Whip It On

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  • Summary: A male-female duo a la the White Stripes, Denmark's The Raveonettes make their debut with this brief disc of 8 neo-garage tunes.

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My Tornado
Come on now Do that thing You do so well You do so well Hard to please Hard to get Hard to love and to forget Go on black Don't pass me up Let's... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. With dashes of Nick Cave darkness, surf-guitar twang, ugly '60s pop and Velvet Underground-y noise, the Raveonettes offer more variations on the dense tuned-down sound that's overtaking America.
  2. Q Magazine
    80
    It really is hard to distinguish between the eight tracks here, but when a theme's this good, the variants are never going to be a problem. [Mar 2003, p.113]
  3. Mojo
    80
    This band could, and should, go mega. [Jan 2003, p.99]
  4. A scrappy little album that at times has a frustrating same-y-ness to it, but with each of the disc's tunes lasting no longer than three minutes, the Raveonettes' proto-punk formula never outstays its welcome.
  5. A Sonic Youth sneer, VU drone, and the Jesus & Mary Chain fuzz-tone shackling.
  6. Uncut
    60
    A rockabilly Jesus And Mary Chain. [Mar 2003, p.114]
  7. Spin
    50
    While most of the music on Whip It On is somewhere in the vicinity of cool, the vocals sound like two people trying out for a Jesus and Mary Chain tribute band. [Jan 2003, p.101]

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  1. SamW.
    Aug 12, 2008
    10
    Easily one of the best albums I've ever had the fortune of listening to. I don't understand the critique against the tracks Easily one of the best albums I've ever had the fortune of listening to. I don't understand the critique against the tracks sounding the same, though. They are in the same genre, and thus, they sound somewhat alike. *I* sure can tell one song from another. Expand
  2. MikeK
    Jul 4, 2003
    10
    super
  3. toma
    Sep 4, 2006
    8
    Fabulous noisy fun

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