The Hot Rock
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I read in Punk Planet that the women in SK come into songwriting sessions with pieces of songs and then all of them patch these pieces together into a dazzling sort of quilt. The songs on The Hot Rock reflect this. The off-kilter beats, layered guitar exchanges and intertwining lyrics all somehow work; the women in SK have fashioned a strange kind of musical beast that not only is able to walk, but swagger.
Sleater-Kinney is the future of rock music. Those who complain about the stagnant music scene need only turn their heads west towards the Pacific. Also, as a male listener, I'm not at all abashed to say that some of the finest pop music of the last 5+ years has come from female bands (Bikini Kill's and Heavens to Betsy's Calculated are always close to my CD player). And I get a strange thrill by listening to these female groups that are recording songs aimed primarily at OTHER females! I'm well aware that I'm on the outside looking in, and as much as I love these bands, there's an emotional (dare I use the cliched term "spiritual") connection which I can only imagine--rather than honestly feel--in terms of how these incredible bands must SPEAK to the very riot-punk soul of their female fans. Nevertheless, whether I'm in the loop or cut off from it, I cannot help but listen in, too...and smile!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
another great cd from this excellent music group. keep the good hits rolling. I am a big fan. they so are Rock& Roll fun!Published 5 months ago by Dale Hassel
It takes a lot at my age to get my ass kicked, and this album has totally entranced me. The guitar work goes into waters not yet discovered. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael Dailey
I did not really think this album was anything special the first time I listened to it. I thought, "well, it doesn't sound terrible"
Luckily for me, I was too lazy to... Read more
First of all, I must say that I'm tired of people commenting on Sleater-Kinney and reviewing their albums without ever listening to their music. Read morePublished on January 5, 2008 by Megzi
The title may seem drastic, but you know they deserve it. First off to other reviewers who hear this album once then claim they hate should not be allaowed to review. Read morePublished on September 22, 2006
Also, pay attention to the fluctuating 4 to 4-and-a-half star rating this album got as of 1999, after 84 reviews. Read morePublished on June 27, 2006 by KC