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Isle of View The Pretenders Isle of View (Warner Bros.) The last thing the planet needs is another bunch of rock veterans showing their mature side with a...Isle of View The Pretenders Isle of View (Warner Bros.) The last thing the planet needs is another bunch of rock veterans showing their mature side with a...1995-10-27
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Isle of View

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The Pretenders Isle of View (Warner Bros.) The last thing the planet needs is another bunch of rock veterans showing their mature side with a live unplugged album. But then, adulthood has always suited Chrissie Hynde just fine, and this set of rearranged hits and album tracks is a gentle stunner, not to mention the best Pretenders album since Learning to Crawl 11 years ago. With their new-wave guitars replaced by radiant strings, oldies like ”Kid” and ”Criminal” become melancholy, autumnal pop-like Lulu after too many cigarettes and bourbons. Survival never sounded so luminous. A

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