La Roux / Trouble In Paradise
Album: Trouble In Paradise   Collection:General
Artist: La Roux   Added:Jul 2014
Label: Interscope Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-07-25 Pull Date: 2014-09-26
Week Ending: Sep 14 Sep 7 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27
Airplays: 1 3 4 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 13, 2022: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Silent Partner
4. Sep 05, 2014: In The Year 1000, 8000: Cerati's Edition
Tropical Chancer
2. Jun 24, 2021: Alphabet Soup
Let Me Down Gently
5. Sep 01, 2014: ZoeRadio
3. Sep 11, 2014: Amber Waves
Tropical Chancer
6. Aug 31, 2014: Radio Personality (summer)
Paradise Is You

Album Review
Zoe Rogers
Reviewed 2014-07-24
Second studio album from La Roux out on Interscope. Yes her last album went pretty mainstream, but I dont think there is any denying that this synth pop is worth listening to. As the name may suggest, Trouble In Paradise really does have a tropical vibe throughout with appearances from steel drums and whispy sounds. I really enjoyed this on my first listen.

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Recommended Tracks: 5, 6, 7

1. (4:22) Uptight Downtown - ~10 seconds of near silence, followed by a steady baseline and some cool guitar chords with that same La Roux vocal we would have expected. Mid tempo.
2. (3:54) Kiss And Not Tell - A little more video-game style tones and a less distorted vocal.
3. (4:15) Cruel Sexuality - Falsetto galore in the chorus, mediocre instrumentation on this one.
4. (5:12) Paradise is You - Another ~18 seconds of silence at the beginning. This one is very beach-y.
5. (4:19) Sexotheque - Mid tempo, cool vocal phrasing, I really like this one.
6. (3:32) Tropical Chancer - This one sounds vaguely like I Saw The Sign by Ace of Base :) It is really good though, excellent use of steel drum sounds.
7. (7:01) Silent Partner - Instrumentation reminds me a bit of Devo, love the vocal sound on this one.
8. (5:40) Let Me Down Gently - Down tempo, ballad.
9. (4:06) The Feeling - Another standard synth pop track

Track Listing
1. Uptight Downtown   5. Sexotheque
2. Kiss And Not Tell   6. Tropical Chancer
3. Cruel Sexuality   7. Silent Partner
4. Paradise Is You   8. Let Me Down Gently
  9. The Feeling