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Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude. Although Chrissie Hynde establishes herself as a forceful and distinctively feminine songwriter, the record isn't a singer/songwriter's tour de force – it's a rock & roll album, powered by a unique and aggressive… read more



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  • Avatar for unhillbilly
    Just revisited and so glad to do so.
  • Avatar for Runoflife
    A very intresting album, probably their best.
  • Avatar for temujin1234
    This is a lot better than I remember...
  • Avatar for GaryExo
    What is all this "The Pretenders" nonsense? "The" is nowhere to be found on this album.
  • Avatar for zeppyfish
    From the vinyl liner notes: "This album has a longer running time than most average LP's therefore to achieve maximum effect PLAY THIS ALBUM LOUD."
  • Avatar for EMartins11
    The Audio Fidelity Gold CD is amazing! Great album.
  • Avatar for Costelongue
    Marrying punk, pop, rock in such a brilliant way. The jewel thet everybody should have listened to one time at least.
  • Avatar for Klaryssah
    Great Album .
  • Avatar for prominence_la
    Oh yeah, killer album, alright...but, uh, "downhill", Mr. Stretchead? Aren't you forgetting Learning to Crawl?
  • Avatar for Stretchead
    Yep, this is certainly a fantastic LP but unfortunately it did go downhill from this. Shame that some recordings are not from the original version though- typical for lastfm

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