Raven in the Grave

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
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  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 21, 2011
    80
    One hopes Raven In The Grave doesn't signify the last post for The Raveonettes as they are a joy to behold in this mood, and more than capable of producing a belter of an album when least expected.
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 22, 2011
    70
    Like much of the Raveonettes' apparel, Raven in the Grave's dark heart is cut from '50s and '60s cloth, but this time, it's not the vintage lineage of Motown and Spector but more the cult 'death disc' craze of "Endless Sleep", "Dead Man's Curve", or "The Death of a Surfer".
  5. 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..
  6. Apr 7, 2011
    70
    Bleariness and monochrome sexual appeal are more popular than they were when The Raveonettes first broke, so you wonder how they'd be received had this been their first record, not their fifth.
  7. Apr 4, 2011
    70
    This record isn't as energetic and peppy as previous efforts, but don't confuse moodiness with lifelessness.
  8. Apr 1, 2011
    70
    The Raveonettes haven't sworn off droning melodies and minimal percussion, but the duo's morbid Psychocandy m├ętier gets a slight makeover on their fifth album.
  9. Apr 6, 2011
    66
    Raven in the Grave is consistently inconsistent, just like its makers.

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