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Dig Me Out

Sleater-Kinney

1997

Dig Me Out

Album Summary

Dig Me Out is the third studio album by the American rock band Sleater-Kinney, released on April 8, 1997, by Kill Rock Stars. The album was produced by John Goodmanson and recorded from December 1996 to January 1997 at John and Stu's Place in Seattle, Washington. Dig Me Out marked the debut of Janet Weiss, who would become the band's longest-serving drummer. The music on the record was influenced by traditional rock and roll bands, while the lyrics deal with issues of heartbreak and survival. The album cover is an homage to The Kinks' 1965 album The Kink Kontroversy. Two singles were released in support of the album: "One More Hour" and "Little Babies". The title track "Dig Me Out" peaked at number six on the KEXP Top 90.3 Album Chart in 1997 without being released as a single. The album was acclaimed by music critics, who praised the album's energy and feminist lyrics. Retrospectively, Dig Me Out is considered the band's breakthrough record and is frequently included on several publications' best album lists. In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 189 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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Rating

3.01

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4783

Genres

  • Rock
  • Punk
  • Indie
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Thu May 06 2021
5

This entire album just worked for me, the dissonance, distortion, the low production value, everything about it just clicked

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Thu Jun 10 2021
5

Lots of feelings and vulnerabilities exposed with this one. I first heard Sleater-Kinney when they opened for Pearl Jam in 2003. I was…not a fan. My ears felt assaulted. In the almost 20 years since I first heard them, I have tried several times to like them. I SHOULD like them because they have all the pieces of a band I should love. Women who rock and pull no punches. A sound that is unique and a message I can get behind. I can’t quite figure out what I turns me off so much and I have spent way too much time pondering this question. I thought at first that it was the way her voice sounds like reverb to me, but I think that could be really interesting used in the right way. I actually really dig the music so that isn’t it either. I think what it boils down to is that it feels like she is just shouting at me. Now stick with me here because this is the soul bearing part. It turns out that I have a huge double standard. I can listen to a man scream into a microphone and find it earnest and impassioned. I listen to a woman scream into the microphone and I find that I want her to tone it down, pretty it up, not be so emotional. Oh fuck, how did I get to be so sexist?! And now you know my deepest shame. It turns out that I want to smash the patriarchy but in a nice (and more melodic) way, which is really not smashing it at all but just succumbing to my programming. I’m giving this album 5 stars and I will keep listening to it because this album, more than any other, has made me think about myself and how I view the world and who taught me to view it the way that I do. It turns out I disliked Sleater-Kinney because it feels like an exposed nerve, which I think is kind of the point. And one that I want to keep exposing.

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Thu Oct 01 2020
4

S-K makes the good music. The guitar tone is consistently excellent across the album, very raw to go with the vocals. My ear for drums must still be amateur, as this is where most notice a change for the better with the introduction of Janet. But I haven't listened to any of their live material post-departure, and it's about time to return to their latest.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

This is one of the best albums that I didn't know and I'm listening now with this site. This is just a great and classical rock album with all the strength and soul that was expected from a real rock album. For sure, it is a five-star album

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Tue May 11 2021
4

This one his hard. I mean, it's punk, right? You don't expect pretty vocals from a punk album. And, as a fan of punk, I'm not much bothered by harsh, off-tone, or grating vocals. Nor do I have issues with female vox that are brash and rough. I kinda dig the riot grrl thing, to be honest. That said, I do think that the main vocalist is the primary issue here. The problems are two-fold. First, the vocals are super inconsistent. One track will be great, the next will be indiscipherably mumble-shouted. The next will start great and then turn into atonal nonsense. The second issue is Corin Tucker's leaning into her vibrato too heavily. Her vocals on this album are a one-trick-pony that's asked to perform so often that the trick loses its novelty. Overall, though, this is a solid punk album and I'm here for the riot grrl schtick. It works for me.

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

A Sleater-Kinney song could possibly work for me in a soundtrack but I’ve never been able to get involved in their stuff

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Sun Jan 02 2022
3

3.4 - The songs rock but I find the vocals shriek-y, like I'm being yelled at by my girlfriend for 35 minutes straight.

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Sat May 01 2021
2

This was like listening to my angsty 14 year old sisters band in 1993.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

Verlaine's guitar, Patti's yodel, Joey/Dee Dee/Tommy/Johnny's/'s pithiness, Thurston/Ranaldo/Gordon's turbulence. It's amazing when a band can wear their influences so proudly, yet still sound utterly unique. Every song is an anthem to be played while the world collapses, and during its reconstruction.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
1

Shit

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Like a cherry bomb of emo punk energy

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

This is the kind of album that makes me regret not listening to it sooner, because I could have been enjoying this one for years already. Perfect blend of punk, indie & menacing, angular post-punk vibes. Great strong vocals. Whole album is lean as hell with no spare flabby moments. 5* quality.

