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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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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
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  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. 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. 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. 60
    A rockabilly Jesus And Mary Chain. [Mar 2003, p.114]
  7. 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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