Spinnerette - Spinnerette
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  • Summary: The debut full-length album for The Distillers' Brody Dalle-led band was produced by fellow band member Alain Johannes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. This is crushing, calculated and catchy, light years beyond the three-chord snarling if Dalle's past. [Jul 2009, p.130]
  2. Dalle makes Spinnerette a showcase for her ability to trade styles with equal facility, from clipped, rocking new wave (the uber-catchy 'Geeking,' with its throwback double-tracked vocal) to the grungy closer ('A Prescription For Mankind.' which hosts an “experimental” secret track).
  3. It sounds like the album Courtney Love might have made had she not spent periods of the past decade blitzed to the back teeth. Which is a (very) good thing, by the way. [Jul 2009, p.132]
  4. The spirit is no less raucous, but there's a new-found propensity for the anthemic and melodic that balances out the grunginess.
  5. Familiarity breeds contempt, and Spinnerette makes its strongest statements when flobbing a big loogie onto the grave of past endeavours, not when laying out fresh blooms at the side.
  6. 60
    Spinnerette sees the former Distillers leader at the head of a band not dissimilar to that run by her husband, Josh Homme. [Jul 2009, p.101]
  7. She shows greater range than expected, but the clatter of Johannes' busy production too often obscures her charisma and renders her odd punk melodies sadly lifeless. She's better than this perplexing project.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 2, 2013
    10
    Very beautiful album. Powerful lyrics. Powerful melody. I can't wait for more releases from this group!
  2. StefanV
    Jul 9, 2009
    10
    I absolutely love this album! The songs are catchy and pleasant to listen to (nothing too heavy, not too soft either). You can definately feel the QOTSA influence but thats fine with me since Ive been a Queens fan for a long time. I cant wait to hear some more stuff from Spinnerette! Favorite songs: All Babes Are Wolves Baptized by Fire. Expand
  3. Travis
    Jun 28, 2009
    8
    A solid album that grows on you the more you listen to it. The track Distorting A Code is haunting and lovely.
  4. BethH.
    Jun 30, 2009
    4
    I found this album to be a big disappointment. It just seems rather dull and uninspired. I understand that Brody Dalle wanted to expand herself musically, and I do enjoy hearing a more melodic vocal style from her, but it just seems to lack the lyrical depth and the passion of her earlier albums. Expand