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The Raveonettes - In and Out of Control

The Raveonettes
In and Out of Control

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With uber-dark lyrics set to cloying melodies, The Raveonettes are the Roxette of the Underworld.

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People who know my taste in music well know that I have a soft spot for artists that provide a dichotomy between upbeat or poppy music with dark lyrics (New Order, The Faint), or pop melodies laid over dark music (The Black Keys).

The Raveonettes take this to the extreme on their new album, a collection of pop songs about drugs, suicide and rape, highly produced and often catchy before you are aware of the dark lyrical content, which makes a song about a breakup seem trite (Gone Forever).

At times the melodies are cloying (Bang!), but at their best they temper that (Last Dance), then find a space somewhere closer to BRMC (Heart of Stone).

Although they’ve been around since 2002, it’s only now that it dawned on me: The Raveonettes are the Roxette of the Underworld.

Haiku:
Cloying melodies/
Of drugs, suicide and rape/
Sing The Raveonettes

Haiku:
On their new album/
The Raveonettes are Roxette/
Of the Underworld

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