Chain Gang of Love

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Chain Gang of Love
Raveonettes - Chain Gang Of Love.jpg
Studio album by The Raveonettes
Released August 25, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Garage rock, noise pop, indie rock[1]
Length 33:08
Label Columbia
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: August 18, 2003[2]
  2. "Heartbreak Stroll"
    Released: February 17, 2004[3]
  3. "Remember"
    Released: Promo Only[4]

Chain Gang of Love is debut studio 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
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[9]
Alternative Press4/5[10]
Blender4/5 stars[11]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[12]
The Guardian2/5 stars[13]
Pitchfork7.1/10[5]
Q4/5 stars[14]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[15]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[16]

Chain Gang of Love 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".[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sune Rose Wagner, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Remember" 2:41
2."That Great Love Sound"Richard Gottehrer, Wagner3:16
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 Petrusich, Amanda (13 November 2003). "The Raveonettes: Chain Gang of Love". Pitchfork. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chain Gang of Love Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Chain Gang Of Love". Acharts.us. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Chain Gang of Love by The Raveonettes". Metacritic. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "The Chain Gang of Love – The Raveonettes". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Raveonettes: Chain Gang of Love". Alternative Press (182): 116. September 2003. 
  11. ^ Power, Tony (September 2003). "The Raveonettes: Chain Gang Of Love". Blender (19): 128. Archived from the original on 20 February 2004. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  12. ^ Hermes, Will (5 September 2003). "Chain Gang of Love". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  13. ^ Peschek, David (15 August 2003). "The Raveonettes: Chain Gang of Love". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  14. ^ "The Raveonettes: Chain Gang of Love". Q (September 2003): 109. 206. 
  15. ^ Levy, Joey (18 September 2003). "The Raveonettes: Chain Gang Of Love". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 16 April 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  16. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (6 September 2003). "The Raveonettes: Chain Gang of Love". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "The Raveonettes - Chain Gang of Love (Bonus Version)". Retrieved 2011-12-12.