It gets tagged "noise pop" and "new garage," but basically what Danish duo Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner, aka the Raveonettes, do on Whip It On is rehash '60s guitar pop—from California surf

It gets tagged "noise pop" and "new garage," but basically what Danish duo Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner, aka the Raveonettes, do on Whip It On is rehash '60s guitar pop—from California surf music to swingin' London to Stooges-era Detroit—and overlay it with a translucent sheet of new millennium emotional asphyxia. It's right there in the Searchers-meet-electro-discordance of the opening track "Attack of the Ghost Riders," the Ron Asheton-like guitar and distortion haze of "Veronica Fever," and the perfect-for-a-David-Lynch-movie morbidity of "Bowels of the Beast." But make no mistake, this exercise in sonic anachronism is exciting rock'n'roll in its own razor-blade-smile kind of way. And the vacant boy-girl dual vox would make Lou Reed smile. The Raveonettes will get you dancing and brooding at the same time.—AZ

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