(France - Import)
2009 release, the French Electronic duo's third album, which marks the boldest and bravest moves they have made to date. Perhaps the biggest curve ball they could have thrown would be to go Pop, which is just what they've done, well, kind of. Blacklist is 12 tracks of deranged, maddening melodies and propulsive head-nod rhythms, taking the group's trademark concoctions and placing it amidst a setting that wouldn't look out of place in a stadium or headlining a festival. Caroline's vocals are brought centre stage: never have they sounded so clear, crisp and defiant. Whilst Orion's production alchemy sounds like the work of an regal orchestra of androids, sound tracking an Armageddon-inducing war. Because.