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Mon May 17 2021
4

cool fem rock

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Thu Feb 24 2022
2

Stop warbling for christ sake

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Wed Feb 24 2021
1

Why must she sing ?

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Thu Oct 15 2020
5

kek

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

такое, конечно, под настроение заходит - и вот сегодня как раз было настроение=)

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Sat Jun 12 2021
5

I love the Riot Grrrl sound so much. Not only is this important music, it is also impressively powerful, raging, and Righteous.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

Classic. Never gets old. 9.5/10

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Sat May 22 2021
5

Very familiar with this one...always a good listen

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Mon May 10 2021
5

Sounded like pumk to me. I liked it the energy and rawness of the guitar and vocals. Will listen again!

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Thu Aug 05 2021
5

Brilliant!

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Fri Aug 13 2021
5

really cool i loved

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Tue Aug 17 2021
5

One of the greatest albums of the 90s. Guitar interplay is amazing. Corin Tucker's vocals are incredible. 9-10/10

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Wed Oct 13 2021
5

Classic

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Sun Oct 17 2021
5

This is a mega fave!

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Wed Jan 12 2022
5

The third SK's studio album of 1997. Nice punk rock from 90s. I like the energy raw sound and nice vocals of this album. The cover is an homage to The Kinks' 1965 album The Kink Kontroversy.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
5

Record labels did a horrible job exposing gems like this to me when I was 27 years old. That's the only explanation for why I never heard this until now. What an absolute fucking joy. After 309 albums, I live for moments like this: Finding something new (to me) and immediately falling so hard it that a band becomes a new obsession. This warranted a repeat listen right away, since I didn't want it to end (but props to Spotify for following it up with a banger by The New Pornographers). We could all use a little more Sleater-Kinney in our lives.

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Wed May 25 2022
5

This album just straight up rules

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Fri May 27 2022
5

I really love this album. Riot Grrrl greatness! Corin Tuckers voice—powerful, and that tremolo or whatever it is… ❤️

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Wed Jun 01 2022
5

Great album, really liked it. V 90s, intense, quite grungy. Excellent.

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Thu Jun 02 2022
5

1997, great year for music. I listen to this all the time, but probably only discovered it about 10 years ago. One More Hour, right in the feels. Oh you've got the darkest eyes.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

Love Sleater-Kinney! This is probably in my top three of theirs (behind One Beat and The Woods in that order). But honestly all their records are great. Corin has such a great voice! She and Carrie's guitar interplay is always so exciting and full of energy. Janet is a badass. A shame she's no longer with them. All together, great band.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

Hole that sounds good. Really nice riffs. Somehow sounds like '70s rock. Banger vocals Really don't like "Turn it On" All and all 8/10 would listen again

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

I have a gigantic enormous middle-school-style crush on Carrie Brownstein. The rest of the band is also awesome. This band is awesome and cool.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

My general musical opinion of the 90’s is that 90-96 is pretty golden then 97 onwards is a mixed bag. Sleater-Kinney seems to be the one of the better bands of the late 90’s this music sounds so fresh, emotive and primal while sounding like the classic punk bands of the late 70’s. For a more 90’s example Sleater-Kinney sounds like a more primal and less wire-y American elastica. The rawness of the album gives off the illusion that you’re in a sweaty rehearsal room standing right before them playing their instruments it’s surprisingly amazing. Something about this band strikes an exact inner rage, I don’t exactly know how though but it’s a great power the band has on me, and this is my first listen. It’s a 5/5 for me but I could easily see the next person giving this a 1 for the exact reasons why I like them it’s all pure matter of taste.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

Excellent album that I hadn’t listened to in a while.

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Wed Sep 30 2020
4

ok yea this fucks

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

These rockers are full of vigor, and I cannot relate, for I am merely a sentient blob wasting away into nothingness over time. Seriously, though, this was riot grrrl all the way. Having always had a tough time getting into punk (not into such brash vocals for any gender at all), I actually enjoyed this? Sometimes I liked being able to focus on the instrumentals a bit more, but I think that's just my musician bias showing. A 3.5 that's getting pushed into 4 territory.

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Thu Jan 07 2021
4

Pretty cool punk album with woman lead vocals.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

Loved the final song, emotional and raw voice lines accompanied by clear and playful guitar sounds

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Sun Feb 14 2021
4

Solid 90s punk rock.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

De esa música que creo que debí haber explorado hace años, cuando me empezó a gustar Pearl Jam (a los que le abrieron el concierto de 2003 en México al que no pude ir). Me gusta mucho la voz de Corin Tucker (en este disco) con ese vibrato que transmite enojo o tristeza. Y bueno, el detalle de en 1997 tener una banda sin bajo, de puras chicas y con una exrelación tortuosa entre ellas.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Although I love bass, I also enjoy a duel guitar setup. Lots of fun interplay here. Like a good trio too cause you can hear each element so distinctly. Wish I woulda caught a show back in the day.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Good album

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Sun May 02 2021
4

Frickin' dope. I am now a riot grrrl!

