Pretty in Black

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Pretty in Black
Studio album by
Released3 May 2005 (U.S.)
25 July 2005 (UK)
GenreIndie rock[1]
ProducerSune Rose Wagner, Richard Gottehrer
The Raveonettes chronology
Chain Gang of Love
Pretty in Black
Lust Lust Lust
Singles from Pretty in Black
  1. "Ode to L.A."
    Released: 9 May 2005[2]
  2. "Love in a Trashcan"
    Released: 11 July 2005[3]

Pretty in Black is the second studio album by The Raveonettes. The album includes guest appearances by Maureen Tucker (The Velvet Underground), Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes), and Martin Rev (Suicide).


Professional ratings
Review scores
Alternative Press[5]
The A.V.Club[6]
No Ripcord[8]
Pitchfork Media(6.8/10)[9]
Rolling Stone[12]
Uncut (magazine)[13]

The album received generally positive reviews upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 74, based on 26 reviews, which indicates "Generally favorable reviews".[14]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Sune Rose Wagner, except where noted.

1."The Heavens" 3:55
2."Seductress of Bums" 3:50
3."Love in a Trashcan" 2:52
4."Sleepwalking" 3:29
5."Uncertain Times" 3:58
6."My Boyfriend's Back"Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer2:39
7."Here Comes Mary" 3:02
8."Red Tan" 3:48
9."Twilight" 3:36
10."Somewhere in Texas" 4:28
11."You Say You Lie" 2:56
12."Ode to L.A." 3:18
13."If I Was Young" 2:46
Limited edition digital bonus tracks[15]
14."Black Wave"4:24
15."I Wanna Be Taken"3:05
16."Be My Sunshine"3:05
17."Railroad Tracks"2:21
UK bonus tracks[16]
14."I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"Hank Williams2:54
15."Everyday"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty2:54
16."Black Wave" 4:24
17."I Wanna Be Taken" 3:03


  1. ^ "The Raveonettes - A Class Act". Clash. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "The Raveonettes - Ode to L.A. - Single". Retrieved 2011-12-12.
  3. ^ "The Raveonettes - Love in a Trashcan - Single". Retrieved 2011-12-12.
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ "Pretty In Black by The Raveonettes". Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  6. ^ "The A.V. Club review". Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  7. ^ "The Raveonettes : Pretty In Black". NME. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  8. ^ No Ripcord review Archived 2006-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Pitchfork Media review Archived 2008-07-06 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Playlouder review". Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Music Reviews, Features, Essays, News, Columns, Blogs, MP3s and Videos - PopMatters". Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Album Reviews". Retrieved 24 September 2016.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Pretty In Black by The Raveonettes". Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Pretty in Black Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More at Metacritic". Retrieved 2011-12-12.
  15. ^ "The Raveonettes - Chain Gang of Love (With Download Card)". Retrieved 2011-12-12.
  16. ^ "The Raveonettes - Pretty in Black (Bonus Version)". Retrieved 2011-12-12.
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