Sleater-Kinney (album)

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Sleater-Kinney
Studio album by Sleater-Kinney
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Punk rock
Length 22:45
Label Chainsaw
Producer Tim Green, Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney chronology
Sleater-Kinney
(1995)
Call the Doctor
(1996)

Sleater-Kinney is the debut studio album by the American rock band Sleater-Kinney, released in 1995 by Chainsaw Records. The album received favorable reviews from critics.

Recording and release[edit]

Sleater-Kinney was recorded by Nick Carrol at 486 Victoria Street in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Tim Green and the band at the Red House in Olympia, Washington.[1] The album was released in 1995 by the queercore independent record label Chainsaw Records.[2] As of March 1996, the album has sold 1,000 copies according to singer and guitarist Corin Tucker.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
Pitchfork Media 7.8/10[5]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[6]

Sleater-Kinney received favorable reviews from music critics. Allmusic reviewer Zach Curd stated that the album "is a medium-fi blast of thrashy riot grrrl rock. Some tracks are reminiscent of '90s Sonic Youth ('Be Yr Mama'), while others are just blasts of punk angst ('A Real Man'). The group suffers from excessively monotone melody lines, but succeeds with their overall confidence and an understanding of dynamics that is promising".[2] In a more positive review, prominent music critic Robert Christgau commented, "while their same-sex one-on-ones aren't exactly odes to joy, they convey a depth of feeling that could pass for passion."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker.

No. Title Length
1. "Don't Think You Wanna"   1:53
2. "The Day I Went Away"   3:04
3. "A Real Man"   1:04
4. "Her Again"   2:20
5. "How to Play Dead"   2:06
6. "Be Yr Mama"   2:52
7. "Sold Out"   1:16
8. "Slow Song"   2:00
9. "Lora's Song"   2:29
10. "The Last Song"   3:37
Total length:
22:45

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sleater-Kinney (CD booklet). Sleater-Kinney. Olympia, Washington: Chainsaw Records. 1995. 
  2. ^ a b c Zach Curd. "Sleater-Kinney". Allmusic. Archived from the original on 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  3. ^ Todd S. Inoue (March 1996). "Portland's Sleater-Kinney is maniacally vulnerable". Metro (March 21-27, 1996). Archived from the original on 1997-01-13. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  4. ^ a b Robert Christgau. "Sleater-Kinney". Robert Christgau website. Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  5. ^ Jenn Pelly (2014-10-24). "Start Together". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  6. ^ Chonin, Neva (2004). "Sleater-Kinney". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 742–743. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 

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