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Old 06-13-2005, 11:22 AM   #1
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Sleater-Kinney: The Woods

I didn't think I'd like this album, as I have never been fond of SK. But this is actually pretty damn kick-ass. All the great reviews are probably warranted. http://www.metacritic.com/music/arti...erkinney/woods

modern stoner rock, maybe
avant-garde, a little
but always rockin' out

listen to:

Jumpers
The Fox
What's Mine is Yours
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Man, I forgot they had a new one coming out. One Beat kicked seven different kinds of ass, so I'd better grab this one too.
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Got it last week, but haven't really gotten into it yet. One Beat did kick much ass, so I'm prepared for a letdown with this one.
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I've really liked the one song of theirs I've heard from this album, "Entertain". Been interested in what the rest of the album is like in comparison after seeing all the glowing reviews.
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A friend of mine is a huge fan so I've listened to some of their older stuff.

I can't stand that woman's voice. It's like cats howling in protest of being skinned. The music itself is okay, but I can't get past her. At all.
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I felt that too, about her voice, on previous albums.

but it works on this for some reason.

Maybe its like Dylan or Corgan or even Oburst...it takes some getting used to
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:42 PM   #7
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Really, you like it? I cant say yet, I really cant....
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anyone read (view) the StripWax comic?

This album was featured two weeks ago.

Anyway............
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I just got it, and I'm only one track in. Oh, man, anitram, you'd hate this one. She's almost yodeling.

"La-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-nd ho!"

A lot of people hate Carrie's little princess voice too. But fuck a lot of people. I want to have Carrie's babies.
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I downloaded two of their songs off insound. I really, really like the music, but I, too, am having a hard time getting past the singer's vocal style/voice. Maybe it grows on you after a while?
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:53 AM   #11
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I forgot they had a new one out.

For some reason I love Corin's voice. Yes it does sound like cats yowling but I don't know, I love it.
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wow, why wasn't there a thread on this already? one of the best albums of the year thus far. and it rocks like a muh fucker. these gals do stoner rock better than queens of the stone age do on their new (shitty) album. i can see how the vocals could be grating, but i dig it.
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NEWS FLASH: Scientists have discovered an eighth kind of ass. It was promptly kicked by "Let's Call It Love," along with the first seven. Goddamn.
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Old 06-26-2005, 03:05 PM   #14
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BUMP

just saw them last nite in dc and they fucking SLAYED. played just about all of the woods, a few older tunes, and even threw in a danzig cover. awesome.

seriously, anyone who has not heard this album needs to hear it NOW
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Old 06-26-2005, 04:34 PM   #15
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i hear this album kicks hard ass. i should look into it.
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I've been listening to this album nonstop for days. In my top 5 for 2005 so far, and I would dare say that it will be when the year is over.
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Jumpers is an awesome song

great album
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:51 AM   #18
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Can't comment on the new one much as i haven't heard it much, but as a rule Sleater Kinney work for me. They do kick ass and I love the call-and-response thing they have going on in a lot of their songs (which, yes, includes the screeching-cat lady).
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Best Album of the Year so far, BY far. I was a huge fan of One Beat but this is their crowning achievement. Their sound just developed into a whole new frontier on this record.

And they kicked so much ass when I saw them live. They played EVERY song off the new album. What a testament to how confident they are in what they've put together here. Carrie was like a Hendrix reincarnation unleashed on the stage. She is a guitar god.

Yes, Corin Tucker's voice is a "grower". But I also disliked the voices of Michael Stipe, Perry Ferrell, Billy Corgan, Bob Dylan, and even Joni Mitchell before I became big fans. She has a powerful voice, one full of conviction, and on The Woods it's just glorious.

After I saw the concert, I said to my friends, Sleater-Kinney may very well be the best band in the world right now. They are at the total peak of their powers.
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I finally listened to the album this week. It's not on par with Love Beat, IMO, but still fantastic and continues S-K's amazingly consistent run. I absolutely cannot stand "Let's Call It Love" though; I tried to give it a go five times or so and my patience just snapped mid-way every single time. It's just the absolute worst thing they've ever recorded.
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