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  • Summary: The Pretenders singer's jazz classics covers album was produced by Marius de Vries and Eldad Guetta.
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Overall this album is Hynde's most adventurous experiment to date, opening new autumnal terrain for one of rock's greatest voices. [Sep 2019, p.85]
  2. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    The vibe is appealing and so is Hynde's performance. Unhurried and nuanced, she eases herself into songs she clearly loves, and that sense of warmth lingers long after the album's last notes fade away.
  3. Q Magazine
    Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Her innate spikiness keeps the schmaltz in check. [Oct 2019, p.108]
  4. 80
    Valve Bone Woe is a lovingly crafted collection of covers – a surprising, successful new endeavour by an artist evidently still keen to challenge herself.
  5. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    Less an indicator of impending irrelevance than a reminder of the thrills Hynde is still capable of producing.
  6. Uncut
    Sep 3, 2019
    70
    Hynde's default here is swoon and ache. Add her incendiary guitar to Mingus instrumental "Meditation (On A Pair Of Wirecutters)" plus a lovely dubbed-out, spacy "Caroline No" and her one-of-a-kind signature is writ large. [Oct 2019, p.29]
  7. Mojo
    Sep 3, 2019
    60
    It's pleasant but ultimately inessential stuff. Way better are the tunes where the tape echo effects kick in. [Oct 2019, p.82]

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