Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm
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Based on 12 reviews
2014 Ratings: #698 / 845
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Based on 3 ratings
June 9, 2014 / Release Date
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Caroline / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
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Entertainment Weekly
Her first solo album brims with sassy, leather-clad guitar struts like the Neil Young-assisted "Down The Wrong Way" and the sad-eyed "Like In The Movies."

Stockholm, produced by Peter Bjorn and John’s Bjorn Yttling, has the cutting lyrical tilt and raw agony that defined the Pretender, but its sheen beckons listeners.

As it is a Chrissie Hynde project, it is a little inconsistent, sometimes sagging on ballads or dragging its feet at mid-tempos, but there are several strong additions to her canon and the overall feel is appealing and, thanks to her unexpected collaborator, fresher than expected.
Rolling Stone
"In a Miracle" sounds like Aimee Mann after a warm bath. But Hynde can still flash her blade.
Like the syndrome named after the titular city, you’ll fall for these tunes with repeated exposure, but you’ll live without them once you’re free from them too.
It doesn’t have the timeless quality of her classic material, but it’s good to have her back nonetheless.
The Guardian
Not all the tracks hit the spot, and some of her edge has been dulled by studio sheen, but the album is bookended by two songs from her top drawer.

As a distilled 5-song EP, Stockholm might have served as a refreshing slap in the face—a potent reminder of what a vibrant jolt of lightning Chrissie Hynde can be—but instead, it's a rather wan listen. 

Consequence of Sound

At its best, Stockholm is a solid and grounded album that speaks to Hynde’s strengths; at its worst, to crib a song title from the last group photo session, it’s a tad “Middle of the Road”.


All in all, very little on Stockholm stands out, despite the best attempts by all involved.

É impossível não pensar no Pretenders ao ouvir o primeiro álbum solo de Chrissie Hynde, vocalista da banda. Não que "Stockholm" não seja bom o suficiente ou que não haja personalidade nas faixas que o compõem.

O que acontece é o contrário. A voz de Chrissie Hynde, seu timbre e interpretação são tão característicos que ela acabou sendo o elemento forte do Pretenders e, obviamente, ... read more
Tha average rock album when has Chrissie's signature can't be average!
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Track List

  1. You Or No One
  2. Dark Sunglasses
  3. Like In The Movies
  4. Down The Wrong Way
  5. You're The One
  6. A Plan Too Far
  7. In A Miracle
  8. House Of Cards
  9. Tourniquet (Cynthia Anne)
  10. Sweet Nuthin'
  11. Adding The Blue
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