Monday, June 30, 2014
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: CHRISSIE HYNDE - STOCKHOLM
Your Or No One gets the softer pop side of Hynde out of the way at the start, with a big sound on the chorus and her nicest coo, with that little warble she does. The production has a bit of Spector to it, and if this was 1985, it would put her right back in the Top Ten. Then we get to some meat, with a classic Chrissie put down of a middle-aged hipster trying to surround himself with cool, on Dark Sunglasses. Down The Wrong Way sees Hynde use a guest star perfectly, with Neil Young contributing the lead guitar all the way through, sounding just like electric Neil Young, in a brilliant cameo. In A Miracle is a dark ballad, reflecting Hynde's ongoing belief in the chance of true love. But don't expect a softhearted romance; on Sweet Nuthin', she reminds "Don't you be such a baby/man up to me..". Tough talkin', tough rockin', the way you want a Chrissie Hynde album.