Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold


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“How does brokenness walk? Or move through the world?” says guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein about The Center Won’t Hold, Sleater-Kinney’s tenth studio album, released in 2019. “We’re always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person - ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness - in the middle of the chaos.” 

Produced by St Vincent, and leaning heavily into arty-electro-pop, The Center Won't Hold is Sleater-Kinney taking the largest musical departure yet, remarkable even for a band known for their continual reinvention. It's pop maybe, but the undertone is dark and uncompromising, drawing from a pessimistic era of American going down in flames. 

Formed in 1994 by guitarists/vocalists Corin Tucker (Heavens To BetsyCadillacaThe Corin Tucker Band) and Carrie Brownstein (Excuse 17The SpellsWild Flag), both active in the riot grrrl scene of the early-90's, Sleater-Kinney were joined in 1996 by drummer Janet Weiss (QuasiStephen Malkmus and the Jicks), and their drive for continual re-invention and exploration of their sound led them to become one of the most acclaimed and successful indie-rock bands of their time. The Center Won't Hold marks the band's final album with Weiss.


  1. The Center Won't Hold 
  2. Hurry On Home 
  3. Reach Out 
  4. Can I Go On 
  5. Restless 
  6. Ruins 
  7. Love 
  8. Bad Dance 
  9. The Future Is Here 
  10. The Dog/The Body  
  11. Broken 





also available:
Sleater-Kinney - Sleater-Kinney   LP | CD 
Sleater-Kinney - Call The Doctor   LP | CD 
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out   LP | CD 
Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock   LP | CD 
Sleater-Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One   LP | CD 
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat   LP | CD 
Sleater-Kinney - The Woods   2LP | CD 
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love   LP | CD 
Sleater-Kinney - Live in Paris   LP | CD | CASSETTE 
Sleater-Kinney - Path Of Wellness   LP | CD 


see also: 
Heavens To Betsy - Calculated   CD 
Heavens To Betsy - These Monsters Are Real   7" EP 


books about Sleater-Kinney: 
Carrie Brownstein - Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl   paperback 
Jovana Babovic - Sleater Kinney's Dig Me Out   paperback 



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