Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold

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The iconic trio of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss return with their eagerly anticipated tenth album, The Centre Won't Hold. With this record, the group has continued to evolve and push boundaries as they explore emotional industrial rock and pop.

Opening with the titular track, The Centre Won't Hold, Sleater-Kinney immediately introduce the listener to the latest iteration of their sound. Interweaving industrial sounds with haunting vocals this is a truly captivating way to kick-off things off before slowly moving towards a more pop sound later in the album.

When we say pop though it's important to note that this album never ventures into the sickly sweet territory of many modern pop records. Rather it maintains its emotional, industrial base and simply uses pop melodies to heighten the impact of the music.

Perhaps the records most striking track the piano-driven ballad, Broken, closes out the album in unforgettable fashion.

★★★ ½

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