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Whip It On
     

Whip It On

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by The Raveonettes
 

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Danish duo the Raveonettes strike a slick pose on their debut EP, Whip It On. It's a slinky post-punk mix recorded entirely in B-flat minor while each song thrives on only three chords. Minimalist and stylish, Whip It On doesn't go for the grandiosity of the Strokes and

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Danish duo the Raveonettes strike a slick pose on their debut EP, Whip It On. It's a slinky post-punk mix recorded entirely in B-flat minor while each song thrives on only three chords. Minimalist and stylish, Whip It On doesn't go for the grandiosity of the Strokes and the White Stripes. The Raveonettes are ambitious in their own way, and it works brilliantly. Debut single "Attack of the Ghost Riders" glides with an extraterrestrial flair, Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner's wispy vocals surfing along momentous percussion. The high-speed garage-y "Do You Believe Her" shimmies with a darker posture, but that's exactly what the Raveonettes are going for. Whip It On is basically a soundtrack album, a film noir storybook of eight solid tracks blazing with attitude. "Cops on Our Tail" is nonchalant in a vexed moment, but never cavalier. Whip It On is a decent look at what the Raveonettes are capable of, certainly an honest effort, but more impressive in the sense that they're rock & roll antagonists.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Jon Pareles
[The Raveonettes] cling to their formula like barnacles on a pier. Luckily, it's a great formula.
Billboard - Adrian Zupp
The Raveonettes will get you dancing and brooding at the same time.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998702820
catalogNumber:
87028

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Whip It On 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hurry up, don't wait... this absolutely has to be yours!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the headline says the most. This danish band that seems to come out of nowhere brings the best debut cd with them I´ve heard for years. Yes I dig it,like I know YOU will. I´ve been told you can download previews on their homepage if you haven´t got the guts to buy straight away. But hey - that´s just a waste of time. Go buy it, you will thank yourself for the rest of your life! (or at least day...!!). Enjoy. Henner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never thought it possible. Wauv...The Raveonettes are, without a question, the best thing that has happened since The Velvets. Just plunge right into their cool universe, the almost noisy Film Noir vibes filled with chains, S/M, sexy criminals, unbelieveable...They are, without a doubt, the best band around!