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The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For

★★
The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For
Published: 8:00 pm, October 20, 2016
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Label: Razor & Tie
Released: 21st October 2016

Rating: ★★[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]The Pretty Reckless wanted to make a classic rock record without limitation and it takes just a few seconds of the sultry piano opening of ‘The Walls are Closing In (Hangman)’ to see that their new take on the genre is anything other than expected.

‘Oh My God’ is hazy and snarly, ‘Prisoner’ has a low key attitude to it – the album trundles along with the occasional burst of energy. The more laid back the vibe, the more the words jump out, someone “begging please” and being “on their knees”. A lot of the crispest lyrics can be predicted, where it’s easy to wonder where you’ve heard many of the songs before. It doesn’t feel quite theirs.

‘Who You Selling For’ isn’t bad. It’s in fact fine. Resoundingly fine. ‘Wild City’ tries to throw a little funk in proceedings, ‘The Devil’s Back’ is a lethargic seven minute track full of slide guitar and twangs, where ‘Already Dead’ proves that acoustics can have a little oomph and ‘Living in the Storm’ heaps more attitude into one vocal snarl from Taylor than has been present most of the album.

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