Ladytron's '604' album demonstrated the fun side to the electro-pop revival with enough commercial bent to their analog keyboard arrangements to make them gratfiying to listen to. 'Light & Magic' is a sign of the multi-national four-piece choosing a less mainstream route. The brutal industrial noises of 'True Mathematics' could have easily appeared on The Human League's pre-fame albums. There are still those populist touches of old thankfully, the twin vocal attack of Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo sweeten the pill whether an icy whisper is called for on 'Seventeen' or military precision for the excellent 'Blue Jeans'. Thereafter it's a little disappointing and wading through an hour of what is - to be frank - 80's revivalism, becomes a chore with not enough twists and turns; merely robotic rhythms, aversion to melody and an overall contrived sound which fails to build on the promise of their previous release.