• Record Label: Vice
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2008

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Filter
    Lust Lust Lust, the fuzzed-out, starry-eyed return-to-form by The Raveonettes, takes you there and then kicks you out at sunrise. [Winter 2008, p.94]
  2. Lust Lust Lust is a gauze-wrapped cocoon of an album: too opaque to break through to a wide audience, but all the more precious for its enigmatic, slow-to-surface charms.
  3. 90
    They finally deliver on the big promise everyone saw in what they might do with the raw sounds of that first LP. [Jan/Feb 2008, p.102]
  4. These songs don't sound like love songs because they aren't love songs. That the Raveonettes understand why that's an important distinction makes Lust Lust Lust a sleazy pop masterpiece.
  5. Wagner and Foo have gone back to the rougher basics--distortion, echo and monastery-choir vocals--of their debut EP, 2002's Whip It On. But the simplicity is deceptive.
  6. The Raveonettes are super-cool Scandinavian noise-rockers and they’ve shored Lust Lust Lust in that turmoil to create their most engrossing album to date.
  7. Alternative Press
    The Raveonettes are suddenly noisier than old-school Sonic Youth and every bit as menacing as the Velevt Underground circa '68. [Mar 2008, p.145]
  8. The album may consign the Raveonettes further to cult-level status, but like a challenging mate, it seduces us into coming back for more.
  9. Lust Lust Lust is a record that explains why sometimes guitars need to be turned up to their max and faced into amps, and why humans need to get down and dirty.
  10. Stagey but effective, Lust, Lust, Lust does the Raveonettes proud.
  11. Lust Lust Lust is the best The Raveonettes have ever been.
  12. Fans of the fuzzy, decadent and over-driven version of the Raveonettes can be happy that they have their band back; nastier, prettier and better than ever.
  13. 80
    All this willful messiness adds up to a funny and surprisingly touching mission statement. [Mar 2008, p.101]
  14. Their fourth record, the stunning Lust Lust Lust, retains the Danish duo’s fetish for early pop harmony and surf guitar, not to mention shoe-gaze buzz in their concise, fuzzy bursts of tragic romance.
  15. Pitting garage-rock tactics against Motown strategy, Lust Lust Lust is my kinda vice.
  16. Its minimal drum patterns and and playful touches speak of a deceptive lightness of touch, but four albums in and The Raveonettes are making plain they know what it is to have lusted and lost, and therein lies the key to unlocking Lust Lust Lust’s poignant pleasures.
  17. The Jesus and Mary Chain comparisons are still apt, though they're creeping out from under the shadow of 'Happy When It Rains' and heading toward something far scarier, as traces of Throbbing Gristle seem ready to disrupt their noise-pop vigil at any moment.
  18. Definitely worth a listen, even if you thought you had the group pegged in the past.
  19. It's a seamy, dreamy take on post-punk.
  20. Lust gives them the most emotionally substantive material they’ve ever had to work with, and yet there’s still that sense of detached restraint.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Kevinl.
    Feb 22, 2008
    Their best yet.
  2. MikeL.
    Feb 20, 2008
    A very good CD. You need to hear these songs LIVE!
  3. LiquidHeaven
    Feb 20, 2008
    Perhaps too early to say for certain but after a month with it I'd call this their best album. It is certainly their most accomplished.