Pretenders: The Isle of View (1995)

pretenders isle of view

By Scott Goldfine

With “The Isle of View,” Chrissie Hynde and her band join the scores of acts who are rediscovering the virtues of acoustic instruments. Recorded live in London with a string quartet backup, this disc’s 14 songs include provocative reworkings of his such as “Brass in Pocket” and more obscure items such as a cover of Ray Davies’ “I Go to Sleep.”

It’s Hynde’s most engaging work in years.

GRADE: B

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