Raven in the Grave - The Raveonettes
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  • Band members: Sune Rose Wagner, Sharin Foo
  • Summary: The Danish duo's fifth studio album showcases much of their original sound -- dark, droning, distorted guitar pop.
  • Record Label: Vice Music
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Noise Pop
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Apr 5, 2011
    91
    Raven In The Grave is a reminder of what it was like to hear The Raveonettes' gloomy romanticism and bottomless echo for the first time.
  2. Apr 5, 2011
    80
    Raven in the Grave may not be what you expected going in, but by the time it's through the powerful emotions transmitted through the words, voices, and sound will win you over completely.
  3. Apr 21, 2011
    70
    Despite an all-pervading gloom that dominates tonally, and pacing that rarely gets the pulse racing, this is certainly the best Raveonettes record since 2007's keyboards-dominated left-turn LP, Lust Lust Lust..
  4. Hazy, dark, The Cure-ish dreampop with a Lynchian vibe.
  5. Jun 8, 2011
    60
    There is a half-hearted attempt at dusting the instrumentation so it doesn't have as much of the grittiness we're used to from The Raveonettes. But not a whole lot of polish is applied so the end product is still essentially grainy. [May 2011, p.86]
  6. May 13, 2011
    60
    Here, they tinker with the formula slightly, shedding the surf drums, and adding washes of synth (usually a mistake, and so it proves). [Jun 2011, p.94]
  7. Apr 4, 2011
    30
    The Raveonettes have always made use of heavy reverb on their albums, but the overall impact is that Raven in the Grave just sounds sloppy.

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