This follow-up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut (2000) features a veritable new wave rock party hosted by Ladytron featuring their punked up version of Tweet's 'Oops (Oh My)' plus a DJ mix of influences ... more »including Barbie & The Kens, CJ Bolland, The Fall, Wire, My Bloody Valentine and more. 18 tracks. Emperor Norton. 2003.« less
This follow-up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut (2000) features a veritable new wave rock party hosted by Ladytron featuring their punked up version of Tweet's 'Oops (Oh My)' plus a DJ mix of influences including Barbie & The Kens, CJ Bolland, The Fall, Wire, My Bloody Valentine and more. 18 tracks. Emperor Norton. 2003.
"Okay, so Ladytron put together a pretty good mix of tunes. Some rock, some hip hop, some electro, some indie... something for everyone basically. Stand out tracks (for me) are the "new" version of Ladytron's "Blue Jeans" (i'm guessing the original is on L&M, which i haven't listened to that much), and "Teenage Daughter" by Fat Truckers (some other reviewer didn't like this song but I think it rules. I thought hearing the phrase "teenage daughter" a hundred times would wear on me but it really hasn't). I also don't mind Ladytron's cover of Tweet's "Oops On My" but I would have left it alone if I were them.But what really rocks my boat seriously, is the very last track on the cd, called "Some Velvet Morning," a duet by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. My life could've been incomplete forever had I not found this gem of a song on Ladytron's cd. I am absolutely nuts over it. The song plays out like a musical duel, shifting between Hazlewood's sleepy cowboy-esque ballad and Sinatra's "step-one-two" Lawrence Welk-ish coos. The vocal parts entwine closer and closer together until the listener is getting single lines alternating in time. I can't adequately explain how wonderful this song is. Whichever member of Ladytron that selected this song for Softcore Jukebox has given me a beautiful gift indeed."
Soundtrack of my life
alexander laurence | Los Angeles, CA | 04/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always wondered what sort of music inspired Ladytron. Now we have mix record by them. I usually don't look forward to mix albums but this seemed too good to pass on. Of course there is the cool punk bands here like Wire and The Fall. There is stuff from the sixties, including Nancy & Lee and Shocking Blue. There is all of Ladytron's labelmates at Invicta Hi-fi like Snap Ant, Dondolo, and Pop Levi. There is some good stuff from the past like My Bloody Valentine, Cristina, and New Fast Automatic Daffodils. There is even a new version of Ladytron's "Blue Jeans." Even better Ladytron does "Oops Oh My" which I hope is going to be the new direction for the next Ladytron album. This is a god party mix and an idea of some of the stuff that Ladytron DJ team plays at the clubs they do in London."
Wesley Walton | salem, or United States | 06/24/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"so im glad they at least didnt try to mix all these songs together in a continuous "dj" mix. that probably would've sounded atrocious. i bought it for the oops oh my cover, and was disappointed. ladytron using real drums, and a fuzzed up guitar? come on, it sounded kinda bad. i love ladytron, but paying like 17 bucks for a mix cd they made with a crappy new version of blue jeans and a kinda lame cover on it isnt really worth it. but i bought it anyway. it gets 3 stars cuz i love ladytron and wouldnt give them anything less, even if they released an album of them farting."
From the Ladytron archives...
W. Davidson | Melbourne, Australia | 12/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The boys from Ladytron payed visit to Australia in 2003 and did a few dj spots, I didn't see them live but caught their performance on (cable's Channel [V]) Room 208 TV show (sort of a teenage disco on TV) where they played a mix of music like what you get on this CD.I love the ecelectic mix they've presented here, everything from a lesser known Shocking Blue track, My Bloody Vaelntine's very funky and swoonsome "Soon", Fanny Pack (which is truly great by the way), The Fall (Hit The North - one of their best) and loads more. I've not heard of some of these artists (Seelenluft, Pop Levi, Dondolo) but most are great although Teenage Daughter by the Fat Truckers must be the dumbest thing I've heard in ages. Ladytron get a look in twice with a remix of Blue Jeans (if ever a song was made for strippers, this is it) and their (sorry, but *slightly* disappointing) version of Tweet's Oops, Oh my. All in all a great compilation that makes me feel like I've popped around to their place for the afternoon to go through their record collection (if only!)."