Raveonettes
Lust Lust Lust
Vice
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The Jesus And Mary Chain, Motown, 60s surf guitar, New York City, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, The Velvet Underground, pulp novels, and film noir… all of these elements and more commingle to make The Raveonettes one of the most alluring guitar bands recording today. But with this comes problems. Nobody cares. Nobody cares. Nobody cares. Fair enough. Average radio listening fools aren’t into retro-harmonies à la The Shangri-las, nor can most American audiences handle the idea of a two-person band (let alone a Danish couple) making such beautiful bubblegum pop out of so much sensuous, blurry noise. Pay attention, people, there isn’t a bad song on this whole damn disc.—Arlie Carstens