Think of this long awaited studio album as if it were the first Pretenders record: musical turf that's defined by attitude, lyrical and melodic mastery, and the unexpected...and Chrissie Hynde's voice as you've always known it. "Break Up The Concrete" is an authentic slice of rock Americana, ranging from blistering punk to the most delicate storytelling as told by the queen of rock royalty herself.
"Best album of 2008 there isn't a a single bad track on the country-tinged Break UP the Concrete. Chrissie Hynde is as in-your-face as ever but there's a glint of humor here that I don't remember Also, the best song I heard all year is on this record: "Love's A Mystery." --Stephen King from Entertainment Weekly