Editors’ Notes After losing guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and bassist Pete Farndon to drug-related deaths, a sobered Pretenders returned to the spotlight with Learning to Crawl. Chrissie Hynde turned her distinctive contralto to sentimental songs, both romantic and reflective, that retained her trademark, clear-eyed bravado. Poignant singles like the shimmering love song "Show Me" and the rueful "Back on the Chain Gang" meshed perfectly with attitude-driven rockers "Middle of the Road" and "My City Was Gone."

SONG
Middle of the Road
1
4:15
 
Back On the Chain Gang
2
3:51
 
Time the Avenger
3
4:55
 
Watching the Clothes
4
2:53
 
Show Me
5
4:08
 
Thumbelina
6
3:17
 
My City Was Gone
7
5:24
 
Thin Line Between Love and Hate
8
3:44
 
I Hurt You
9
4:39
 
2000 Miles
10
3:37