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Old 10-13-2012, 08:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Okay, I actually went through the effort to search for our Sleater-Kinney thread, because frankly I was very tired of never posting in it.

Sleater-Kinney might be one of my favorite of the 90's rock bands. They just have a sound I really dig. There might be better guitarists in other groups, but the guitar sound they get on their string of late-90's albums has always hit me perfectly. I also like the lack of a bass player, but beyond that I can't quite figure out what I love so much about them.

I have all their albums, but Hot Rock, Dig Me Out, and the Woods are my favorites. Need to listen to One Beat more to know how much I like it, and All Hand On the Bad One kind of fizzles out around halfway so I don't end up listening to it much anymore. Any other fans of Sleater-Kinney on MB?
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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One Beat is one of their best albums, you should certainly give it better listen. All of their albums apart from their patchy self-titled debut are great albums, you know what you're going to get on each of them and they certainly don't let you down. They're one of the most instantly-recognisable bands of the late-90's and early-00's.

By the way what is everyone's opinion on Wild Flag's album? It didn't particularly grab my attention.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah...Wild Flag hasn't done much for me. I didn't dislike what I heard but it didn't have a sound I particularly fell in love with. I still intend to give it more attention because I think there is something there, but was a bit of a disappointment. Would still like to see them live for Carrie and Janet, though.

The Corin Tucker Band released their second album pretty recently. I haven't checked out either of their albums but I at least hear this new one is better than their first one.

I hear great things about One Beat but I was always kind of saving it until I was bored with the rest of the Sleater-Kinney library and would want a new album to listen to by them. I will certainly be listening to it eventually but for now I'm rationing the experience.
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The song 'Romance' is a good tune, but it only stands out because the rest of the album seemed so formulaic and uninteresting. I haven't checked out the Corin Tucker Band yet but I'll get around to them at some stage.

I must listen The Hot Rock a bit more, I think it's my most neglected S-K album. I usually go for either Dig Me Out, One Beat or The Woods when I want my fix.
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One of my favourite bands of the 90's too, i always have a soft spot for punk influenced alt rock and Sleater Kinney's sound just hits that spot so perfectly. I love their sound. Call the Doctor is my favourite album of theirs closely followed up be Dig Me Out, i just prefer the heavy punk sound of Call the Doctor which was toned down a bit on Dig Me Out.
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To be honest, I need to listen to Call the Doctor more. I don't think I prefer it to their post-Dig Me Out work, but I don't remember disliking it at all!
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To be honest, I need to listen to Call the Doctor more. I don't think I prefer it to their post-Dig Me Out work, but I don't remember disliking it at all!

'Call the Doctor' was the first Sleater-Kinney album i heard which might have made it extra special for me. I am more of a punk loving guy so that record will hold a more special place for me over their more indie sounding later albums.

I've yet to hear their latest material and to be honest i'm still fairly new to the Sleater Kinney party, i only just 'discovered' them early this year when i came across their Call the Doctor LP in a record shop. Picked it up on the whim as I heard good things about Sleater Kinney despite not listening to them much previously plus i've always been partial to the all girl alternative bands of the 80's/90's, it was more than worth it, i've played that LP countless times and its quickly become one of my favourite albums ever.
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'Call the Doctor' was the first Sleater-Kinney album i heard which might have made it extra special for me. I am more of a punk loving guy so that record will hold a more special place for me over their more indie sounding later albums.

I've yet to hear their latest material and to be honest i'm still fairly new to the Sleater Kinney party, i only just 'discovered' them early this year when i came across their Call the Doctor LP in a record shop. Picked it up on the whim as I heard good things about Sleater Kinney despite not listening to them much previously plus i've always been partial to the all girl alternative bands of the 80's/90's, it was more than worth it, i've played that LP countless times and its quickly become one of my favourite albums ever.
Actually, Call the Doctor was the first Sleater-Kinney album I heard as well! But it didn't impress me on that first listen and later in the same day I listened to the Woods and that's what got me interested in more. I'm partial to the girl alternative bands quite a bit too, but S-K is by far my favorite.
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give 'Call the Doctor' another listen.

I agree with you on S-K although the Breeders do come a close second for me
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They are truly missed. "All Hands on the Bad One" and "One Beat" are my favourite, and if "The Woods" didn't have that loud and saturated sound, it would be the third in my list. I prefer their latest work to their first albums.
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