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Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:52:17 AM »


They seem to be pretty much all I ever listen to now, for ages.

Corin Tucker is absolutely unmatchable as a vocalist. Her voice has become so rich and versatile over the years, Gimme Love just pins me to the fucking wall. She can still do that amazing sort of tremolo-heavy goat whinnying, but she can also just project a really clear, powerful blast of vocal power that you could fucking weaponise and destroy buildings with.

Then Carrie Brownstein comes in with that kind of laid back slacker vocal style, and it's just unbeatable. The interplay between Tucker and Brownstein - with the partial chord shapes that make sense when combined together, in a kind of Thin Lizzy way - is just sublime.

I need to dig out my original copy of The Woods. It's one of the single greatest hard rock records of all time, but it is so loaded with compression that it really suffers unless you listen to a lossless copy.

"Let's Call It Love" into "Night Light" - absolutely stunning, music never captured sweaty, dirty sex as accurately and amazingly as it did here.

The driving, pounding rhythm of Janet Weiss, beating the absolute fucking shit out of the drums.

Sleater-Kinney are gods.

Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 09:57:10 AM »
Agreed. 'Steep Air' in particular from The Woods is magnificent.

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 12:25:44 PM »
coz they're shit
agreed

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 12:45:11 PM »
Not once have I got through this performance without piping me eyeballs. That series of gentle notes at 3:12 are enough but the storming ending just slays me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYAitpi6Dhg

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 12:54:44 PM »
I'm a completist but to be honest I don't really care for anything after the 5th album. Call The Doctor is the greatest riot grrl album.

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 07:59:03 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 11:30:31 PM »
Chicky mate, shut the fuck up

Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 11:25:03 AM »
Their new song is absolute shite, they are now The Carrie Brownstein From Portlandia Experience Band

Peerless in their original run though.

Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 08:34:03 PM »
Their new song is absolute shite, they are now The Carrie Brownstein From Portlandia Experience Band

Peerless in their original run though.

ruined rock for Janet Weiss too by the looks of things

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2019, 04:22:45 PM »
0 for 3 on the teasers for the new one. Brownstein furiously reframing her memoir not getting picked up by Hulu as the creative impetus for going back to SK. Crediting fashion designers as creative directors. Absolute fucking 'mare by the girls here.

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2019, 07:38:47 PM »
They're playing down the road from me in a bit, so I shall go and see them and just pop to the loo when they do their new stuff.

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2019, 03:14:25 PM »
Oh dear - just so many cons, that I feel bad listing them so I won't, but Janet Weiss is probably my favourite drummer of any band. It's hard to imagine wanting to see them live without her.

It's what I call 'The Kim Deal Problem'

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2019, 04:38:42 PM »
I heard the title track. It's completely counter-intuitive to what the platonic ideal of an SK song should be (Carrie sings, there's hardly any guitar, the song isn't about organic interplay) but it is the best of the 4 heard so far. It 'rocks out' for a token 45 seconds at the end and feels, like a lot of the others, like bits of songs screwed together in the studio.

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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 11:46:12 AM »
the album isn't very good. there are a couple of decent tunes that sound like their old songs, but I don't think they can carry this kind of leap off. Carrie has completely taken over.