Observator (CD)


The Raveonettes

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Amoeba Review

Brad Schelden, Hollywood 12/07/2012

It does sort of seem too soon for another album by my favorite band from Denmark. They were on a schedule of putting out an album every other year since 2003. But they had just released Raven In The Grave last year, which I think was one of their best. But they have put out another great album just a year later. These guys also sound like they are stuck in the '90s. But in a good way. I love them and would be happy if they put out an album ever single year.


09/11/2012

After spending the better part of a decade producing huge, wall-of-sound, Jesus & Mary Chain-style guitar noise, The Raveonettes continue the scaling back of their sound begun on the darker, unfairly maligned Raven in the Grave on Observator. Though it still eschews the campiness that marked much of The Raveonettes earlier work, Observator is a sunnier affair than Raven, full of sparkling guitarwork and Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo’s twinlike melodies. The beginning songs on Observator sound like a back-to-basics approach to their sound, Buddy Holly melodies over tinny beats, but the Ride-like rush of “Sinking With the Sun” and lovelorn single “She Owns the Street” display an interest in jangle pop, without as much of the shoegaze sheen the band used to coat their songs with. This is a more melody-focused rendition of The Raveonettes’ sound, and thus its emotional quality comes through more clearly. Observator’s noise-flecked pop in songs like the glorious closer “Till the End” relay a lonely sense of wonderment, like staring at the stars alone.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Young And Cold
The Raveonettes 03:21
2.
Observations
The Raveonettes 04:30
3.
Curse The Night
The Raveonettes 03:21
4.
The Enemy
The Raveonettes 03:40
5.
Sinking With The Sun
The Raveonettes 03:32
6.
She Owns The Streets
The Raveonettes 03:02
7.
Downtown
The Raveonettes 02:49
8.
You Hit Me (I'm Down)
The Raveonettes 03:45
9.
Till The End
The Raveonettes 03:17

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