ALBUM REVIEW : NO CITIES TO LOVE
ARTIST : SLEATER KINNEY
GENRE : ROCK
DATE OF RELEASED : 2015
Sleater Kinney’s vocal quality is similar to Robert Smith of The Cure, thus, it is not any wonder that listeners will find some of the songs in this record similar to early recordings of The Cure. Of course there has to be some differences so that Kinney will not suffer in comparison to Smith.
There are several outstanding tracks in this record such as “Fangless” which has excellent guitar riffs and strumming, “Surface Envy” which has a guitar sound that has a life of its own; it’s like Lenny Kravitz doing punk, “Fade” which can be considered as psychedelic rock in today’s standard, “Hey Darling” which is probably the most radio friendly track in this record.
This performer might have been hooked in the eighties as “Bury Our Friends” is basically 80’s music in terms of sound, feels like listening to The Smiths all over again. “Gimme Love” is as punk as it can gets since the lyrics are not so angry compared with some of punk music hits of long ago.
This album is still a good effort despite its lack of originality, this is still engaging as some listeners might consider Sleater Kinney’s music a novelty in this age where EDM and bubblegum rock rules the airwaves. I rate this record 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it