I just got the Sleater-Kinney cd The Woods (Sup-Pop) today and it is all I thought it would be. This is not a band that is going to be played on the radio (especially these days). They can be discordant and I think they like that. If you give them a shot...
About the cd - first off drummer Janet Weiss is the best drummer in modern rock. Tell me who's better. I know that Carrie Brownstein's vocals can be harsh - but it works - I don't think she's ever sounded better. This album is noisy and jarring but fun to listen to. It is so far the best cd I've heard this year. I was a bit afraid when I heard that SK was going in a different direction, but I see it as evolution as opposed to decomposition.
Go get this cd.
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