Now I adore Whip It On but am still not convinced by their first few albums until In & Out Of Control and Raven In The Grave were released. The lacklustre overeliance on bubblegum was ditched for a slower, gothy sounds. Dense, knotty and seductive. Their new album, Observator builds on their past 2 albums with aplomb.
Reading some pieces about the album revealed that Sune Rose Wagner suffers from depression and you can certainly here it on this album as the sound continues to grow darker and droning pianos are added to the mix.
On the negative side the last few tracks dont quite carry on the high quality set down by the early tracks, with "Young And Cold" being a stunning album opener.
The Raveonettes are straying further away from their trademark "whiplash rock n roll" but their new sound is intoxicating.