Label: Goin Down
On Going to Hell, The Pretty Reckless' sophomore album, singer and guitarist Taylor Momsen once again lets listeners know just how deeply stained her soul is from sex, drugs and rock and roll. "For the laws that I break, I'm going to hell," she howls on the title track, sounding like a cross between Joan Jett and Ian Astbury. Unlike many of their "active rock" peers, the band keeps things lean and sharp, with an emphasis on snarling riffs and battering-ram grooves. "F*cked Up World" and "Heaven Knows" both are highlights showing off The Pretty Reckless' love for glam stomp and bubblegum hooks.