Music > Artists > Alternative
Formed:
1994 in Olympia, WA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






Sleater-Kinney

Biography

Like many a great band, Sleater-Kinney inhabited their time so thoroughly it took an extended hiatus to realize the extent of their legacy. In many respects, they were the defining American indie rock band of the second half of the '90s, the group that harnessed all the upheaval of the alt-rock explosion of the first part of the decade and channeled it into a vigorous mission statement. It was not incidental that Sleater-Kinney were an all-female band — prior to S-K, co-leaders Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein both started playing music in Northern Pacific riot grrrl bands and their feminism and queercore roots were deeply embedded in their rock & roll — but calling them the best female rock band of their generation is too confining. By every measure, Sleater-Kinney were one of the best bands of their time, capturing the tenor of their times and then expanding at a rapid clip, delivering record after record that redefined their music without abandoning their punk rock (or political) ideals. Their hot streak began once drummer Janet Weiss joined for 1997's Dig Me Out and it ran until 2005's The Woods, after which they entered an "indefinite hiatus" that lasted nearly a decade. During those ten years of silence, Tucker pursued a solo career, Weiss drummed with ex-Pavement leader Stephen Malkmus' new-millennial band the Jicks, and, most surprisingly, Brownstein turned into a mainstream star due to her starring role on Portlandia, the comedy sketch show she created with fellow indie rock refugee Fred Armisen in 2011. Portlandia helped push Brownstein and Sleater-Kinney into a mainstream they had never known, so when they returned in 2015 with the brand-new full-length album No Cities to Love, it was welcomed by their largest audience yet.

Top Albums


1. No Cities To..

2. The Woods (B..

3. Dig Me Out (..

4. One Beat (Re..

5. Call the Doc..

6. The Hot Rock..

7. Sleater-Kinn..

8. All Hands on..

9. Live at Loll..

10. Entertain - ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Surface EnvyNo Cities To Love3:06$0.99
2.
Bury Our FriendsNo Cities To Love3:23$0.99
3.
No Cities To LoveNo Cities To Love3:05$0.99
4.
New WaveNo Cities To Love3:38$0.99
5.
JumpersWoods (Bonus Track Version)4:24$0.99
6.
Price TagNo Cities To Love3:54$0.99
7.
Modern GirlWoods (Bonus Track Version)3:01$0.99
8.
One More HourDig Me Out (Remastered)3:19$0.99
9.
Hey DarlingNo Cities To Love2:25$0.99
10.
No AnthemsNo Cities To Love3:19$0.99
11.
Oh!One Beat (Remastered)3:56$0.99
12.
Get UpHot Rock (Remastered)3:46$0.99
13.
Dig Me OutDig Me Out (Remastered)2:40$0.99
14.
You're No Rock n' Roll FunAll Hands on the Bad One (R..2:37$0.99
15.
I Wanna Be Your Joey RamoneCall the Doctor (Remastered..2:36$0.99
16.
FadeNo Cities To Love3:37$0.99
17.
FanglessNo Cities To Love3:34$0.99
18.
One BeatOne Beat (Remastered)3:08$0.99
19.
Good ThingsCall the Doctor (Remastered..3:10$0.99
20.
SympathyOne Beat (Remastered)4:15$0.99
21.
Words and GuitarDig Me Out (Remastered)2:21$0.99
22.
Real ManSleater-Kinney (Remastered)1:04$0.99
23.
Day I Went AwaySleater-Kinney (Remastered)3:04$0.99
24.
Don't Think You WannaSleater-Kinney (Remastered)1:52$0.99
25.
Youth DecayAll Hands on the Bad One (R..2:30$0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Jumpers

2. You're No Rock..

3. Get Up


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