Aware that painstakingly long reviews are often merely skimmed over or disregarded, I am going to keep this review short and concise.
"604" by Ladytron is a disappointment in many aspects. I value Ladytron as a band, but "604," as a whole, is not up to par. Looking at the album from a musical standpoint, it is a solid and consistent album. However, if placing the album into the genre of electronic music, it is quite banal. Having recommended "604" to various friends of mine who share none of the same musical interests, I was surprisingly greeted with a reaction along the lines of the following: "I feel as though I have heard this before." Being that there is no possible way my friends may have heard this cd, I have come to the conclusion that "604" is not the geniusly mastered disc I once believed it to be.
Basically, buying this cd will gain you about 5 catchy tracks and a headache.
I gave this cd four stars because while banal, it is a solid album and adequate for dancing.