|1. Lie To Me|
|3. You Know Who Your Friends Are|
|4. Complex Person|
|5. Fools Must Die|
|6. Kinda Nice, I Like It|
|7. Nothing Breaks Like A Heart|
|8. I Should Of|
|9. Clean Up Woman|
|10. The Losing|
|11. Saving Grace|
|12. Walk Like A Panther|
Chrissie Hynde very rarely loses her cool, but on Loose Screw, the Pretenders' first studio album since 1999's Viva el Amour, she lets her anger and sense of betrayal rip, no doubt fueled by her recent break-up with her husband, Colombian sculptor Lucho Brieva. Hynde sinks her teeth into her material from the angular, anxious first cut, snarling her way through "Lie to Me," a play-by-play account of marital discord and emotional treachery. The CD is almost a song cycle centering around heartbreak, as Hynde moves on to self-recrimination ("Complex Person"), explicit pain ("I Should Of"), poetic sadness ("Nothing Breaks Like a Heart"), and revenge ("Fools Must Die"), showing more naked vulnerability than she has in her entire career. But before you get worried that this steely rock goddess is losing her edge, she emerges with teeth bared in a cover of Jarvis Cocker's sultry sexual challenge, "Walk Like a Panther." Seldom do you get to see an artist exorcise her pain in public with such poise and fearlessness. Pretender guitarist Adam Seymour cowrote most of the songs with Hynde, but that's not the only place where his talents lie. His subtle and understated guitar work is a perfect foil for Hynde. --Jaan Uhelszki --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
this album is really good. it may not rock as hard as Pretenders two, but they cant help it that the guitarist musicians tragically died.
I love her lyrics. Read more
She REALLY loses it here. There is only one catchy song on this release, and that's, "You Know Who Your Friends Are" which finds Chrissie is one of her rare, humorous... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004
Some rock stars grow old gracefully and continue to make essential music, and some just grow old. With Loose Screw, Chrissie Hynde is definitely in the latter camp. Read morePublished on May 29 2003 by Jev
I've been an on again/off again fan of The Pretenders
music since I first heard it, especially Chrissie Hynde's
vocals, always thought she was one of the best... Read more
I've been a Pretenders fan since 1980 and since then have marveled at Chrissie Hynde's ability to channel fury and hurt into one of two extremes. Read morePublished on March 19 2003 by "merleskaya"
To compare Loose Screw to other Pretender albums or other artists is insane. Listen to the music, feel the music, jump, bike, relax, chill, run, etc. Don't analyze it. Read morePublished on March 13 2003 by SG Floyd
Not worth the money.... This CD is so bad I'd rather listen to someone scratch a chalkboard or the dentist drill my teeth.Published on March 4 2003
With over twenty years plus since the debut Pretenders album, Chrissie Hynde proves on "Loose Screw" that she still has the same drive and fire that made the original Pretender... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2003 by Michael Behuniak