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Music Review: Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities to Love”

From left: Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney)

The album has been out a few weeks, and as usual, I’m late with the review. But that’s ok, no one pays me for this anyway 🙂

If you’re a fan of Sleater-Kinney since back in the day like I am, I think you’ll like this album. Clocking in at 32 minutes, you can listen to it on the commute to work/school and be done by the time you get into the parking lot.

So, track by track, here’s the review. I’ll also post each cut as Sub Pop helpfully added all of them to their Youtube channel.

  • Price Tag – classic SK

  • Fangless – I got such a Modest Mouse vibe from this song I had to go put one some old MM just so I was sure I wasn’t going crazy:

  • Surface Envy – classic SK and I can’t stop listening to this track. It’s my theme for the winter:

  • Title Track (No Cities to Love) – S’alright.

  • A New Wave – LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. Performance from the Late Show with David Letterman:

  • No Anthems – Very rough, garage rock… never a bad thing:

  • Gimme Love – Haven’t decided how I feel about it. Maybe a few more listens will convince me one way or another:

  • Bury Our Friends – Modest Mouse represents again!

  • Hey Darling – Listen to the track first:

And then listen to Lita wail:

  • Fade – Kinda dark. Good ending to the album:

All in all, a great album. My all time favorite SK album is still The Hot Rock, but this one is really growing on me. If you get the chance, see the ladies live on tour this spring and rock out.

Welcome back, ladies. The rock and roll is mightily appreciated!

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