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The Pretenders: Pretenders II

Van Gosse, The Village Voice, 12 August 1981

THIS IS NO FUN. Raves for faves are love letters in the sand. Shoveling poseurs onto the garbage heap is heartwarming. But soaking up and detailing the egregious crapulence of a record by people you respect is depressing.

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