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Judging by the title of this album and the great lyrics of the title song (which celebrate a life of solitude), one might think that Chrissie Hynde recorded Alone all on her own. Though she’s the only Pretenders holdover from days gone by, there’s a very solid supporting cast backing her here. Fellow Akron, OH native Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) produced this album and the backing musicians include Duane Eddy on the track “Never Be Together.” Though it all sounds great on paper, it never really gets off the ground after that fabulous title track. Shuffling between mostly mid-tempo material and the occasional ballad, Hynde is in fine voice here. However, much of the material is unmemorable, making this feel longer than the album’s 46-minute running time. (

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October 25th 2016

What the fucking idiot the author of this review is. its unbelievable how that stupid and incompetent person even get this job at the first place. You really need to start searching for new job because in terms of intellect and musical taste to put it mildly you didn’t necessarily fly. Concerning the album I feel like need to give this album justice instead of this retarded reviewer.  Shortly : The album is great. It’s the sound of vintage rock’n'roll mixed with Muscle Shoals sound and R&B. Auerbach surprising production fits perfectly with Chryssie gorgeous voice and it all translates into this glorious musical album. By the way Matthew you’re fucking embarassment and I’m really sorry for you!