- Summary: This is the solo debut for Melissa Auf der Maur, who served as bassist for both Smashing Pumpkins and Hole. Chris Goss produced the disc, which also features appearances from Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Brant Bjork (Kyuss) and James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins).
- Record Label: EMI
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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Alternative PressThe disc's bread and butter is Auf Der Maur's smoking riffs. [Jun 2004, p.106]
FilterAuf der Maur builds a strong rhythmic foundation on this record and then proceeds to layer the white powder on top to hook the kids. [#11, p.94]
TKirkJun 1, 2004The sound provides something missing from today's generic pop fluff and "alternative" or rock crap. I found it tight and extremely listenable...
JeffreyBFeb 24, 2006I LOVE this CD!! I am not a huge Hole fan and I bought this based on one track I heard on DMX. This is one of the strongest freshman albums I LOVE this CD!! I am not a huge Hole fan and I bought this based on one track I heard on DMX. This is one of the strongest freshman albums I've heard in the past five years. The songs are catchy, great hooks, cool melody lines, the vocals are strong and the playing is tight. I admittedly don't pay much attention to the lyrics so they may be a bit trite or silly, but the music ROCKS! I'm listening to it right now... ;-)… Expand
Apr 19, 2011all albums pwn.she is amazing
Makes me proud to be canadian.
i think everyone needs some melissa in there life she is probley one of theyall albums pwn.she is amazing
Makes me proud to be canadian.
i think everyone needs some melissa in there life
she is probley one of they coolest women let alone person out there.
i hope to one day see OOOM live one day in my hometown.… Expand
wackymanMay 25, 2004nothing groundbreaking here really but just good music to listen to sometimes you don't need more than that
Aug 27, 2010Pounding modern rock airwaves, Auf der Maur's debut solo album sets the bar for a new style of alternative rock and leaves Courtney Love'sPounding modern rock airwaves, Auf der Maur's debut solo album sets the bar for a new style of alternative rock and leaves Courtney Love's solo attempt in the back of the que. Heavy but beautiful, raw but well-cooked, MAdM invites you in and you'd be a fool to miss it!… Expand
[Anonymous]Mar 27, 2006A competent but inconsistent platter of Alternative rock. Melissa has some talent, but she can't match her mentors, and it comes in A competent but inconsistent platter of Alternative rock. Melissa has some talent, but she can't match her mentors, and it comes in somewhat inconsistent bursts. Still, the album offers a decent bunch of hard rocking gems and can be enjoyed, all of them accented with a female edginess that redeems even the most mediocre tracks. An easy album to like, but because of its flaws, hard to love.… Expand
JonHJun 5, 2004As bad as Courtney Love's album, cliche filled, uninspired.
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