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  • Summary: The debut solo release for the Pretenders lead singer features guest appearances from Neil Young and John McEnroe as well as production from her co-writer, Björn Yttling.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Jun 13, 2014
    91
    Her first solo album brims with sassy, leather-clad guitar struts like the Neil Young-assisted "Down The Wrong Way" and the sad-eyed "Like In The Movies." [20 Jun 2014, p.64]
  2. Q Magazine
    Jun 13, 2014
    80
    Stockholm contains 11 good-to-excellent songs, hooks and pleasure aplenty, but still, alas, short of a masterpiece. [Jul 2014, p.101]
  3. Magnet
    Jun 13, 2014
    70
    It gets waylaid by a few meandering ballads and overly repetitive choruses, but Hynde's still one of rock'n'roll's great singers. [No. 110, p.57]
  4. Jun 9, 2014
    60
    Not all the tracks hit the spot, and some of her edge has been dulled by studio sheen, but the album is bookended by two songs from her top drawer.
  5. Uncut
    Jun 9, 2014
    60
    The record arguably lacks a killer track, Chrissie seemingly on autopilot throughout, although the sultry "In A Miracle" contains the occasional echo of past glories. [Jul 2014, p.76]
  6. Jun 10, 2014
    58
    As a distilled 5-song EP, Stockholm might have served as a refreshing slap in the face--a potent reminder of what a vibrant jolt of lightning Chrissie Hynde can be--but instead, it's a rather wan listen.
  7. 40
    The main failing lies in the lack of distinction of the material, and the lack of excitement in its execution: the only time the album teeters on thrilling is when Neil Young’s Les Paul disturbs the peace of “Down the Wrong Way”.

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  1. Sep 17, 2014
    8
    Stephen Erlewine from the All Music Guide sillily writes the disclaimer that the Stockholm of the title of this passable work does not in factStephen Erlewine from the All Music Guide sillily writes the disclaimer that the Stockholm of the title of this passable work does not in fact refer to the Stockholm Syndrome but indeed refers to her Swedish co-workers on the album. Well, that's good to know, Mr. Erlewine, but entirely unnecessary as those of us who have visited Stockholm, Sweden - myself having just returned from this most lovely international city - are under no illusion that the title can mean anything other than the city, Mr. Erlewine, that you do not deign to mention. Expand