Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love – Deluxe (2015)
It was the first great record of last year – even if it took me a wee while to get some thoughts down about it. I had the album, the review-link, late in 2014 and I thrashed those songs across the summer break this time last year. And it was always one of the solid albums of the year, I never got sick of it – so much so I went out and bought the deluxe edition version of the vinyl. Probably didn’t need to do that, but did. Sometimes you’ve got to treat yourself. Actually, it was worth it – I don’t need the usual boxed-set ephemera (big lyric booklet, poster) but the etched 12” bonus – and both that and the regular album on white vinyl – is a treat. The two bonus songs are terrific. As is the whole album. This summer holiday I’ve been thrashing this and other Sleater-Kinney albums…not just because I love this band and am hoping to be able to get to their upcoming NZ show, but also because I’m reading Carrie Brownstein’s memoir at the moment and it’s fabulous.
Sample Track: The Fog and Filthy Air
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