Chain Gang of Love

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Chain Gang of Love
Studio album by The Raveonettes
Released August 25, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Garage rock, noise pop, indie rock[1]
Length 33:08
Label Columbia Records
Producer Richard Gottehrer, Sune Rose Wagner
The Raveonettes chronology
Whip It On
(2002)
Chain Gang of Love
(2003)
Pretty in Black
(2005)
Singles from Chain Gang of Love
  1. "That Great Love Sound"
    Released: March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)[2]
  2. "Heartbreak Stroll"
    Released: February 17, 2004 (2004-02-17)[3]
  3. "Remember"
    Released: Promo Only[4]

Chain Gang of Love is first full-length album by the Danish rock duo, The Raveonettes. The album was released in 2003 by Sony Records and was co-produced by Richard Gottehrer, who had previously worked on hit albums by Blondie, the Go-Go's and Richard Hell & the Voidoids.[5] All of the songs, but two, are under 3 minutes long and are written in the key of B flat major; a concept similar to their previous record, Whip It On, whose tracks had a similar length and were written in the key of B flat minor.

The album peaked at #123 in the U.S. charts and at #43 in the UK.[6][7]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[8]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[9]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10)[5]
Playlouder 7/10 stars[10]
Q 4/5 stars[11]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars [13]
Stylus B−[14]
Yahoo! Music 8/10 stars[15]

The album received generally positive reviews upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, based on 21 reviews, which indicates "Generally favorable reviews".[16]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Sune Rose Wagner, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Remember"   2:41
2. "That Great Love Sound" (Gottehrer, Wagner) 3:16
3. "Noisy Summer"   2:24
4. "The Love Gang"   2:16
5. "Let's Rave On"   1:55
6. "Dirty Eyes (Sex Don't Sell)"   2:26
7. "Love Can Destroy Everything"   2:54
8. "Heartbreak Stroll"   2:26
9. "Little Animal"   3:09
10. "Untamed Girls"   1:44
11. "Chain Gang of Love"   2:36
12. "The Truth About Johnny"   2:36
13. "New York Was Great"   2:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Raveonettes - A Class Act". Clash. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Raveonettes - That Great Love Sound - Single". Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  3. ^ "The Raveonettes - Heartbreak Stroll - Single". Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  4. ^ "The Raveonettes - Remember - Single". Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  5. ^ a b "The Raveonettes: Chain Gang of Love, Album Review, Pitchfork". Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Chain Gang of Love Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Chain Gang Of Love". Acharts.us. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Allmusic review
  9. ^ Consumer Guide
  10. ^ Playlouder review
  11. ^ Q review
  12. ^ Rolling Stone review
  13. ^ "Slant review". 
  14. ^ Stylus review
  15. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  16. ^ "Chain Gang of Love Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More at Metacritic". Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  17. ^ "The Raveonettes - Chain Gang of Love (Bonus Version)". Retrieved 2011-12-12.