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Hate for Sale

The Pretenders

Hate for Sale

Eleventh studio album from Chrissie Hynde's band produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Kaiser Chiefs, The Courteeners)

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  1. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Hate For Sale is surely one of the best albums this legendary band has produced
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  2. 8.0 |   The FT

    True to form, but remarkably fresh
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  3. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    These songs have the crackling energy and throbbing passion of the finest Pretenders music
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    With its bright shiny sonics buffed by Blur/Smiths producer Stephen Street, it ranks up there with the best of the early Pretenders albums. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Few Pretenders albums have honoured the classic line-up's template so faithfully or successfully as Hate For Sale. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Chrissie Hynde and co make it sound oh-so easy on the band’s 11th studio album
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    As certifiable members of rock royalty, the Pretenders hit all the right notes with this latest entry to their expansive catalogue
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  8. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The legendary act continue to evolve and grow with their first new record in four years
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Returns her to the totemic sounds of the early Pretenders albums, trusted and familiar territories. Print edition only

  10. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    Chrissie Hynde brings back some old bandmates for a brisk record that acknowledges The Pretenders are best when they’re direct and unadorned
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  11. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Does this album have anything new to say? Not so much. And so what? It’s a fun, melodic, and memorable listen
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  12. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The new wave pioneers don’t stray far from their foundations on their 11th record, but that’s okay
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