The Raveonettes, 'In and Out of Control' (Vice)

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In and Out of Control
Critical Mass
Label: Vice

by Stacey Anderson

Four albums in, this nourish duo are still unwavering in their approach: Chilly, disturbing lyrics emerge from a dense fog of blissful Spector harmonies and squalling Jesus and Mary Chain surf and strings. Only now, those lyrics are more bizarre, like a Danish-to-English translation gone awry -- when Sharin Foo sings "Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed)" with the blithe reductionism of a grocery list, it's more insipid than provocative. Otherwise, their sneaky cynicism has gotten even more hummable: "Oh, I Buried You Today" and "D.R.U.G.S." are particularly propulsive in their surliness.

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