Live Through ThisHole
Hi- Violet, Plump, Asking For It, Jennifer's Body, She Walks On Me, Lo- Doll Parts Just a week before the release of this album, Kurt Cobain's death rocked the music world, forever upstaging his wife while simultaneously inextricably linking the two events in history. Live Through This is a time capsule captured just before it all went down. A stronger opener couldn't be had: Violet gets right to business, with Love painfully daring you to "Take Everything". A common theme through out the album is being beaten down by the world, while at the same time projecting the image of perfection, balancing ever-rising expectations until one just snaps, as perfectly illustrated in Asking For It and Jennifer's Body. Musically, it's a timeless catalog of femme-grunge, with crunchy guitars, lilting vocals, and hard-hitting drums. Every track is unique to each other, but they share a common tapestry and is recognizable as Hole. The only "weak track" I can think of here is Doll Parts because it's very repetitive; but yet it makes sense and I probably wouldn't change a thing.