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The Raveonettes - Observator
Released: 10/09/2012 Vice RecordsSwiftly following last summer's Raven In The Grave, the Danish duo celebrate a decade as the finest purveyors of fuzz-pop going with an album reportedly inspired by a three day drinking binge. Expect the usual boy-girl harmonies underpinned by driving drumbeats and distorted guitars from these Velvet Underground (and sunglasses) loving Scandinavians. Read our interview with Sune from the band here. For more information visit: http://www.vicerecords.com/vicerecords/wordpress/?p=2501
NME“Adorable yet chilling...” Inspired by Wagner’s back injury, drug binges and clinical depression, the influence of Chairlift, Warpaint, Alt-J and The xx all subliminally creep into adorable but chilling laments on dying young and wrecked romances...
allmusic“One of their best albums to date...” As Observator proves again and again, they write really, really good moody pop songs. The record may not be their masterpiece, but it is an important piece of a surprisingly strong career...
Pitchfork“Lacks the urgency or stakes of their best material...” It's hard to shake the feeling that the album sounds too comfortable, too familiar: It's so deeply entrenched in their comfort zone that it sounds too easy-- not effortless, but automatic and rote...
Drowned In Sound“Affirmation of a great formula...” All the landmarks of a Raveonettes record are here; distortion, the three-note guitar solos and the sense of irrepressible pop. The naivety of Chain Gang of Love remains untouched but then again so does its entire basic formula...
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