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Lust Lust Lust
The Raveonettes
Lust Lust Lust
Genres: Alternative Rock, International Music, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

This Danish duo have re-emerged with an album that perfectly distills the band's 60s noir-pop songcraft and fuzz-guitar clamor into a melodic, sensuous voyage through the layers of desire. Showcasing a broader stylistic pa...  more »


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All Artists: The Raveonettes
Title: Lust Lust Lust
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vice Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 2/19/2008
Genres: Alternative Rock, International Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 883888000221


Product Description
This Danish duo have re-emerged with an album that perfectly distills the band's 60s noir-pop songcraft and fuzz-guitar clamor into a melodic, sensuous voyage through the layers of desire. Showcasing a broader stylistic pallete and a newly cinematic sense of drama, on "Lust Lust Lust", the band retains the unique, compelling combination of sexy pop songs and rock 'n' roll urgency that have made them critics' darlings. Features two North America-only bonus tracks. Vinyl includes a bonus 7-inch and full digital album download. Already dubbed "one of the first great new albums coming out in 2008" - The Tripwire.

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CD Reviews

A dark and dirty collection of spanking electro fuzz combine
starschaser | Boston, MA | 06/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This Danish band - the duo of Sune Rose Wagner (on guitar, instruments and vocals) and Sharin Foo (on bass and vocals) - were much hyped on their arrival in 2002 when they released an album built entirely around the key of B- flat minor.

Freed from their major label deal with Sony and now released on UK indie label Fierce Panda, The Raveonettes, bring the distinctly different sounds of their previous two albums together on this their third CD which makes a strong case for lower recording budgets.

"Lust Lust Lust" combines their electro-fuzz sound, close harmony and a more mature set of songs.

Despite the album being (self) recorded without live drums or bass, the feel is not minimal.

Sharin Foo, the lead singer, has been called one of the hottest women in rock and she sustains the interest in what is effectively a set of demos pretty well.

Making music as dark, fuzzed-up and shimmering as the Velvet Underground, Jesus and Mary Chain, Lush and Suicide, this shoddy set of demos is nonetheless their most exciting collection, with tunes such as "Blush" and "You Want the Candy".

There are a few more notes explored here but The Raveonettes' song structure is still a simple one (layers of guitar noise plus pounding drums and sweet vocals).

It works a treat on the nice "Hallucinations" and the rather predictable "Blush", which are both wonderful 60s pop songs cut through with chiming, discordant, ear-piercing feedback, while "The Beat Dies" is pure Twin Peaks camp.

Though things pall a bit towards the end, there's enough bad-dream melodrama to keep it going until then.

The line "I fell in love in heaven to be with you in hell" typifies the album's doomed-lovers theme in the droning, hypnotic song "Lust", and the eastern-influenced "Aly Walk with Me" is as queasy as it's pretty.

With its themes of death, sex and desire, this is the perfect alt-rock soundtrack for fatalist bikers.

Standout Tracks : "Aly Walk With Me" and "You Want The Candy"."
Their Best...
Brad | 03/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really liked "Chain Gang Of Love," but the next two releases from the Raveonettes, while having their good moments, weren't enough to keep me very interested in them.

So after fearing we had another Euro version of Franz Ferdinand on our hands, LLL restores my faith in the duo.

They've created a very catchy, moody but mood netural, atmospheric bunch of songs, resembling the kind of evolution many probably had hoped for from them.

LLL is consistent and every song is memorable, well written and produced, reflecting a variety of influences...from the Beach Boys, Rock a billy, 60's psychedlic pop to the Jesus And Mary Chain. The first 5 tracks could all be singles.

A very nice surprise from the Raveonettes' return to the Indie labels, excellent. Lots of nice guitar progessions with a softer drum and bass sound, and their typical mix of 60's psychedlia, early 80's new wave beat, and distorted guitar.

The 5 star rating is relative to the Raveonettes. It's their best in my opinion, it deserves the high 5.

Jason Harrington | | 03/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After having the contents of their entire tour van stolen, Sharin Foo and Sun Rose Wagner have decided to abandon the amps-turned-off feel of "Pretty in Black," and instead have returned with new gear to fix what was wrong with "Chain Gang of Love," as well as deliver a longer playing equivalent to "Whip it On," all in one fail swoop. This album plays like everything that was ever good about this group, washing over the listener in waves of blistery feedback and static. The male & female vocals are now perfectly steam pressed together into a creepy androgynous blend, and the tender moments of "Pretty in Black" are now once again awash in the harsh noise of "Whip it On." This is by far their best work to date, and also their most defining. Although die-hard fans always knew what they were all about, this makes it crystal clear, and justifies them as a force to be reckoned with against comparisons to Jesus and Mary Chain, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth & My Bloody Valentine. By the end of the first song "Ally Walk With Me" you should know what you got yourself into: New York numb, 50's noir, and desert twang tornados, staring you down and approaching like a zombie army."