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Live Through This

HoleAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 12, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: April 12, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Geffen
  • ASIN: B000003TAY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,004 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This whole album is filled with scathing fury, mostly directed at the impossible situation that confronts women when they are asked to be both wild sources of pleasure and unblemished mother figures. Live Through This uses the same recipe of punk and metal wrapped around pop melodies that made Nirvana so captivating, but Hole uses the methodology in a more conventional manner. The metal ingredient tends to dominate, perhaps because it's the simplest to master, and too often the album resembles early Heart or late Joan Jett--particularly when Courtney Love opens up with her big, wailing voice. Love externalizes her anger, blaming all her problems on the rest of the world. Self-confrontation makes for far more interesting songs. --Geoffrey Himes

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207 of 224 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Era defining album, Courtney's finest moment March 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Length: 2:34 Mins
It seemed that Live Through This was written specifically to address the tragedy of Kurt Cobain's suicide. Released only about a week after Cobain's death in April of 1994, such a perception was inevitable. It was the perception I had when I turned on MTV one day in early 1994 and saw Courtney dressed as a stripper in torn netted stockings, screaming at the camera, "Go on, take everything!" Over and over, like a chant, like a battle cry, but an odd one, one that called for victimization.

"That's that woman everyone hates!" I thought, astonished by her aggressive stance in light of the tragedy of Kurt's death and the resulting hatred hurled toward her. (In "Courtney Love: Queen of Noise" biographer Melissa Rossi writes that shortly after Kurt's death, Courtney was receiving hate mail from all over the world, some of it addressed simply to, "Courtney Love, Seattle, Washington.")

It was at that moment that I fell in love with Courtney. I felt she had a right to yell, to scream that everything had been taken from her, so much so that she had become accustomed to it and even started to like it. She seemed like a mythological archetype. And I was very attracted to the notion that a widow, albeit the most notorious rock widow since Yoko Ono, would very publicly and shamelessly share her rage and grief with the world.

Of course, the truth is far more complicated. Live Through This was completed a few months before Kurt Cobain's suicide, and the opening song Violet, where she screams that she wants you to take everything, was actually a response to a letter Courtney Love once received from former flame Billy Corgan, lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins. He had written to Courtney, "When you get what you want will you ever want it again?
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...My Bitter Hand Has Bitten Me..." December 2, 2000
Format:Audio CD
When you think of Hole (well, when I do, anyways), you think of the crap that comes out of obnoxious frontwoman Courtney Love's mouth. You do, I do, and I'm sure even Drew Barrymore does, too. No matter. But when thinking of Hole musically, things aren't quite as negative. I used to be a Hole fan, but as time went by, and Courtney became even more annoying, I stopped listening to the band entirely. And after looking back at that Hole phase of mine, I wondered what I was even thinking (actually, I still wonder...). Then, one day, I pulled out this CD from my "never listen to" pile, and decided to give it a spin for whatever reason. And you know what? This is still a damn good CD; perhaps even better as time goes on, as I certainly like it more than I once did. Hole's earlier material was loud and angry, but unlike "Live Through This," it was all misguided; kind of like Limp Bizkit, angry just for the sake of being angry (though not as dumb). "Celebrity Skin" was Courtney's failed attempt at making Hole a Hollywood band. And even with its catchy hooks and riffs and intelligent lyrics, it was still a so-so album (barely, I might add). "Live Through This," however, is completely different. Courtney snarls with rage that would scare most Kid Rock fans. And unlike Kid Rock, she's intelligent and thoughtful in expressing her pain. And she certainly expresses a lot of her pain. Dealing with all sorts of trouble women go through (image being the one that comes up most ofter), Courtney tackles one problem head on and rages on to the next like it's nothing. "Live Through This" opens up with "Violet," which is often considered their best song. Read more ›
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My All Time Favorite Albums September 4, 2003
By M. Hart
Format:Audio CD
Of the various grunge bands in the early 1990's, Hole certainly has to be regarded as one of the landmark groups with the release of its debut album "Live Through This" nearly 10 years ago. Formed by the well-known wife of grunge icon Kurt Cobain (1967-1994), Courtney Love sings all of the vocals as well as plays guitar in a unique style. My ratings out of 5 stars for each of the songs on this album are as follows:
1. "Violet" (5+). A fast & powerful start to this great album featuring Courtney's powerful vocals. One of the best songs on the album and the perfect way to start it.
2. "Miss World" (5). Starts slowly, then builds into a forceful crescendo with Courtney's screaming vocals.
3. "Plump" (5). A fast and aggressive song mixed with soft and screaming vocals, giving way to a softer sound midway before escalating back into its fast and aggressive beginning.
4. "Asking For It" (4.5). A soft but impressive ballad that later escalates into a more emotional statement from Courtney at the end.
5. "Jennifer's Body" (4.5). A faster song backed primarily with Courtney's screaming vocals giving way to more melodic parts.
6. "Doll Parts" (5+) An emotional and dark ballad that is one of Hole's most recognizable songs with Courtney comparing herself to a doll.
7. "Credit in the Straight World" (5). Starts very softly but builds rapidly into a complex song with unusual chord combinations.
8. "Softer, Softest" (4.5). Starts as a soft and emotional ballad but slowly builds to an emotional crescendo towards the end.
9. "She Walks on Me" (4). A fast, metal & harsher sounding song.
10. "I Think That I Would Die" (4.5).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good courtney love songs
Published 5 days ago by suebee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by socialdsickboy1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Arrived on time and as described
Published 2 months ago by wendy rainey
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Female Sounds
Great rock from early 90s.
Published 2 months ago by jm
5.0 out of 5 stars the best
classic...a must have...courtney love will never top this perfect mix of rock and roll...and to have it available on the cloud is perfect
Published 3 months ago by john w peak
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Record by Hole and hard to find where I live
I ordered this and two other CDs and arrived even faster than expected and the 3 CDs had no scratches and sounded amazing so I had no shipping problems. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Antonia
4.0 out of 5 stars Memories
I wanted to buy the whole Hole album. I had it once but it was lost in storage. I price was nice at $5.00.
Published 6 months ago by Regina Jeffers
5.0 out of 5 stars Were we asking for it?
Wow. This CD just blew my mind. This is the real deal when it comes to grunge music. Raw lyrics, raw vocals. Love manages to deliver a huge master piece that will live on.
Published 7 months ago by Felipe Casallas
5.0 out of 5 stars Punk? Grunge? How about one of the best rock albums ever?
Hole - Live Through This (1994)

Love her or hate her, consider her a gifted actress and an insightful social commentator or an out of control lunatic with too much... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rich Latta
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this
Bought this thinking I'd only like own song (violet) but over all I ended up liking almost all of the album. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Cristian Lucas
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isnt it so obvious kurt wrote this record?
Insulting bulldust. The songs on LTT share more lyrics and guitar motifs with early Babes In Toyland stuff - things Courtney and Kat Bjelland were doing before they even met Kurt. Go back to themoonlandingwasfake.com and get a life.
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