Alone (The Pretenders album)

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Alone
The Pretenders Alone.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2016
Recorded2016
StudioEasy Eye Sound, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreRock
Length46:19
LabelBMG Rights Management
ProducerDan Auerbach
The Pretenders chronology
Break Up the Concrete
(2008)
Alone
(2016)

Alone is the tenth studio album by English-American rock band The Pretenders. The album was released on October 21, 2016, by BMG Rights Management.[1][2]

Chrissie Hynde is the only member of the band to appear on the album, with the backing band consisting of session musicians. The album is the band's second consecutive album not to include drummer Martin Chambers.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
American Songwriter3.5/5 stars[5]
Consequence of SoundB[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
The Independent4/5 stars[8]
The Observer3/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[10]

Alone received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77 based on 12 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Alone"Hynde, Dan Auerbach, Richard Swift3:49
2."Roadie Man" 3:54
3."Gotta Wait" 2:58
4."Never Be Together"Hynde, Björn Yttling, Fyfe Dangerfield4:01
5."Let's Get Lost"Hynde, Dave McCracken3:03
6."Chord Lord" 3:14
7."Blue Eyed Sky" 4:51
8."The Man You Are" 3:45
9."One More Day" 4:15
10."I Hate Myself"Hynde, Auerbach4:43
11."Death Is Not Enough"Marek Rymaszewski3:11
12."Holy Commotion" 4:12

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 107
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 113
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 198
Scottish Albums (OCC)[14] 31
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 40
US Billboard 200[16] 150

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alone by Pretenders on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. 2016-10-21. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  2. ^ Blistein, Jon (2016-09-08). "Pretenders Team With Dan Auerbach for New Album 'Alone'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Alone by Pretenders". Metacritic. 2016-10-21. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  4. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2016-10-21). "Alone - Pretenders | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  5. ^ Horowitz, Hal (2016-10-20). "The Pretenders: Alone". Americansongwriter.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  6. ^ Bray, Ryan (2016-10-18). "The Pretenders – Alone". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  7. ^ Caroline Sullivan. "Pretenders: Alone review – Chrissie Hynde still a magnificent one-off". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  8. ^ Andy Gill (2016-10-19). "Album reviews: Lady Gaga - Joanne, Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker, Pretenders - Alone, and more". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  9. ^ Kitty Empire (1970-01-01). "The Pretenders: Alone review – crunch, swing and one of rock's finest voices". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (2016-10-21). "Review: The Pretenders' 'Alone'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pretenders – Alone" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pretenders – Alone" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Pretenders – Alone". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  15. ^ "Pretenders | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  16. ^ "Pretenders Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2016.