Sleater-Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One
Aufgenommen im vergangenen Winter in Portland und Seattle verbindet die Platte alle Stärken der Vorgängerlaben von Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein und Janet Weiss, vom Punk über Riff Rock bis hin zur melodischen Vielfalt. Und ist nach einigem erfreuten Anhören ihr bislang poppigstes Album.
“Five songs into All Hands On The Bad One, singer/guitarist Corin Tucker shouts, "Youþre no rock þnþ roll fun!" Obviously, Miss Tucker isnþt referencing her bandþs new album, which features all the essential ingredients youþve come to expect from a Sleater-Kinney record. Tuckerþs twitchy, quivering vibrato meshes with Carrie Brownsteinþs breathy murmurs to create a pinnacle of sweet, sexy harmonies, all piled atop a barrage of punky, gutsy guitars - enough to make any grrrl in a baby tee from Olympia to Philly bob her head. With their past albums, namely 1997þs searing Dig Me Out, Tucker, Brownstein, and drummer Janet Weiss have proven that they can incite a rock þnþ roll riot, but thereþs no need to press the issue. With `All Hands...´, indie rockþs darlings have grown up and developed into skilled songwriters.
The Pacific Northwest trio refines, rather than abandons, the rebellious streak that defined their earlier works. The fully ripened `All Hands On The Bad One´ is a collection of estrogen rock that picks up exactly where 1999þs `The Hot Rock´ left off, weaving nervous, urgent energy with infectious melodies. Itþs a total package of brains, beauty and brawn.” (CMJ)
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