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4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
Texfan ,

Very underrated

Pay no mind to the nonsense All Music Guide review. "Packed" may not be the Pretenders' strongest album, but I'm pretty sure it's my favorite. It'd be my favorite if for nothing else than the "demand the impossible" bridge on "When Will I See You." But "Sense of Purpose," "Let's Make a Pact," "Never Do That," "Millionaires, "Criminal" and "Hold a Candle to This" all stand up very well next to any of the greatest hits or standout album tracks off the early albums. If you're looking for Chrissie Hynde & Co. to rock out on every track, you'd best look elsewhere. But if you appreciate great melodies and well-constructed songs that reward repeated listens, "Packed" is stacked.

a deferrer ,

Better than its reputation

The mixing of Chrissie’s voice with the guitar on “Never Do That” is one of those Pretenders’ moments that kills me (think “Day after Day”, “Jealous Dogs” or “Cuban Slide”). Chrissie’s voice fits perfectly with the reggae moments and both her rants and optimism work for me on this one.

JWP BASS ,

Chrissy Hynde solo

Great solo album.

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