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Chrissie Hynde: Kansas City - 16 November 2014

Chrissie Hynde’s stout-hearted, superb Kansas City show made a Sunday feel like a wild Saturday night. It’s no mystery as to why Chrissie Hynde still has skin in this rock and roll game.

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Counterbalance No. 161: 'Pretenders'

The 161st most acclaimed album of all time is going to use its arms. It’s going to use its legs. It’s going to use its style. It’s going to use its sidestep. A New Wave statement of purpose is this week's Counterbalance.

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A Holiday Mix Tape, YouTube Style

Who hasn’t sat through those holiday parties with the cozy but yawn inducing classics of Burl Ives playing ad nauseam? I can help with that.

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Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...

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The Pretenders

Even after nearly three decades of success and universally regarded status as a rock icon, Chrissie Hynde is still the same authentic rock chick, guitar slung near her waist, peering out behind thick bangs and thicker eyeliner.

Nick D'Amore
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The Pretenders: Break Up the Concrete

An album that paradoxically feels like a return to roots and yet is like nothing else in the band's catalog.

David Pyndus
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The Pretenders: Pretenders

One of the best one-two punches in rock and roll gets the well-earned deluxe treatment.

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The Pretenders

The phrases 'punk' and 'oldies' mix about as well as chocolate cake and mayonnaise. Maybe that's why Chrissie Hynde won't stand still.

Lou Friedman
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The Pretenders: The Pretenders Greatest Hits [DVD]

While the Pretenders admittedly aren't saving the world, in High Fidelity Nick Hornby suggested that some people might be able to extract the meaning of life from one of their chord changes.

Jon Langmead
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