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The Center Won't Hold

by Sleater-Kinney

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Nik Havert
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Nik Havert It's a sharp record that brings in electro touches from St. Vincent and tackles our addictions to technology and social media as we let personal relationships crumble.

Here's my full review - www.7thlevelmusic.com?p=5482 Favorite track: Can I Go On.
agutterfan
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agutterfan A very modern album looking at human relationships in the age of social media. The band have clearly used St Vincent as producer to give a hard electro edge to their songs. The stunning opening title track might come as a surprise to old fans, but RUINS, Bad Dance, and The Dog/The Body show the band using electro synths to complement their anger, and gives a new texture to their music, a new sonic palette to play with. And they still rock when they want to. Reinvention here sounds great. Favorite track: The Future Is Here.
charnesshartman
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charnesshartman Jesus, I love this album so much. It matches my mood perfectly right now. Thank you for making this album! Favorite track: Hurry On Home.
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How does brokenness walk? Or move through the world?” says guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein about The Center Won’t Hold, Sleater-Kinney’s tenth studio album. “We’re always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person – ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness – in the middle of the chaos.”

The Center Won’t Hold is Sleater-Kinney’s midnight record on the doomsday clock. After twenty-five years of legendary collaboration, rock’n’roll giants Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss rise to meet the moment by digging deeper and sounding bigger than we’ve heard them yet. Here are intimate battle cries. Here are shattered songs for the shattered survivors. “The Center Won’t Hold drops you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election,” says guitarist/vocalist Tucker of the title track. “We’re not taking it easy on the audience. That song is meant to be really heavy and dark. And almost like a mission statement, at the end of that song, it’s like we’re finding our way out of that space by becoming a rock band.

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released August 16, 2019

2019, Mom+Pop. Produced by Annie Clark (St. Vincent).

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Sleater-Kinney Portland, Oregon

Sleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. The band’s core lineup consisted of Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals) and Janet Weiss (drums). Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. ... more

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