Hate for Sale

Pretenders - Hate for Sale
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2020 Ratings: #326 / 616
User Score
Based on 29 ratings
2020 Ratings: #785
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July 17, 2020 / Release Date
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Pop Rock / Genres
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Just a few remarks on this one.

This new album is a big step in the right direction after "Alone" (2016). If four years ago, they were sounding super predictable, generic and almost with no energy, somehow they have found the way to put their amazing view into a new refreshing record.

We are not talking about a bunch of beginners here, this guys are a group of very experienced musicians that for some reason had lost their way. Fortunately, "Hate For Sale" sounds not only ... read more
this record sounds fresh and mediocre
Crankin, insightful. Very impressed. Check out this album!
Pretenders - Hate for Sale

Genre: Pop Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 50% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 536th / 612

Highlight: Crying in Public

Made me think of:
Sheryl Crow
Actually a big improvement sonically over 2016's "Alone", which I enjoyed, so this is a major triumph for longtime fans. Stellar quality songwriting from Chrissie Hynde on par with their classics. This feels a lot more organic and has a more raw, live sound than any of their albums. The only song I didn't like was "lightning man". Unless you're some uneducated, opinionated kid who doesn't know Pretenders, this is a major return to form. Perfect example why this site should ... read more
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Track List

  1. Hate for Sale
  2. The Buzz
  3. Lightning Man
  4. Turf Accountant Daddy
  5. You Can't Hurt a Fool
  6. I Didn't Know When to Stop
  7. Maybe Love Is in NYC
  8. Junkie Walk
  9. Didn't Want to Be This Lonely
  10. Crying in Public
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Added on: March 17, 2020