The Woods - Sleater-Kinney
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Universal acclaim- based on 166 Ratings

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  • Summary: The ubiquitous Dave Fridmann produced this latest outing for the veteran indie rockers, their first album for Sub Pop.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 100
    [They] have made an evolutionary leap in rock. [Jun 2005, p.108]
  2. The Woods is an incredibly intense rock record even by S-K’s lofty standards; it's a call to arms that will hopefully force complacent indie kids to demand more from their rock music.
  3. A record that sounds as if it would be very much at home on any AOR radio station in the 1970s.
  4. Although an extreme statement, it is a major stylistic step forward for the band and pays off great dividends to those so inclined to follow them into The Woods.
  5. Though the guitars sometimes get a little too intoxicated on their new freedom, this is a makeover that finally does the band's melodies proud.
  6. Undoubtedly the one Sleater-Kinney album that everyone should have. [21 May 2005, p.66]
  7. The least interesting, least engaging Sleater-Kinney album ever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 123
  2. Negative: 18 out of 123
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    9
    Finally a real energetic rock album. Its essence's been missing for so many years, now Sleater Kinney push it back with this extraordinary album. Rock from the begining until the end, I assure you Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2010
    9
    Great album. It's got such a full sound, especially compared to many of other other acts in the riot girrrrl era. They've come a long way since Heavens to Betsy.. Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2012
    4
    There are some really great moments here. Sleater-Kinney show great cohesion and some really tight guitar work here at the end of their run. Still, I find the album too slow and too abrasive at points to truly enjoy. Download "Jumpers", "Entertain", and "Steep Air" but do not purchase the entire album. Expand

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