Pretty In Black - The Raveonettes
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  • Summary: 'Black' finds the Danish duo expanded to a more melodic, less noisy trio, with new bassist Anders Christensen joining vocalist Sharon Foo and guitarist Sune Rose Wagner. Also appearing are Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker, Suicide's Martin Rev, and Ronnie Spector.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. It takes an album like Pretty in Black to make you realise the life affirming power of great pop music.
  2. [They] have taken their love of Fifties kitsch and Sixties pop off the Jesus & Mary Chain Gang of Love and down to the Velvet Underground.
  3. Pretty in Black is virtually fuzz-free, highlighting the exquisite detail in the Raveonettes' gift for pastiche.
  4. 70
    Put it this way: the Raveonettes have got one serious retro fetish. [#15, p.95]
  5. 70
    Mostly, it works. [Aug 2005, p.102]
  6. A diverted and shapeless album that only hints at what they're capable of accomplishing.
  7. To call 'Pretty In Black' disappointing would be an understatement in the least, particularly for a band whose delivery has matched their promise over their previous releases.

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