Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock, Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: Caroline | Autor: MaB

As a Pretender front woman, Chrissie Hynde managed to gain the necessary respect over a period of 30 years. The last Pretenders album ("Break Up The Concrete", 2008), however, already hinted at the fact that the US American-born artist was on the move to new shores, which was also noticeable in 2010 with her side project JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys. This development is now finished with their first solo album "Stockholm", which was recorded in the Swedish capital together with guitarist/producer Björn Yttling (Peter, Bjorn and John) and according to Hynde is much more a group work than the Pretenders albums ever were. The self-set goal of creating a danceable powerpop album, however, is only partially achieved by the 62-year-old, because too often the songs remain in the contemplative midtempo. The best characters are still fast pieces like "You Or No One" and "You're The One", while "Like In The Movies" and "Dark Sunglasses" seem somewhat interchangeable and have slight intonation weaknesses, which could easily have been corrected by some extra takes. Top track: You Or No One

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