11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After just a few notes here, it’s obvious you’re listening to Chrissie Hynde. Her soulful vibrato with a snarl can’t be mistaken for anyone else's, and for the first time in her 35-year career she’s not playing with a variation of The Pretenders. For Stockholm, Hynde teams up with her new producer and cowriter, Björn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John. Together, they create a modern sound that remains true to Hynde’s rock ’n’ roll roots. And for the chance to hear two rock trademarks working together, Neil Young provides his nasty, buckling Crazy Horse guitar tone on “Down the Wrong Way.” “Dark Sunglasses” proves that Hynde can still write the three-minute hit single of old, filled with the kind of contempt that made her a compelling star from the opening bars of “Precious” all so long ago. Songs like “You’re the One,” “A Plan Too Far,” and “In a Miracle” let her voice do what it does best, while the closing soft-rock ballad “Adding the Blue” could be sung by no one else.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After just a few notes here, it’s obvious you’re listening to Chrissie Hynde. Her soulful vibrato with a snarl can’t be mistaken for anyone else's, and for the first time in her 35-year career she’s not playing with a variation of The Pretenders. For Stockholm, Hynde teams up with her new producer and cowriter, Björn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John. Together, they create a modern sound that remains true to Hynde’s rock ’n’ roll roots. And for the chance to hear two rock trademarks working together, Neil Young provides his nasty, buckling Crazy Horse guitar tone on “Down the Wrong Way.” “Dark Sunglasses” proves that Hynde can still write the three-minute hit single of old, filled with the kind of contempt that made her a compelling star from the opening bars of “Precious” all so long ago. Songs like “You’re the One,” “A Plan Too Far,” and “In a Miracle” let her voice do what it does best, while the closing soft-rock ballad “Adding the Blue” could be sung by no one else.

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