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

A great album, love the driving grunge, lyrics with vulnerability and aggression. Had listened only to their more recent album from 2019, which was also very good. Coincidentally I was recently listening to a This American Life episode from 1997 in which they featured "Words and Guitar," which made me like that song even more. I did not learn until after that there is no bass, which I was impressed with because they have achieved a full sound without it.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

Raw power.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

A very cool album. I would never have head it but I am so lfad I did. Bands that started as punk bands make for cool bands.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Dig Me Out is the follow-up to Sleater-Kinney's highly acclaimed second album Call the Doctor, released in 1996 by the queercore independent record label Chainsaw Records. Call the Doctor confirmed the band's reputation as one of the major musical acts from the Pacific Northwest, rebelling against gender roles, consumerism, and indie rock's male-dominated hierarchy The song "One More Hour" is about the breakup of Tucker and Brownstein's romantic relationship Like its predecessor, Dig Me Out also features songs that show frustration with sexism and gender stereotypes.[12] "Little Babies" is a protest against the traditional maternity role, while the title song "Dig Me Out" exposes a woman in a dominant role.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

Cuando vi que tocaba punk otra vez pensé que no me iba a encontrar en ánimos de escucharlo. En realidad fue una sorpresa bastante grata, de nuevo un disco sencillo pero muy correcto musicalmente, no trata de explayarse más allá de lo que debe, 36 minutos y 13 canciones. En este caso, a diferencia de Wire creí por un momento que debían de ser como del 86-89 y me agradó mucho ver que había gente haciendo punk propiamente dicho en el 97, sin exagerar en tratar de evolucionar melodías, hacer pop-punk o meter demasiado sonido de rock alternativo, ni esos sonidos que vendrían casi ya en ese momento para el garage revival. Un disco de punk muy bien hecho, que se oye clásico para cuando salió sin escucharse anticuado ni trillado en sus sonido. Me agrada que sus letras no suenan quejosas ni a sermón pero sí tienen bastante fuerza de un mensaje feminista, incluso cuando pareciera que algunas solo hablaran de "desamor." Creo que los grupos de mujeres en el punk siempre le dieron algo de frescura a una escena que se presta a ser club de Toby y es aun más agradable conocer a un grupo que vale bastante la pena incluso sin tomar en cuenta el género de sus integrantes. Este disco suena muchísimo mejor y vale más la pena que cualquiera de los que nos han tocado de garage revival y en este caso sí es un disco que podría verme escuchando de nuevo en un futuro cuando estuviera de humor punksoso.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

There are some awesome guitar tones on this thing. I enjoyed much more than I expected to.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

Dig Me Out is a super strong opener. Though I don't really love the dual guitar no bass setup, sonically it works. Though Corin Tucker's vocals cut like a frenzied, razor sharp knife. Not What You Want is great multi-layered track. I do love how the backing vocals are so distinctive on the album in general. Jenny is a strong closer.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

enjoyable sonic youth vibes on "not what you want"

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

Generally I would give it a 3, but the day wanted me to have the mindset for this. Fun ride.

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Sun Mar 07 2021
4

Rock. Good but not memorable.

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Sat Jun 12 2021
4

Super fun riot grrrl stuff. Gets a little samey, but not in a bad way. It wants you align with its vibe, and if you won't do that then fuck you. I like that energy.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

Sleater-Kinney find their stride on this album full of angst and polish. Girl rock deserves some special attention as this exemplifies what the genre can offer.

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Sat Apr 03 2021
4

Daaamn, sounds fucking good. gay gay homosexual gay

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

Very 😎

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Grrrrrrl power!

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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

I know Carrie from Portlandia, but this is the first I've heard of S-K. Great energy, interesting chord progressions for punk (I -> ii -> I, etc.). The vibrato starts to grate..

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

So I have a memory of going to a Pearl Jam show with Kate in Baltimore, and Sleater-Kinney opened. Kate was not a fan. And this is what I have always remembered any time Sleater-Kinney has come on or come up in discussion, especially around Kate. Now I have learned that this never happened. We did go to the show in Baltimore, but Sleater-Kinney wasn't there. (We may have both seen Sleater-Kinney open for PJ in '03, but weren't there together.) Not sure how this Mandela Effect of a memory got into my brain, but I'm gonna default to blaming the marijuana. As for "Dig Me Out," and Sleater-Kinney in general... I've listened at least 3 times trying to figure out where to land on this. I like female-fronted rock bands. Really like. It's what I listen to more than anything else. Sleater-Kinney should be right up my alley. But I've never quite gotten into them. I've always tolerated them more than Kate, who despite that false memory really doesn't dig Carrie Brownstein's voice. I've only ever listened to them in small doses - I think this was the first time I listened to a full album. My first reaction was an agreement that I don't love the warbling thing that Brownstein does with her voice. But by the time I got to the end of the album, it was growing on me a bit. Sometimes the warble is used very effectively, other times less so. On repeated listens, I came around more. She's still not in my top 10 of female rock vocalists (been thinking about that a bit), but I can tolerate and oftentimes enjoy/appreciate it. However, Corin Tucker's backing vocals on "One More Time" - "and you, and you..." - are annoying. And "Little Babies" is by far the worst song on this record - I'm not sure what hell-yeah sees there. "Dance Song '97" is my favorite. Throughout the album, though, the energy is great, full of punk and riott ferver. I still wound up stuck between 3 and 4 stars. So I'll complain about the 5-star system again. Untappd has a 5-star system, but broken up into .25 increments. If I give 3/5, that's a 60%. This album isn't "barely passing," but I've also gotta keep a scale on this system somehow that differentiates between B+ and B- albums. I promise not to whine about the star system for another 10 albums...

