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The Pretty Reckless’ Death By Rock And Roll was the most downloaded album in the UK over the weekend

The Pretty Reckless are aiming for their highest-ever UK chart position this week with the awesome Death By Rock And Roll.

The midweek album charts are in, and The Pretty Reckless are currently placed at Number Four – their highest-ever UK position.

The band’s awesome 4/5‑rated Death By Rock And Roll was impressively the most downloaded record in the UK over the weekend following its release on Friday, and it currently sits behind Slowthai’s Tyron (Number One), Pale Waves’ Who Am I? (Number Two) and Foo Fighters’ latest effort Medicine At Midnight – which of course reached Number One on the week of release. Just behind The Pretty Reckless is David Bowie’s live album Look At The Moon! (Number Five).

Read this: Life After Death: How Taylor Momsen survived her downward spiral

As well as clearly proving a huge success among fans, Death By Rock And Roll is a hugely important LP for Taylor Momsen personally, too.

As cliché as it sounds, rock’n’roll saved my life,” she told Kerrang! recently. I don’t know where I’d be without it, or if we hadn’t made this album. I got to a place in my life where I really had to make a conscious decision: death or forward. Luckily I chose to move forward, and I credit music with that. The story is, things do get better. There is light at the end of the tunnel if you want to see it.”

Speaking of how it came together, the musician revealed, I didn’t have to try to write this album. As a writer, inspiration is something that you always struggle to find, whereas for this record, I had an influx of inspiration whether I wanted it or not. It was this brick that slammed me in the face and went, Here. Here, Taylor. You want something to write about? Here.’ So I didn’t have to try to write it, it kind of just poured out of me in a way that I can’t really describe. 

We had to start from scratch again, in a way. We’d never made an album without Kato [Khandwala, the band’s late producer] before. We lost everything, so we had to really start again from the beginning and learn how to rebuild – both as individuals and together. And I think that that is this weird blessing and curse.”

Posted on February 16th 2021, 2:03p.m.
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