Pretty in Black

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Pretty in Black
Studio album by The Raveonettes
Released May 3, 2005 (U.S.)
July 25, 2005 (UK)
Genre Indie rock[1]
Length 44:20
Label Columbia Records
Producer Sune Rose Wagner and Richard Gottehrer
The Raveonettes chronology
Chain Gang of Love
Pretty in Black
Lust Lust Lust
Singles from Pretty in Black
  1. "Ode to L.A."
    Released: May 9, 2005[2]
  2. "Love in a Trashcan"
    Released: July 11, 2005[3]

Pretty in Black is the second album by The Raveonettes. The album includes guest appearances by Maureen Tucker (Velvet Underground), Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes), and Martin Rev (Suicide).


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[5]
The A.V Club 4/5 stars[6]
NME (8/10)[7]
No Ripcord 5/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[9]
Playlouder 4.5/5 stars[10]
PopMatters (7/10)[11]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[12]
Uncut (magazine) 4/5 stars[13]

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 74, based on 26 reviews, which indicates "Generally favorable reviews".[14]

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Length
1. "The Heavens"   3:55
2. "Seductress of Bums"   3:50
3. "Love in a Trashcan"   2:52
4. "Sleepwalking"   3:29
5. "Uncertain Times"   3:58
6. "My Boyfriend's Back" (Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein & Richard Gottehrer) 2:39
7. "Here Comes Mary"   3:02
8. "Red Tan"   3:48
9. "Twilight"   3:36
10. "Somewhere in Texas"   4:28
11. "You Say You Lie"   2:56
12. "Ode to L.A."   3:18
13. "If I Was Young"   2:46