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There's only one way to rock-- as if your life depended on it. S-K makes this clear on the first track, the aural equivalent of crawling out of one's own skin. "Turn It On" chugs along to a nervous-breakdown climax, and just when you think the singer might actually lose her sanity-- "do i sound crazy?/ well i just might"-- it's all suddenly over. The twin guitars of "Heart Factory" mimic heavy industry. A common criticism of this album is that the lyrics are weak. The music does most of the talking anyway, so who's not listening? "Little Babies" is a delicious slice of Sleater humor... hey, once you've sliced & diced the world to bloody bits, what can you say but "dum dum dee dee dee dum dum dee dum do?" Even the Go-Go's are welcome at this party!
So many great artists aren't properly appreciated until they're a historical footnote. Sleater-Kinney is a band that matters. Don't wait for the world to catch on-- just buy the damn albums.
And boy, am I glad I did. Time Magazine actually got it right! These are intelligent, sexy, talented women who have put together an album that is not quite as overtly political as Le Tigre or Bikini Kill, but nevertheless, they make their general disposition quite clear. They manage to turn love songs into feminist manifestos that are quite a bit more poetic and musical than something you might expect from bands that more clearly advertise their feminism.
This album's best songs are the more personal, "One More Hour" is a good example, where Corin Tucker can truly show off her vocal range, a talent usually wasted on more diluted genres. "Turn It On" is probably the best song lyrically, almost indescribable in content; but the tone is clearly one of deep anger and resentment...at some person...or thing? I don't know, and it doesn't matter.
And that is truly the strength of this album...its emotion. I highly recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After falling in love with the energy and lyrics of their new album No Cities To Love, I listened to a few of their other albums online. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Deuce
When drummer Janet Weiss joined singer-guitarist Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein on the groups third LP, a riot-grrrl force of nature became one of the world's most potent rock... Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by socalbiga
This is not the album review - it's great and everyone should at listen listen to it! I had problem with some of the mp3 files playing on my old-school 5.5th generation iPod. Read morePublished on December 18, 2013 by Mikhail Mokeyev
This album makes me want to thrash around in a mosh pit. Driving, rocking, hopping, all of these things. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by M