Reject All American

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Not to be confused with The All-American Rejects (album).
Reject All American
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Studio album by Bikini Kill
Released April 5, 1996
Recorded November 1995
Genre Punk rock, indie rock
Length 26:44
Label Kill Rock Stars
Producer John Goodmanson
Bikini Kill chronology
The C.D. Version of the First Two Records
Reject All American
Bikini Kill:The Singles

Reject All American is the final studio album by the American punk rock band Bikini Kill, released on April 5, 1996 by Kill Rock Stars. The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics.

Recording and release[edit]

Reject All American was recorded in November 1995 and produced by John Goodmanson.[1] The album was released on April 5, 1996 by the independent record label Kill Rock Stars.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
Spin 7/10[5]

Reject All American received generally favorable reviews from music critics. David Browne of Entertainment Weekly opined that the album is "28 wonderfully concentrated minutes of unrelenting punk, with mid-tempo stops that pay homage to Kurt Cobain and Tony Randall. The Go-Go's as riot grrrls."[3] Prominent music critic Robert Christgau praised Kathleen Hanna's vocals and Billy Karren's guitar playing, stating that they add definition and confidence.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kathleen Hanna.

No. Title Length
1. "Statement of Vindication" 1:11
2. "Capri Pants" 1:40
3. "Jet Ski" 2:34
4. "Distinct Complicity" 2:29
5. "False Start" 3:12
6. "R.I.P." 3:37
7. "No Backrub" 1:52
8. "Bloody Ice Cream" 1:25
9. "For Only" 2:25
10. "Tony Randall" 2:23
11. "Reject All American" 2:30
12. "Finale" 1:33



  1. ^ Reject All American (CD booklet). Bikini Kill. Olympia, Washington: Kill Rock Stars. 1996. 
  2. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Reject All American". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b David Browne (1996-04-12). "Reject All American". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  4. ^ a b Robert Christgau (1996-05-21). "Consumer Guide: May 21, 1996". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  5. ^ Jen Fleissner (June 1996). "Reject All American". Spin. 12 (3): 114. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 

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