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

Rad. Unique voice. Good listen all through

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Thu May 20 2021
4

4

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

Remember that episode of Portlandia where they're at a 'cool' wedding and... No? Well all my friends tell me that I should watch and it's sooo funny... Sleater-Kinney was one of those bands that I should've spent time listening to but I never made time for them until now. Some of the tracks are familiar but most of it I'd never heard. I dig the repetition and the syncopated rhythms and raw energy. I bet they put together a great show. (They're at Merriweather in August). Some of the stand out tracks are 'Buy Her Candy', 'Heart Factory' and 'Jenny' but I really like 'One More Hour.' Such an interesting riff and the layered guitar produces a song to experience. I'm not tied to Carrie's voice, but it plays really well on this track. Perhaps in another 20 years I'll get around to watching some Portlandia. I understand it's something that I'd dig.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
4

Unexpectedly great.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

Loved it!

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

I wish I could give this another half star... 4.5 stars

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

A good surprise. 3.5 Never heard of them but will listen again

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

Enjoyed it. Band I'd never heard before -- One More Hour is a great tune.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Live this album such energy and passion. And the songs are great. The high-pitched, warbling vocal style is an acquired taste, but one that I have acquired and now crave. These women rock with enthusiasm and they have the chops...especially the drums which are exemplary. Can sound thin due to the 2 guitar no bass set up but never shrill, I can say as a bass player and bass lover that I don't miss it. 4 🌟

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

There are few things more pleasurable in music than chaotic dissonance cohering into blissful melodic order, and then crumbling back. And that's what Sleater-Kinney do time and time again, and the trick never wears thin.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

Toegankelijke en muzikaal sterke punk met vrouwenstem.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

A lot of fun, and super energetic and creative. I just wish a lot of the songs were looonger!

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Pleasantly surprised

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

First new album in a while that I had never heard before and really enjoyed. Dig the riot grrrl’s! Need to listen some more, but this is good stuff.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

I am not familiar with SLEATER-KINNEY or their third album DIG ME OUT at all. I’m not into the Riot Grrrl movement, except for the exposure and loving THE SLITS’ CUT from the 1001 Albums Generator. I know THE SLITS are more an inspiration to the Riot Grrrl movement rather than being part of the movement itself. The only other indirect exposure I have with the band prior to listening to DIG ME OUT is that I am aware of and like CARRIE BROWNSTEIN very much as an actor from the television series PORTLANDIA. After listening to DIG ME OUT, this album is very good, but it lacks that special something. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, SLEATER-KINNEY - DIG ME OUT, is one only album listed. Rate Artist: SLEATER-KINNEY (4.0) Rate Album (Year): DIG ME OUT (US 1997 Original) (4.0) Ranking of SLEATER-KINNEY - DIG ME OUT songs No. Title Length Ranking 1. "Dig Me Out" 2:40 09.0/10 2. "One More Hour" 3:19 09.0/10 3. "Turn It On" 2:47 09.0/10 4. "The Drama You've Been Craving" 2:08 09.0/10 5. "Heart Factory" 3:54 10.0/10 6. "Words and Guitar" 2:21 10.0/10 7. "It's Enough" 1:46 08.0/10 8. "Little Babies" 2:22 10.0/10 9. "Not What You Want" 3:17 08.0/10 10. "Buy Her Candy" 2:02 09.0/10 11. "Things You Say" 2:56 08.0/10 12. "Dance Song '97" 2:49 10.0/10 13. "Jenny" 4:03 08.0/10 US 1997 Original Release 117.0/130 = 9.00 / 2 = 4.50

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

Interesting sound

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Auuuu prejak album, Sleater-Kinney ide na detaljno slušanje čim se vremena uhvati, zaljubljen sam.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Ako spominješ indie rock i nalaziš se u godinama krajem devedesetih? Ovaj bend je neizostavan. Nema dvojbe. Opasna godina, gdje je izašao LCW od Modest Mousea, Perfect From Now On od Built To Spill, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One od Yo La Tengo...and so on. Ovaj album znam po tome jer sam tražio albume bar malo sličnim takvim kao što su ova prva dva što sam nabrojao. Sviđa mi se, daj što više ženskih bendova, i'm up for that. super album, nije na razini tipa eto već spomenutog Lonesome Crowded West i Perfect From Now On, ali je zadovoljavajuć i dobar. vrijedi poslušati.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

I liked this one. Catchy songs, and really interesting riffs.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Sort of like the Go-Go's didn't sell out.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Wall to wall bangers

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Very fun!

