Boomkat Product Review:
Long overdue repress of Stereolab's 1992 'Switched On' LP, whose influence has recently begun to surface in The Neptunes hip-hop productions and serves as a timely reminder of how well they did it before anyone else. With a sound that is often clumsily labelled Krautpop, 'Switched On' sees Stereolab dabbling in a more overtly guitar driven style that may surprise those only familiar with their later work. Yet what will be instantly recognisable to all is Stereolab's ability to take disparate influences (from Kraftwerk and New Order through to Slowdive and The Supremes) and mould them into a sparkling set of glowing leftfield pop gems that evoke the character of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (who?!). With Sadier's vocals even lovelier than you remembered, this is a blast from the past that deserves it's rose tinted reverence.