Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm

I’m willing to bet that the majority of reviews for Chrissie Hynde’s Stockholm will spend a fair amount of time going on about how this is her first solo album. Technically it isn’t, but of course, that also depends on how you define a solo album. Conventional wisdom has come to define a Chrissie Hynde solo album as one with no original surviving Pretenders (i.e., Martin Chambers), and if that is true, then Stockholm would be her third solo album after 1990’s Packed! and 2008’s Break Up the Concrete, both billed as the Pretenders. Since the crediting of the former to the Pretenders was more out of contractual obligation, it could easily be argued that Hynde’s actual solo debut arrived nearly 25 years ago. So, let’s just call this what it is: Chrissie Hynde’s first album under her own name.

Release Date
June 10, 2014
Caroline Records
digital, vinyl, cd
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