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Finely honed.

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Fri May 06 2022
4

Great punk rock with the occasional bubblegum pop nod thrown in. The warbling vocals can get a little bit much across the whole album, but you can't fault its passion. Best Tracks: Dig Me Out; Words and Guitar; Little Babies

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Sun May 08 2022
4

Don’t know what happened with side 1 but the minute side 2 hit, I was hooked. Not the most ground breaking rock, but still very very good. Fav song is probably little babies

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Fri May 13 2022
4

This album makes you feel like you’re from Olympia. 7/10

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Fri May 27 2022
4

Super fun. This album is the reason I need to do this. I've never got around to listening to a full Sleater-Kinney album despite knowing they informed a load of music I like. Some of that uncontrolled vibrato in the vocal annoys me and a love a heavy bass, which is inevitably not ever going to feature in an early SK record. Still, enjoyed and will return.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

Never heard of them, but I love this asthetic. At some points I felt that the vibrato or whatever it was called was a bit overdone, but otherwise super.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Rock alternativo. Bastante bueno.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
4

Holy shit what a surprise. I've been meaning to get into this band but didn't realize they were this good. I really am a fan of the riot grrrl movement. Tucker's vocals scream energy and emotion, often haunting or filled with ambition or desperation. Drumming is consistent and powerful, not too complex, but adds to the chaos, necessitated by the lack of bass. The guitarists have a post-punk sound to them, making them stand out in the 90s indie sphere. You can hear some grunge influence, such as the finale "Jenny." Songs are fast and short, with an average running time of just a mere 3 minutes. I applaud the feminist lyrics, which use extensive settings and metaphors (nothing obnoxious or meaningless), utilizing both vocalists well to engage the audience. Fan of the whole album, although the formula could get a bit tiresome near the end. Favorites: Dig Me Out, One More Hour, Heart Factory, Words and Guitar, Little Babies, Buy Her Candy, Dance Song 97, Jenny

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Hated it the first listen but it really grew on me. The dueling guitars are interesting and got a little jangly which I’m all for. Not crazy for the lead singers voice but that easy to move past. Tons of slappers on here.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

ah yes, the 90s.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Rock and roll

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

In general I like Sleater-Kinney. I've heard a variety of songs from the band, and I think I listened to a full album of a recent release in the last couple of years. The tracks on Dig Me Out seemed new to me. I have a soft spot for this band because of a track or two that I will always listen to, and because of what I think the band is trying to add to the music scene. I will accept any invitation to listen to more material from this band. With that in mind, I think that you need to be somewhat rested in order to take in a Sleater-Kinney record. They have some great, well-constructed music, but it's screamy at the same time. There is a chance that this record could grow on me, but with a first listen I'm rounding up to get to the 4 stars. I may not remember on my own to come back to this album, but it might slip in for a replay because I never get too far away from the circles that include this band.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Dig me out, One more hour, Words and guitars, Not what you want

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Came around by the few consecutive listens, powerful and interesting vocal delivery, quirky and at times dissonant guitar lines

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

A discovery. Je vais réécouter à petites doses, le punk-rock c’est comme le chocolat noir, c’est très bon mais c’est intense en bouche.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

I have wanted to like Sleater-Kinney for soooo long, and I think (finally) the penny is dropping for me. Listening to this through three times in a row, and the songs are really starting to click for me. I always thought SK should be right up my alley (punky, impassioned, smart, fiery and fresh), and was disappointed that I didn't get it... but I think it has finally happened. I am listening to it right now, and every song seems awesome and distinct to me, which it didn't earlier today. I love the way they weave their guitars in a way that is quite unique. It is reminiscent of the "guitar weaving' that Keith and Ronnie do int he Stones, but is also not like that at all. I love the punk rock energy of this record, and the short songs. Not a lot of soloing. They really mean what they are presenting. I love that honesty and force. Working in Scratches taught m,e to look out for women who had something to say. When I'm sick oif hearing the same thing over and over (and let's face it, not a lot of blokes have anything fresh and interesting to say in the field of rock and roll), it's worth looking for women, who likely DO have something new and important to say (And a new way to say it). This album is a really good example of that. It took me a little work to understand it, but I'm really glad that I do. Thank you, 1001 albums generator, for forcing me to give this record the attention it deserves, and it finally made sense to me today. Only 20-odd years too late, but better late than never.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

Sounds like Portland

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

Not bad girl rock group

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

This is a bit of a treat. Doesnt outstay its welcome either

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

oh man, Sleater-Kinney... I remember working at a film post-production facility in Seattle in the early 2000s. Almost all my co-workers were uber hipsters (mostly great people but committed to the hipster/filmmaker lifestyle). My boss absolutely worshipped Sleater-Kinney. He was my least favorite person there and maybe colored my impression of them. It's been 20 years so maybe I can give them a fair shake now.... Not bad

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

Not a bad album overall. Not my favorite but solid. Feels very 90s.

