sound is precisely, undeniably, gloriously La Roux
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  5. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A new collection of self-care retro-pop that could use a little more variety
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  6. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    With emerging artists like Georgia now occupying the hot new thing space that was once hers, La Roux now fits more easily into the lane that has been home to LoneLady and Roisin Murphy; mature voices that understand how to mine the quarries for uncut bangers
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  7. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    La Roux's Supervision is a testament to propelling forward, even if its sounds take you backward, and knowing that good synthpop will never go out of style
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  8. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Jackson seems more and more honest with each release even as she finds new and surprising ways to articulate that honesty
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  9. 6.8 |   Paste Magazine

    There’s not much “Trouble” in this version of Jackson’s “Paradise,” but that also means there’s not as much action
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  10. 6.0 |   Q

    Resilient pop survivor gets stuck in a groove. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   DIY

    Largely inoffensive and wholly listenable. Which is fine, but we’ve come to expect more from La Roux
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  12. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Compared to the luscious textures of 2014’s ‘Trouble in Paradise’, Elly Jackson’s latest work feels rather lacklustre
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  13. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Supervision is at times frustrating – an avoidable misstep here, an overindulgence there. But it also contains some of La Roux’s best music to date, music that’s witty, danceable and endearing all in one
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  14. 6.0 |   Clash

    As a listening experience, though, it’s somewhat limited and frustratingly repetitive, ultimately paling next to La Roux’s previous heights
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  15. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    La Roux is known best for synth pop bangers, and while Supervision doesn’t lean into her signature melodramatics, this album seems perfectly comfortable at its own pace – it just might be a bit too slow to keep up
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  16. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    On her third, La Roux shows that she can write a melody like few others in the business today, but it’s hard to look past how similar each song really is
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  17. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Elly Jackson's third studio album Supervision sorely fails to live up to the standard of her previous records
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  18. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The lyrics bridge the lovelorn and boldly self-confident
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