Live Through This
by Hole

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More About Live Through This by Hole

Featured Artist: Dana Kletter

Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: July 2016
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.136) - Ranked # 20 in Rolling Stone's "Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums" - "...[A] grim, passionate grunge masterpiece..."

Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.54) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (1/25/95, p.52) - Voted Best Album in the 1995 Critic's Poll.

Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.191) - "...Love delivers punk not only as insinuating as Nirvana's but as corrosive as the Sex Pistols'. More significantly, LIVE THROUGH THIS may be the most potent blast of female insurgency ever committed to tape..."

Spin (9/99, p.120) - Ranked #6 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Spin (12/94, p.76) - Ranked #1 in Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '94' - "...Love rode her band's gargantuan riffs through a shy loner's air-guitar fantasy: rock stardom as revenge upon the entire human race..."

Entertainment Weekly (4/15/94, p.56) - "...what you take away isn't a guitar riff but Love's voice. A thick reedy instrument that makes her sound like the younger, brattier sister of Johnny Rotten, it stands out like a suited IBM executive at Lollapalooza....[Love] has charisma and attitude to burn, and she knows it...." - Rating: B+

Alternative Press (7/01, p.96) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Women's Rock Albums" - "...This put her in the public eye for her music, making herself over as the queen of angry female alterna-rock."

Melody Maker (4/9/94, p.30) - "...You know the plot; the tension is all in execution. This has to be the high watermark of the genre that survived the crass label of `foxcore'..."

Musician (4/94, p.82) - "...Cobain's much-discussed, little heard other half finally gets the chance to escape gossip-column purgatory and succceeds with flying colors...Courtney Love's foul, funny eloquence...cuts through all the bullshit with a mighty flourish. Rock on, sister!..."

Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #1 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.

Village Voice (5/3/94, p.65) - "...[Love] is the nightmare doll who comes to life to wreak revenge on her domesticators....There's also her sheer star power, the irresistible curl of her phrases, the waterfall plunge of her screams. But more than that, it's the way she dares to fashion from the lies she can't escape, a story she can call true...."

New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Jon Pareles' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "...Courtney Love channels her inchoate rage into straightforward verse-chorus-verse..."

New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Neil Strauss' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "...Try divorcing Courtney Love the gossip-column item...from this album to find Courtney Love the punk-rock musician..."

NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #12 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'

NME (Magazine) (4/9/94, p.40) - 8 - Excellent - "...The result is a personal but secretive thrash-pop opera of urban nihilism and passionate dumbthinks..."

Pitchfork (Website) - "As much as it concerns trauma and misogyny, LIVE THROUGH THIS, like all great rock records, quakes with desire."

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