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Tue Sep 22 2020
3

Very strong 3. Vocal performances stand out.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

This album would have benefited from having a different lead vocalist, but it's not bad. Maybe more misses than hits, but the hits are solid. Best track: Heart Factory

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Thu Jan 07 2021
3

3.5

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Thu Apr 01 2021
3

Feminist Punk...I really appreciate the message and movement. Too bad I did not grow up with this movement...women are still underrepresented in this scene. Despite their strong message, their style is not very mature yet in this album. And I don‘t particularly like Brownstein‘s voice (too much vibrato).

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

I mean, it's not a bad album, but I was not nearly as impressed as I expected to be...

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

too punk, didn't love the whiny voice - needed a lil more pop

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Tue Jun 22 2021
3

Bastante agradable el punkcito que traen estas morras, rolas con power y sin el mame de hoy en día

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Mon Apr 26 2021
3

I appreciate the aesthetic here. "Bedroom Production" style Punk/Riot Grrrl always works for me since it is still in many ways, a push back on the "Old Boys Club" of music. Interesting that one of the members was part of Portlandia which helped their revival. That said, I would much rather listen to this in a loud dive-venue, in my experience that's where this music has the most power. Listening to it outside of that just isn't the same. Live it would be 4/5, but recorded it's a 3/5. It is a little same-y as well, but again it works better as a live experience for me.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

Interesting. Sort of liked it!

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Wed May 05 2021
3

Hey look, it's Carrie from Portlandia! I think I've heard just the newest album from Sleater-Kinney prior to this. They're a solid punk band, a bit more polished than the garage-band variety of punk, but with the same energy. I don't love the vocals, but they're good on a few tracks. Overall, this isn't an album I'd return to but it's not bad, still a couple tracks that I did enjoy. Always a pleasure to get some music from female artists on this list! Favorite tracks: One More Hour, Babies. Album art: This one's cool, I like the different panels for the three band members. Definitely fits the '90s very well. 3/5

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Oh Riot Grrl, you rock my world. Oh to be in Seattle at the turn of the Millennium hearing this in a smoky pool hall. Carrie Brownstein's voice is warbly almost too warbly but the energy of what's going on justifies it. Surfy, punky and quick. It's hard not to groove here. Totally rad, but it hasn't aged as well as it could have. Not great at all times, but there's some gems here. The back half really shines, especially "Buy her candy"

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

Punk-rock femenino.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

Neo punk alt.rock record which was celebrated back in the late 90s. It has a bunch of good songs, but now sounds a bit dated and does not feel as an essential listening

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Tue May 04 2021
3

Better than expected. Thought I didn't like Sleater Kinney but some good riffs

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Tue Jul 13 2021
3

This is annoying, haha. Is it actually a good album or is it just early Indy? The guitar riffs on the first few songs sound amateur, basic, repetitive. I can totally imagine Carrie Brownstein just clanging away on the guitar, LOL. The vocal delivery is always interesting. Album gets more nuanced halfway through. Actually enjoyed “Words and Guitar” and felt that “Not What You Want” rocked. This album started as an Anthrax level 1 but fought its way back to a Dusty Springfield 3.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

3.5/5 seems pretty good deal, i'll relisten to judge.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Some catchy riffs & a decent punchy, punky sound. A solid 3.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

Liked it, wasn't expecting to. Punky, maybe post-punk. 3/5

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

Drive rock and roll music with women's vocals.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

sounded post-punk like a re-hash of Siouxie and the Banshees

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Wed May 12 2021
3

"Little babies" penetrated by skull. Ended up listnig to there popular songs on spotify

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Sun May 23 2021
3

Cool, punky, rock

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Nice but brickwalled

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Mon May 17 2021
3

Eh. Its ok

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Sat May 08 2021
3

It was alright but I'm not super into riot grrl stuff.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
3

Meh. Voice was a little overkill but decent late grunge rock.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

Sax on track 7 makes it. Shows why bass is needed in Punk. Overall pretty good, right for it's idiom.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
3

The band rocks but I don’t love the vocals. An interesting voice that I can only handle a little bit of at a time. I liked the last song “Jenny” though.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Another chick punk band. Can’t argue with the aesthetic, love the retro touches/Danelectros. But this vocalist is grating my last nerve. She’s too glissando. Clean it up a bit and call me back. And in doing so, rob Sleater-Kinney of everything that makes them unique. Maybe don’t do that just to impress one “fan”. Keep rocking, ladies, you’re doing just fine. I’ll be over by the bar, sulking.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
3

