Sleater-Kinney – Sleater-Kinney

ARTIST: Sleater-Kinney    sleater_kinney

TITLE:  Sleater-Kinney

YEAR RELEASED: 1995

CHART ACTION: None

SINGLES: None

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: I really doubt it

LINEUP: Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, Lora Macfarlane

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT:  Short, quick debut album from the premier feminist rock band of the past 20 years.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Listening to “The Day I Went Away”, you have the blueprint for the best of Sleater-Kinney. Carrie Brownstein’s lower voice complementing Corin Tucker’s urgent howl, while their guitars combine to create riffs and chords that set a definite tone of urgency.

Tucker’s voice dominates, as she’s the sole lead on six tracks. Her at-times-unhinged-but-powerful voice makes tracks like “A Real Man” even more on point. Tucker also can carry a melody, which makes her leaps and her tremolo even more jarring and effective.

Tucker and Brownstein were already veterans of the Riot-Grrrl scene in Olympia, but this record transcended that, giving a sense of power and purpose that leapt over that movement’s limited reach.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: They recorded this in Australia in a day. Macfarlane, their drummer, was from Australia.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No

GRADE: A-: It’s short, and powerful. A feminist album for the millennials.

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