| 1997–2000 in Liverpool|
Emperor Norton Records
Light & Magic
6 February 2001
| 6 February 2001 (2001-02-06)|
Synthpop, Electropop, New wave, Alternative dance
Ladytron albums, Electroclash albums, Other albums
604 is the debut studio album by British electronic music band Ladytron, released in the United States on 6 February 2001 by Emperor Norton Records and in the United Kingdom on 12 March 2001 by Invicta Hi-Fi. It was co-produced, engineered and mixed by Lance Thomas. Some of the tracks had been previously released on their EPs Miss Black and Her Friends (1999), Mu-Tron EP (2000) and Commodore Rock (2000).
On 20 July 2004, 604 was reissued in the US with four bonus tracks, the first three being live recordings made on 16 May 2003 at the Central Military Club in Sofia, Bulgaria. The January 2011 re-release of the album on Ladytron's current label, Nettwerk, also features these same bonus tracks.
In a 2002 interview with online magazine Chaos Control, Daniel Hunt stated that the album was named after the area code for British Columbia. Reuben Wu drew the cover of the European edition of 604.
604 received general acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 11 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".
In March 2001, 604 was selected as Album of the Month by Muzik magazine.
"He Took Her to a Movie" was released as the album's lead single. The song was recorded for £50, and features guest vocals from Lisa Eriksson of San Francisco-based electronic duo Techno Squirrels. Upon its release, it was named the "Single of the Week" by NME magazine. The track was inspired by Kraftwerk's 1978 song "The Model".
"Playgirl" was released as the album's second single. It peaked at number 89 on the UK Singles Chart.
"The Way That I Found You" was released as the album's third and final single. It reached number 88 on the UK Singles Chart. The single's B-side, "Holiday 601", was included on Ladytron's second studio album, Light & Magic, retitled "NuHorizons".
All tracks written by Ladytron, except where noted.
On 1 September 2009, Redbird Records and Cobraside Distribution released a compilation of remixes, B-sides and rarities titled 604 (Remixed & Rare). The cover is the negative of the US cover for 604.Ladytron – production, design
Tom Dolan – design
Lisa Eriksson – guest vocals (track 12)
Sebastian Meyer – US cover photography
Lance Thomas – additional production, engineering
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