Nice

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

Better the second listen around.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
3

Not really my bag, but didn't dislike it. Singer sounded like Grace Slick and Pat Bennatar had a baby.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
3

bit samey but a good racket. And never heard em before which is always nice. 3

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

see I can tell what sort of “sound” this music is supposed to be but I don’t like it. her voice was jarring and the songs were almost monotone. instrumentally songs were strong like “It’s Enough” I had just had enough of her voice. 2.9🙂

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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

What if pixies let Kim sing more??…

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Mon Sep 06 2021
3

3.5 - very cool

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Fri Oct 08 2021
3

Grrrl punk is a genre I wish to know more about, this was a fine introduction although at times I found her voice a bit wobbly

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

This is ok… very of its time! Struggled slightly with the vibrato on the vocal… but overall average.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
3

Didn’t have the time to listen properly to every track but I enjoyed what I heard which surprised me. 3*

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Tue Dec 28 2021
3

Arg och fantastiskt välspelad punkig rock! Älskar. Underbara riffs, bra sång, bra trummor. Finns egentligen inga svaga spår. Öppningslåtarna, Dig Me Out och One More Hour sätter tonen för albumet, med hur de blandar punkiga verser med melodiska refränger. Dance Song '97 jättebra! Heart Factory har bra refräng, arg och het. Sista låten, Jenny, är lugnare och mer melodisk, fantastiska gitarrer och trummor och magiskt outro. Bästa låt: Jenny.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

This would have been a 4, easily. But the constant vibrato on the vocals killed me.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
3

Hey, what are you listening to? Feminist punk, I guess. Whoa? How does that sound? Uhm... punk.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

I like it. My favorites are heart factory, buy her candy and jenny

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Thu Mar 17 2022
3

i had not heard of this band before but i seem to be getting a sequennce of 90s Indie famale led rock. Some of the tracks are a little manic/ punky and repetitive for me but overall i liked the sound and the vibe, and would go back for more.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

solid punk

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

Fun energetic record. Some interesting moments and definitely some bops, the vocals do grate on a few tracks though. High 3/Low 4

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

I like bits of it but I don't love the overall thing

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

3.5

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

Great guitar work in this album. Kind of got into it 3.5/5

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Wed May 04 2022
3

I really enjoyed this - having recently been listening to their "The Center Won't Hold" album and wondering where all the thrashy guitars and waily vocals went, this was an interesting comparison - I just can't believe I missed this the first time around.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Lead singer's voice is annoying but appreciate their motivation, and sound is ok.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Decent but wears a bit thin after about 4/5 songs.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Not really my style of music. I might like it more if they put a bird on it.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

I'm also listening to the Rolling Stone top 40 punk albums of all time. This one is number 14 which means it's better than Dookie, Milo Goes to College, 13 Songs, and Enema of the State (spoiler: it's not). I like this fair enough. I really like the instrumentation but I'm not in love with the vocals.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Listening to this, I thought, I get tones of Luscious Jackson. When the album finished, Spotify continued into Naked Eye.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

6/10. Sleater, Kinney.

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Sun May 15 2022
3

Some decent songs but a bit repetitive and occasionally screechy.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
3

Top punk album, erg vergelijkbaar met bikini kill

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

C'est pas pire, c'est rock quand même et la chanteuse se donne. Certaines chanson mon accrochées mais en bout de ligne. ce n'est pas vraiment pour moi. C'est pour une autre époque. 3.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
3

So so riotgrrl punky rock. Interestingly the vocals sometimes sounded like Patti Smith. Not enough to keep my interest, sadly, but not terrible. A low 3.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
3

Struggled to really enjoy this one and I'm not sure why. It's got energy but somehow felt like a slog to get through despite being 26 minutes long. Dance Song '97 was my favourite, I guess it stood out from the punkier, scuzzier tracks. Jenny is nice and moody too actually. There is some good stuff here, so I'll round up from 2.5.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

Pretty good. I’d never heard of them before, but they have that sound that I was sure I had heard before. Definitely will listen again.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

Nice melodic grunge. 6/10

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

The first 2 tracks are catchy. I especially like the second one with it's guitar lick and background vocals. In fact there are good guitar riffs throughout, the intros to some of the songs are Gang-of-4ish and at times the vocal interplay reminds me of the B52s. The lead singer can be screechy. It would have been an epic 1976 release.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

If I had to compare them to the far more commercially successful Pac NW band Hole, I'd take Sleater K any day. They have a good energy level and attitude.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Love the music, don't like the vocals

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Enjoyable

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

Listen

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Sun Aug 28 2022
3

The vocals were a bit too whiny for my liking

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

ok

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Mon Sep 12 2022
3

Liked it. Not very special album tho

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

Dig Me Out - 3.1/5 One More Hour - 2.1/5

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

I'm not an indie rock person unfortunately. Cool songs just not my thing really. Bonus points for lesbiabs :)

