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Customer Reviews

This album came out in 1986 for future reference

The Pretenders were one of the most unique bands of all time. Fronted by Chrissie Hynde, who had one of the most unique voices in rock n roll history. While some may be fooled that this is a new album it is not, but a new remastered version of a Pretenders classic. While the Pretenders aren't what the kids are listening to today, the kids should. They blended a fundamental rock n roll sound with the sounds of the new wave eighties to perfection. Give this music a chance. This is rock n roll.

This is NOT a new album

Music Man was incorrect in his review. This not a new album, it is simply remastered from 1986. This music should be listened to by young folks because it contains rock basics and real instruments. Chrissie Hynde sang these songs with heart.

Bad Pretenders still better than "good" other artists

This is the re-release of "Get Close" which marked a transitional period for the Pretenders; from seminal new-wave/rock band to pseudo-soul pop. There are a couple of real embarrassments on this album such as "How Much Did You Get" and "Dance" but taken as a whole, there are far more "keepers", such as "Chill Factor" and "Room Full of Mirrors".


Formed: 1978 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Over the years, the Pretenders became a vehicle for guitarist/vocalist Chrissie Hynde's songwriting, yet it was a full-fledged band when it was formed in the late '70s. With their initial records, the group crossed the bridge between punk/new wave and Top 40 pop more than any other band, recording a series of hard, spiky singles that were also melodic and immediately accessible. Hynde was an invigorating, sexy singer who bent the traditional male roles of rock & roll to her own liking, while guitarist...
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