Friday, April 24, 2009

845. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)

Track Listing

1. Dig Me Out
2. One More Hour
3. Turn It On
4. Drama You've Been Craving
5. Heart Factory
6. Words And Guitar
7. It's Enough
8. Little Babies
9. Not What You Want
10. Buy Her Candy
11. Things You Say
12. Dance Song '97
13. Jenny


Now this is a pretty great album, with a shared pop and punk sensibility which really makes it edgy and very appealing at the same time. This might sound blasphemous to some people but at times they sound to me like the Go-Gos with a punk element thrown in, and this is no bad thing.

Many of the songs here are instantly appealing and it is the kind of album that will repay repeated listenings after the first, quite pleasant go. Sleater-Kinney walk the tight rope of pop-hooks and punkish attitude perfectly, with some pretty good lyrics and relentless drive.

So this is definitely one album I can recommend, I really appreciate it when artists can be immediately appealing without sacrificing integrity and this is what happens with this album. Great.

Track Highlights

1. Little Babies
2. Words and Guitar
3. Turn It On
4. Dig Me Out

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The cover is an homage to The Kinks' 1965 album The Kink Kontroversy.

Sleater-Kinney Listen to some Pixies before kicking into Dig Me Out at around 2.30:

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