• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2015
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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 162 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 162
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  1. Feb 3, 2015
    5
    Cannot for the life of me understand the overwhelmingly positive reviews this album is getting. No doubt, it's a sophisticated work, just like everything else in Sleater Kinney's past--the two-punch guitar attack of Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein is still as dynamic as it ever was--and the album still retains the defiant spirit of punk feminism that characterized their early works. ButCannot for the life of me understand the overwhelmingly positive reviews this album is getting. No doubt, it's a sophisticated work, just like everything else in Sleater Kinney's past--the two-punch guitar attack of Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein is still as dynamic as it ever was--and the album still retains the defiant spirit of punk feminism that characterized their early works. But this album does nothing more than reaffirm strengths that were established 15 years ago, and the melodies are for the most part generic pop melodies that sound too radio-friendly to be Sleater-Kinney. I'm not saying this album had to be a follow-up to The Woods, but damn this is boring. You can listen to the album once and you've heard everything you already need to hear. Expand
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90

Universal acclaim - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 39
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
  3. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Apr 9, 2015
    89
    The Oregonians' confident comeback is balls-out bold, the threepiece returning with fresh vitality.
  2. Magnet
    Feb 20, 2015
    80
    It's a furious, loud, unbridled, relentless album. [No. 117, p.60]
  3. Mojo
    Feb 2, 2015
    100
    No Cities To Love stares down its troubles, power and joy ultimately lying in the hands of the people who can write such songs. [Feb 2015, p.86]