The Raveonettes - 'Observator'

Adorable yet chilling laments from the Danish pair

Last time Danish pairing Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner really demanded our attention was with 2003’s stomporific ‘That Great Love Sound’. Since then they’ve released five albums of fuzzed-up beat pop, but only now reconnect to the zeitgeist with this dusky sixth album, drenched in drugs, drunks and delicious degradations. Inspired by Wagner’s back injury, drug binges and clinical depression, the influence of Chairlift, Warpaint, Alt-J and The xx all subliminally creep into adorable but chilling laments on dying young (‘Young And Cold’) and wrecked romances (‘Observations’, ‘You Hit Me (I’m Down)’).

Mark Beaumont
8 / 10

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