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Tue Oct 04 2022
3

There’s a lot of this I loved - the opening (title) track is great & sets the tone, although I found some of the rest just a bit repetitive. I liked Turn It On & Words & Guitar, but my favourites were the very poppy Little Babies and Dance Song 97, which I thought was outstanding. A good listen.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
3

I think if I came across this band playing this set live, I would be ecstatic. Really interesting and at times compelling use of two guitars (downtuned) & drums without bass. Some welcome variation in styles and textures - songs like "Buy her candy", "Things you say" and the awesome closer "Jenny" (among others) particularly catching my ear. The B52-esque "Dance Song 97" also appeals. However, applying my "would I come back to listen to this album again" criteria, it's not quite hitting my 4 star threshhold...just a bit more punk angst and angularity across (most of) the set than I'm ever in the mood for. I am, however, looking forward to exploring more of the band's work - a quick look at some recent videos suggests they've evolved in really interesting ways. 3.5 stars for this one.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

3.5 stars. Enjoyed the instruments, especially the guitar. But the vocals were a bit grating at times.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
3

It was alright. The songs were upbeat and sounded good, but I just really wasn’t a fan of the lead singer’s voice. Her voice just seemed grating to me.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

A very focused emo/punk album that leaves you wanting to start a fight. As a listening experience, it is definitely unique

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

One time album, nice punk music…

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Fri Nov 20 2020
2

Ok

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Fri Feb 19 2021
2

could not listen to much. the lead vocalist's voice is just weird and is not enjoyable to listen to.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
2

Noisy thrash guitar.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
2

I don't know what I'm supposed to get out of this. They've got some nice sounds at times, but it's droning and repetitive and I just don't especially enjoy it.

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Thu May 06 2021
2

As noted before, I’m not huge into 90s alternative rock. This was no exception to that. The vocals were grating and some songs it honestly sounded like the guitarist barely knew how to play. Not my favorite Favorite track: “Jenny”

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Wed May 05 2021
2

Despite Carrie Brownstein being in this group, I was actually not a huge fan of this album. I don't think I liked the main singe, not sure if that was Carrie but her voice rattled as she sang and it didn't sound good to me. The music was fine and some of the chorus' were catch but then that rattley voice would come back and I'd skip the song. Glad to see a female rock/punk group!

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

Ich habs mal wieder versucht, und wieder haben wir uns nicht gefunden. Mir ist das alles bisschen zu dünn; für Punk nicht Pop genug und für Emo zu wenig Emo. Sehr stylish natürlich schon, und Tucker und Brownstein sind fraglos tolle Frauen, aber ... wenn der für mich beste Song auf der Platte der ist, den sie einfach gut bei Sonic Youth geklaut haben, dann ...

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

Der Begriff „Riot-Grrrl“ bekommt im Schwanz-Park von 1001 einen atonal-wütenden Nischenplatz zugebilligt. Das ist historisch irgendwie wichtig, war mir der queer/feministische Ansatz aber in fast jeder Ausprägung leider immer inhaltlich und politisch zu groß, als dass die Kunst davor nicht eingeschüchtert sein könnte und nervös ein monotones Plädoyer für die Schönheit des Makels und den Mut zu Lücke halten würde. Es macht die Sache nicht leichter, dass der Ziegen-Tremolo mir so gut wie jeden Song verhagelt, den ich grad gegen Ende des Albums ins Herz zu schließen versuchte. Mähhhhh 1.7

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Tue Jul 13 2021
2

I have a mildy interesting theory that every vocalist has a note they naturally sing over a given chord. A default pitch. Something to do with they way they hear music. It's the same with lead guitarists who often begin solos on the same note. The vocalist for Sleater Kinney takes it to the next level and sings the same note, at the same volume, at the beginning, middle, and entirety of every song. There doesn't seem to be any consideration for melody or dynamics or the music the rest of the band is creating. I'm pretty sure she only sings 2 or 3 different notes on the album. No dynamics. Just full throated and quivering every time. It's too bad because the guitars are really interesting and angular and melodic at times. See "Bring Her Candy" for the clearest example of the only 2 note vocals over interesting guitars. Break free from your default pitch. Give some new notes a try. At this point I should also do a self check for mysogyny and musical conditioning. If the vocalist were male would I find it less irritating? Would it sound like Sonic Youth? In the words of Shaquile O'Neil: "WE'LL NEVER KNOW". C

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Wed Jul 21 2021
2

I like the genre, but too grating for me. I'm not even sure why.

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Wed May 05 2021
2

Interesting vocals... but really didn’t like this one

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Thu Jun 03 2021
2

Hard work, jarring angular chords

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Fri Apr 02 2021
2

I don't like rock

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Mon Mar 29 2021
2

Not for me

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Sat Apr 03 2021
2

Very ehh Forgettable Two good tracks, that is it Final Thoughts: 2/5

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