37. ‘Bulletproof’ by La Roux (2009)


I was resistive to La Roux for a long time, until I realised that the ability to sing in the register of someone just recovering from a panic attack could actually be an asset, especially when delivering an unconvincing self-affirmation anthem such as this. Her androgynous image was often derided at the time as an 80s pose, but her subsequent records reveal a real anxiety about identity that was all there from the jump.

BONUS POINTS: The whole thing trundles along with the pace and unrepentant tinniness of a tense Tetris game, i.e. every child of the 80s introduction to the concept of anxiety.


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