La Roux

Lately, the song ‘Bulletproof’ by La Roux has been playing on the radio quite frequently. For the time being, I actually dig this song.  If I hear it five more times though, I might just get fed up.

The synth-pop beat and lyrics are truly not bad but Elly Jackson’s voice is borderline unbearable.

What is ironic to me is that La Roux is comprised not solely of singer Eleanor (her name really cracks me up) Jackson but also of keyboardist Ben Langmaid. I feel really bad for him because unlike Elly, he might possibly have some talent…

Not only is she dragging him down, she is also stealing all his thunder…  I am sure that not even half their admirers have the slightest clue that La Roux isn’t simply a one-man band, much less that Ben is part of this duo.

Before the song ‘Bulletproof’ made its way into several billboard music charts here in the United States, La Roux was known in Europe for their two singles, ‘Quicksand’ and ‘In for the Kill.’

These two songs easily make it on my list of “10 worst songs of all-time,” along with Pat Benatar’s ‘Hit Me with Your Best Shot.’ What BAFFLES my mind is that ‘In for the Kill’ won several music awards and Elly Jackson won an award for best female newcomer.

Whaaaaattt?!?! You have got to be kidding. People’s taste in music never ceases to shock me.

Listening to La Roux’s entire CD was honestly worse than getting kicked in the teeth. Sorry to break it to you La Roux, but the fact that you managed to come up with one hit song doesn’t make you talented, it just means that you got lucky.

And here is a French word for you, Elly… You sound and look like derrière. Some people (e.g. you) should never sing;  plus, cracking a smile every once in a while won’t kill you.


About Viviene Martinelli

My personal hobbies are reading, writing, listening to music, and silence. View all posts by Viviene Martinelli

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